After vegan-friendly gear, finding nutritious backpacking food seems to be the second biggest problem for vegan backpackers. But it really is a lot easier than some people think. There are now several brands who make boil in the bag/freeze dried backpacking meals for vegans (see here) and there are lots of things you can pack and make yourself. This includes snack bars, trail mixes and fruit leathers.
My article on ‘Vegan backpacking food ideas – no stove needed‘ is a great place to start.
No cook backpacking dinner
But, my latest video focusses solely on dinner ideas. This particular one is couscous based and contains around 700-800 calories. It’s super easy to pre-make at home, budget-friendly and uses most things you’ll already have in the store cupboard. You don’t need a stove or hot water to make this, just cold clean water, a bowl and 30 minutes!
FYI: Water quantity and rehydration time may vary dependant on the dehydrated vegetables that you use. I’d recommend experimenting before your trip or allowing extra time to check and add more water if needed when you come to hydrate it.
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