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One of the best parts about sitting around the campfire after a day of outdoor fun is enjoying delicious, hearty camp food. You don’t want to bring the whole kitchen pantry and sink, though. Our lightweight camping food gives you endless meal options, and it’s tough choosing which ones to enjoy around your next campfire. Here are some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry picks for breakfast, dessert, and every meal in between — straight from the outdoor adventure experts.
With so many meal options, it's tough to choose which ones to take on your next camping trip. Here are some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry picks -- straight from the outdoor adventure experts!
Breakfast
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Multigrain Buttermilk Hot Cakes (2 Servings)

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Indian Rice Pudding (2 Servings)

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Colorado Omelette (2 Servings)

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Granola with Milk and Blueberries (1 Serving)

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Whole Milk (4 Cups)

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Multigrain Buttermilk Hot Cakes (2 Servings)
Give yourself a hearty start to the day with our delicious, protein packed, buttermilk pancakes. They’re made with a heart healthy blend of spelt and whole wheat flours, organic quinoa, and hemp to give you the energy you need to explore. Cooking them is a breeze, too. Once you’ve mixed your batter right in the pouch, fire up that griddle and get those hot cakes cooking.

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Indian Rice Pudding (2 Servings)
Spice up your next camp breakfast with our traditional Indian rice pudding. This low sodium, soy free delight is full of almonds and raisins, plus an exotic spice blend of cardamom, orange peel, and honey. All you need is boiling water, a stirring utensil, and 15-20 minutes. You can also create a make-ahead cold breakfast with 2 cups of water and several hours of hydration time. And here’s another little secret: this dish is also perfect for dessert.

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Colorado Omelette (2 Servings)
Get a hearty start to the day with our Colorado omelette. All-natural, free-range eggs provide the base, and we top it off with a scramble of cheddar cheese, bell peppers, and onions. The best part? All you need to prepare this delicious, protein-packed, camp-friendly breakfast is a non stick pan, 1 cup of boiling water, and enough time to stir everything up before cooking.

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Granola with Milk and Blueberries (1 Serving)
Preparing breakfast doesn’t get any easier than our wholesome granola with oats, real butter, almonds, blueberries, coconut, and milk. It’s an explosion of flavor and nutrition that you can make right from your sleeping bag! Simply add 1 cup of hot or cold water to the pouch and dig in.

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Whole Milk (4 Cups)
Keeping your diet balanced while also consuming enough calories can be tough when you’re out in the wilderness camping… and that’s why powdered milk comes in handy! Just add 1/2 cup water to the pouch, stir until smooth, then add an additional 3-3 1/2 cups of water and stir well. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then enjoy it solo, add to coffee, mix with granola or nuts, or whatever else sounds tasty.
Entree
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Lasagna (2 Servings)

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Chicken Cashew Curry (2 Servings)

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Three Cheese Mac & Cheese (2 Servings)

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Cincinnati Style Chili (2 Servings)

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Three Sister Stew (2 Servings)

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Lasagna (2 Servings)
This lasagna is traditional Italian comfort food with an adventure-friendly, and vegetarian, twist. We use a hearty and organic soy protein in lieu of ground beef — and you may have never known the difference. We never skimp on the spices, so your lasagna will be full of your favorite Italian seasonings. Then there’s the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and perfectly cooked, plump noodles. You’ll hardly believe a pot, water, heat, and 20 minutes of rehydration time is all that lies between you and a nutritionally balanced meal. Bon appetit!

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Chicken Cashew Curry (2 Servings)
This lower sodium meal is highlighted by a delightfully mild Indian curry, with a spice level that nearly any palate will enjoy (though we won’t judge spice lovers if they add some extra hot sauce). Our all-natural, white meat chicken provides a much-needed protein boost to keep you going, but let’s not forget about the cashews, onions, mushrooms, and celery. Prep is a breeze, too — all you need is a potful of boiling water. 15-20 minutes later you'll be enjoying a nutritionally-balanced meal that keeps you moving.

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Three Cheese Mac & Cheese (2 Servings)
After a day of outdoor fun, there’s nothing like a warm bowl of cheesy goodness to knock out those hunger pains. This camp-friendly spin on a traditional comfort food might be soy and nut free, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of flavor! Our mac and cheese is a rich, creamy blend of Parmesan, Romano, and Cheddar cheeses that can be prepared in a snap. Just add boiling water, stir it up, and then kick back and relax while dinner prepares itself.

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Cincinnati Style Chili (2 Servings)
Lovers of Cincinnati's Mediterranean-spiced take on chili are bound to savor this nod to the midwest’s culinary creations. We start with a hearty base of spaghettini, beef, onions, and beans. “Our Way” also features cinnamon, clove and a hint of dark chocolate! Preparing your chili requires boiling water and some waiting time, but if that’s too easy go ahead and kick things up a notch by adding shredded cheese, sour cream, and your other favorite garnishes.

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Three Sister Stew (2 Servings)
For this hearty stew, we start with the native American holy-trinity: corn, beans, and squash. Toss in some brown rice and quinoa, and you have a nutritious, protein-packed meal (17 grams per serving) that will fuel all of your adventures at camp and beyond. We never skimp on the spices either — each mouthful will be jam-packed with flavor. “Cooking” your stew requires boiling water and 15-20 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time for your favorite camp activities.
Snacks
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Salsa (1 Cup)

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All-Natural Peanut Butter (4 Pack)

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Whole Milk (4 Cups)

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Mountain Standard Red Mountain Salsa (1 Cup)

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Mountain Standard Green Mountain Salsa (1 Cup)

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Salsa (1 Cup)
Our salsa can be made however you like it: hot, mild, or something in between. A jalapeno spice packet is included with this delicious chunky salsa, so you control the heat. To prepare, remove the jalapeno pepper packet, add one cup of water to the remaining contents, stir it all up, and add your kick of spice (caution, these peppers are hot!). Let it sit for 5 minutes while you get out the the tortilla chips and breakfast burritos.

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All-Natural Peanut Butter (4 Pack)
We can’t take the credit for this one, but we’re sure you’ll love these little packets of nut buttery goodness from Peanut Butter & Co. Every packet is full of delicious, all-natural peanut butter that’ll keep your body fueled and ready for whatever your camping trip brings. It’s great on it’s own, or paired with apples, crackers, bananas, celery, and anything else you can think of!

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Whole Milk (4 Cups)
Keeping your diet balanced while also consuming enough calories can be tough when you’re on a grueling backpacking trip or hike… and that’s why powdered milk comes in handy! Just add 1/2 cup water to the pouch’s contents, stir until smooth, then add an additional 3 - 3.5 cups of water and stir well. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then enjoy it solo, add to coffee, mix with granola or nuts, or whatever else sounds tasty.

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Mountain Standard Red Mountain Salsa (1 Cup)
In addition to our freeze-dried salsa pouches, you can enjoy this tasty blend of jalapeños, chili pepper, tomatoes, chia and hemp seeds. This medium heat spicy and sweet classic is made with love right in Boulder, Colorado, in collaboration with Mountain Standard. It’s a healthy, lightweight camp essential that’s perfect with chips, eggs, potatoes, on a burger, mixed with sour cream instead of water, and more.

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Mountain Standard Green Mountain Salsa (1 Cup)
Green chiles are a southwestern meal staple and they give any dish an extra burst of flavor. Now, you can bring along your favorite green chile salsa on all of your camping adventures. We’ve collaborated with Mountain Standard to bring campers like you this delicious blend of roasted green chiles, garlic, onion, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. This spicy treat is great with chips, eggs, potatoes, on a burger, mixed with sour cream instead of water, and more.
Dessert
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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (2 Servings)

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Creme Brulee (2 Servings)

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Mango Sticky Rice (2 Servings)

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Hot Apple Cobbler (2 Servings)

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Coconut Key Lime Pie (2 Servings)

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (2 Servings)
Sinful dark chocolate cheesecake that only requires cold water? It is possible! Our dark chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and comes complete with chocolate cookie crumbs to top it all off. Once you’ve added water, mixed everything up, and sprinkled the chocolate crumb topping over the filling, a mere 13 minutes is all that stands between you and a dessert you’ll want to bring along hiking again and again.

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Creme Brulee (2 Servings)
Our chef's sweet and satisfying twist on this classic French treat is sure to have you looking forward to dessert after setting up camp. If you’re wondering whether this treat comes complete with a burnt sugar topping, never fear — you’ll get the full creme brulee experience, no blow torch required. You won’t even need hot water for this one, because this sweet treat can be made with cold water.

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Mango Sticky Rice (2 Servings)
Bring a bit of Thailand with you (and pack light) on your next camping trip. Our mango sticky rice is a sweet, black sesame seed-topped Thai delight that’s vegan, soy free, and full of all the delicious mango and coconut flavors you’d expect from this classic dessert. Here’s a bonus secret — our mango sticky rice also makes for a nourishing breakfast. All you need is 1 - 1.5 cups of boiling water and 15-20 minutes of patience.

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Hot Apple Cobbler (2 Servings)
Our hot apple cobbler is full of sweet cinnamon apples topped with a delicious savory cobbler crust. Cooking your cobbler is a multi-step process, but we still like to keep things simple. You’ll need boiling water for the apples and sauce, 3 additional tablespoons of water for the cobbler mix, and a non stick pan. The best part? You can be enjoying your dessert by the bonfire in less than 10 minutes.

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Coconut Key Lime Pie (2 Servings)
Do you enjoy a bit of tanginess with your sweet desserts? If you do, our refreshing coconut key lime pie is the perfect flavor combination you’ve been craving on your camping adventures. Tangy lime and sweet coconut come together under a graham cracker crumb topping, and all you need to prepare it is 2/3 cups of cold water, something to whisk the mixture with, and 10 minutes of patience.
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