It’s possible to maintain your vegan diet and lifestyle, even when you’re deep in the backcountry. Our lightweight, dehydrated food picks will keep hunger at bay while giving you the fuel and nutrition needed to power through all your outdoor adventures. With so many meal options, it’s tough to choose which ones to take on your next trip into the wilderness. Here are some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry picks — straight from the outdoor adventure experts!
Get ready for a day of outdoor activities with a warm and hearty multi-grain breakfast cereal that will keep you satisfied through lunch. With Organic blueberries, walnuts, oats, and quinoa, this is one healthy start to your day. Breakfast can be on the table in mere minutes, too. Simply add 1 cup of boiling water to the mix, stir well, cover, and let everything sit for 5 minutes. Give it a final stir, and breakfast is served.
Bring the flavors of your favorite Thai restaurant out into the wilderness with our vegan and gluten free pad thai dish. Rice noodles and veggies are blended together with a spicy, sweet, and addicting garlic sauce. We’ve even included roasted peanuts for added texture and flavor — it’s all about the details. The best part? All that stands between you and your Pad Thai is some boiling water and a bit of time.
You’ll get two servings from this pouch, but we doubt you’ll want to share. Our spin on this classic Indian curry dish from the Punjab region features delectable chickpeas in a blend of chilies and rice. It’s also high in protein and calories, making it the perfect way to refuel after a long day spent outside. You’ll hardly believe a pot, water, heat to get that water boiling, and 15-20 minutes of rehydration time is all that lies between you and a lightweight, nutritionally balanced meal.
Bring a bit of the tropics along on your next outdoor adventure. This fragrant Caribbean classic puts a delicious Cuban twist on a sweet and savory blend of coconut milk, black beans, and bananas. It’s also high in protein, vegan, and gluten free. Like our other nutritious dehydrated meals, this entree is a snap to make. Boiling water, some stirring, and hydration time is all it takes.
Taking fresh salsa with you while hiking adds extra weight you don’t need… until now. 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.
Bring a bit of Thailand with you on your next backpacking adventure. 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 delicious breakfast. All you need is 1-1 1/2 cups of boiling water and 15-20 minutes of patience.