Lightweight Vegetarian Backpacking Food:
- Granola bars, candy bars or power bars, some come in delicious flavors like banana bread or mocha! Mmmm 🙂
- Cereal or oatmeal with powdered milk
- Dehydrated eggs with onion and dehydrated tomatoes
- Crackers or pretzels with cheese, cream cheese, Nutella or peanut butter
- Speaking of peanut butter, PB&J’s can even be vegan and are always a good option, if you want to mix it up try peanut butter and honey. Bread should be firm so you don’t end up with a PB&J ball. Choose a bread with whole grains and seeds and nuts inside, this will give you more protein and they tend to be firmer, tortillas or pita bread is also an option.
- Fruit strips, banana chips or other dried fruit and vegetables
- Trail Mix: e.g., assorted nuts, seeds, dried raisins, cranberries, figs, apricots etc.
- Cheese: for this trip we have some amazing Hickory Farms smoked cheddar cheese, I can’t wait for some wine and cheese on the beach! (make sure refrigeration isn’t necessary) Parmesan cheese lasts a long time outside of the fridge or maybe string cheese or Babybell
- Dehydrated soup mixes
- Macaroni and cheese (or whatever pasta you prefer) look for bags that you can also cook in, just adding boiling water to the noodles is so much easier than boiling them in the pot for 10 minutes, saves cleaning up too!
- Rice, couscous or noodles, can be made just using boiling water, add some dehydrated veggies and some seasoning and poof! delicious gourmet camping food (can be vegan too)
- Tortillas with cheese and vegetables such as onions, bell peppers and dehydrated tomatoes (you can pre-cut all the veggies or even prepare the tortillas before your trip and stack them in large plastic baggies)
- Dried mashed potatoes with veggies
- Vegetarian chili
- Dried soup mixes
- Coffee/espresso powder packets
- Tea (cold or hot)
- Propel/Powerade/Gatorade etc. powder packets
- Hot chocolate
- Powdered milk
It’s so easy to find vegetarian foods suitable for backpacking, let us know what you bring!