Looking for some great ideas to keep you fuelled up on a multi-day hiking trip? Here is a complete 5-day lightweight backpacking meal plan what we have used in our own treks.
This menu will feed one hiker with an average appetite. It includes three main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and 2-3 snacks providing 2440 calories from 566 g/19.97 0z of food per day. Total weight of food: 2.83 kg/6.24 lb
You can easily add another 1-2k calories to daily plan by double up on the snacks or by increasing portion sizes.
591 g / 20.85 oz / 2722 kCal
Breakfast: Oatmeal With Bacon and Honey + Really Hot Chocolate
Lunch: Curried Zucchini Soup + Whole Wheat Tortilla
Snack 1: Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie, Smoky Beer Beef Jerky
Snack 2: Puffed Amaranth and Peanut Butter Bars
Dinner: Polenta Tirolese + Chocolate Mousse + Tea
476 g / 16.8 oz / 2212 kCal
Breakfast: Coconut Millet Porridge + Pina Colada Latte
Lunch: Chanterelle and Lentil Soup
Snack 1: Corn Flake Energy Bars
Snack 2: Roasted Nut and Seed Mix
Snack 3: Fig and Oat Bars
Dinner: Unstuffed Peppers + Halva Coffee
623 g /22 oz / 2710 kCal
577 g / 20.4 oz / 2121 kCal
565 g / 19.9 oz / 2436 kCal
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