Last Updated on February 6, 2018
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Dehydrated food brands like Mountain House, Backpackers Pantry, Good To-Go, and Omeals are all great options for those looking to enjoy a well-rounded meal during their outdoor adventures. Freeze-dried meals are a convenient solution since it only requires water and a heat source to prepare. Once you have boiling water, most of these options take less than 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Freeze-dried meal pouches are a great option if you are trying to pack lightly, as they don’t take up much space and are lightweight to carry. Most meal pouches feed up to 2 people, depending on how hungry you are.
I put together this thorough guide of Vegetarian Dehydrated meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks. After a day out on the trails, hiking or exploring you can enjoy a tasty, warm, and healthy meal while sticking to your vegetarian diet thanks to these options.
Most of these packaged meals have a shelf life of 2 to 5 years and make great options for an emergency food supply as well.
You know the old saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” well it’s especially true when you’re fueling yourself up for a day of adventures. Depending on your dietary restrictions and diet needs, there are great options available for vegetarians.
Backpacker’s Pantry Colorado Omelet
Backpacker’s Pantry Huevos Rancheros
Backpacker’s Pantry Organic Cinnamon Apple Oats & Quinoa
Good To-Go Oatmeal
Good To-Go’s Oatmeal breakfast adds protein in the form of Chia and Hemp Seed Hearts, plus cinnamon and turmeric for their anti-inflammatory qualities.
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The Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries is a great option when you want to start your day with something sweet. It also makes for a great snack or even dessert.
When you are camping, it’s important to refuel your body properly for all of the physical activity you are doing. It’s important to give your body enough calories and macronutrients to keep you feeling energized during your adventures. Depending on your dietary needs and personal taste, there are many great options for dehydrated vegetarian meals to enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Mountain House Mac & Cheese
Mountain House Pasta Primavera
The Mountain House Pasta Primavera features a healthy mix of real vegetables mixed in a creamy cheese sauce.
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Backpacker’s Pantry Cuban Coconut Black Beans
Taste the tropics with this hearty meal from Backpacker’s Pantry. This Cuban-inspired dish combines the flavors of black beans, rice, coconuts and bananas.
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Backpacker’s Pantry Katmandu Curry
Katmandu Curry is a vegetarian curry made with lentils, vegetables, and potatoes making for a great nutrient and calorie-packed meal.
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Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai
The Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai is a great way to add some variety to your adventure menu. This meal packs some spice and is made with rice noodles – making it a tasty gluten-free option. Click here to buy Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai
Backpacker’s Pantry Wild West Chili Beans
A high in protein and fiber meal that’ll help you refuel after a long day outdoors. The Wild West Chili from Backpacker’s Pantry packs a little punch of heat to warm your belly.
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Backpacker’s Pantry Three Sisters Stew
The Three Sisters Stew from Backpacker’s Pantry is similar to a traditional meatless chili but adds in some extra vegetable goodness to add some vitamins and nutrients to your meal.
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Good To -Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto
A creamy and hearty meal for the great outdoors. This classic risotto is made with sauteed mushrooms and a basil pesto.
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Good To-Go Mexican Quinoa Bowl
A filling Mexican Quinoa bowl packed with vegetables such as butternut squash and black beans finished with a savory Mole sauce makes for a tasty yet exciting meal after a day on the trails.
Good To-Go Classic Marinara Penne
This is a great option for gluten-free eaters who still want to enjoy a hearty pasta dish. The Penne noodles in this entree from Good To-Go are made from brown rice. Click here to buy Good To-Go Classic Marinara Penne
Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma
If you’re looking for a little bit of spice after your adventures, the Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma is a great option. This curry dish packs 390 calories per serving, which can be tough to find with vegetarian meals, so it’s a great option for refueling after those tougher days outside.
Omeals Vegetarian Chili
Packed with vegetables – like beans and peppers the Omeals Vegetarian chili is full of fiber and will leave you feeling full but not heavy like a traditional chili would.
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Omeals Pasta Fagioli
Reward yourself after a day outdoors with some sweet treats.
Backpacker’s Pantry Indian Rice Pudding
There are over 13 grams of protein in a serving of this Indian Rice Pudding made with almonds and raisins and traditional Indian spices such as cardamom, orange peel, and honey. Click here to buy Backpacker’s Pantry Indian Rice Pudding
Backpacker’s Pantry Mango Sticky Rice
A traditional Thai treat made with mango and coconut, Backpacker’s Pantry camp version is vegan and soy free. This dessert can also work well as a sweet breakfast Click here to buy Backpacker’s Pantry Mango Sticky Rice
Mountain House Neopolitan Ice Cream Bar
Eat this ‘astronaut’ ice cream straight out of the bag for a sweet and creamy treat at any time of the day. Click here to buy Mountain House Neopolitan Ice Cream Bar
Mountain House Raspberry Crumble
Delicious chocolate cookie crumbs topped with a raspberry sauce makes for a chocolatey and fruity dessert without needing an oven.Click here to buy Mountain House Raspberry Crumble
Mountain House Apple Crisp
This slightly-sweep apple crisp is made with real apples and granola and cooks in just 5 minutes!
Backpacker’s Pantry All-Natural Peanut Butter
These individually wrapped all-natural peanut butter packets are a great high-calorie snack to carry with you on your adventures. Perfect with celery, crackers, bananas or on it’s own.
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Mountain House Pilot Crackers
Omeals Cheese Bites
With a variety of different meal and snack options available, vegetarians with all types of dietary restrictions and flavor preferences can stay happy and well-fueled during outdoor adventures.