Fruit - fresh or dried
Cold cereal (choose a nutritious brand that packs small without
being crushed, like granola, spoon-size shredded wheat, etc.)
Hot cereal (instant oatmeal)
Powdered milk (for cereal)
LUNCH AND SNACKS
Powdered drink mix (Gatorade, Lemonade, etc.)
Chips (corn chips, tortilla chips)
Cheese (cheddar, string cheese)
Salami or beef stick
Peanut butter and jam
Canned meats (tuna, deviled ham, etc. - heavy - good for
short trips only - must pack out can)
Candy bars (watch out for melting)
Hard candies (like Brachs or Werthers)
Fruit - dried - raisins, prunes, banana chips, etc.
Cup-of-soups (Nile Spice, Trader Joes, wonton, etc.)
Packaged dried soups (Knorr, etc.)
|MAIN DISHES and SIDE DISHES
Rice, pasta, or cup-of-soups, with optional meat (like pepperoni,
beef stick, summer sausage, canned tuna, browned and dehydrated ground
beef or turkey) added in. Examples below:
Chili cup-of-soup with browned, dehydrated ground beef and
Lentil and couscous cup-of-soup with pepperoni.
Angel hair pasta with Alfredo sauce and extra chunks of cheese.
(Thin pasta, like angel hair, cooks faster than thick spaghetti.)
Angel hair pasta with tomato-based spaghetti sauce, and Parmesan
cheese (use packaged sauce, like Lawry's or Shilling, with tomato paste,
or make your own homemade sauce and dehydrate it).
Dried tortellinis (Trader Joes) with pasta sauce.
Macaroni and cheese with pepperoni slices.
Mashed potatoes (dehydrated instant) with gravy mix and optional
browned, dehydrated ground turkey and dried cranberries.
Stove-Top stuffing mix
Hash browns (dehydrated, in a box)
Fantastic Foods dehydrated refried beans
Fresh vegetables (bell peppers and carrots keep well)
Freeze-dried vegetables (for long trips)
Instant pudding (bring a shaker to mix it in)
Cheesecake (packaged - Royal or Jello brand - you may need
to bring butter, powdered milk, sugar, aluminum pie tin - check directions)
Cooked dried fruit, with cinnamon added