Backpacking as a vegetarian really shouldn’t be that difficult. There are actually quite a few good options for commercial, pre-packaged meals, and plenty of guides and resources to help you construct your own recipes. This resource collection includes the resources that I have personally found valuable. If you have others that you think should be included, drop a comment down below.
Outpost Backpacking Meals have been some of my favorites over the years. Probably more variety than any other brand, most of the selections are vegetarian, and I think they are all organic and much of it grown by Mary Jane’s Farm or sourced by other local farmers. I am particularly fond of the Chilimac and the Red Pesto Pasta. Organic Couch Potatoes have that stick-to-your-ribs comfort quality. And if you are so inclined, take the time to peruse the Mary Jane website and learn more about Mary Jane, her background, her farm, and her food. I think you’ll be impressed and even more happy to be supporting this family business.
I have so far only tried the Southwest Stew and I must say it is excellent. It will become a regular part of my backcountry meals for sure, one of my favorites!
All plant based, good variety and some unique offerings. Borscht! Irish Shepherd’s Pie. Yes, please!
Another new-comer, so only a couple of options. Plant based and with a goal of improving our impact on the environment by avoiding the use of plastics in packaging.