Carrying healthy meals on my first backpacking trip after making the move to follow a paleo lifestyle was pretty interesting.
And when I say interesting, I mean HEAVY. Lots of cans and fresh fruit and veggies heavy. Most prepared backpacking meals were a NO GO, filled with less than nutritious ingredients and lots of preservatives so I was trying to use the same staples I used at home.
Walking out, my knees said, “Never again.” So, I took to finding lighter ways to carry my healthier food options besides cans of sardines and bags of cherries. Yes, yes I did.
This meant making my own meals. I stick to mostly breakfast and dinner for dehydrating and have items like the ones I talk about in Day Hiking Paleo for my lunches. You can read about my dehydrating techniques on my page Dehydrating 101 but each recipe below and in my recipes section has the details you will need.
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For all of my recipes, head over to my Recipe Index page. Looking to convert recipes into larger quantities, read HERE. Posts like Trail Meal Bases: 5 Grain Free Swaps will also help you eat paleo on the trail!