Re: Favorite kid friendly backpacking foods?
- I have discovered with our kids cheese and taco spice make ANYTHING
palatable for them! They like parmessan and the powdered cheese that
comes with Kraft Dinner (we use the white cheddar packets).
Chocolate milk powder, milk powder and a little raspberry drink mix
(all together) make a great cold drink for the kids. Ovaltine is a
great hot drink for the kids, they love it, and you can use it cold as
well! We found some "milk tea" packets in the chinese section of the
grocery store. They are cheap and come in little packets. I just
measured out one packet and then dumped a bunch of packets into a
baggie to save space and trash!
I do the pantry method as described in the NOLS Cookery Book. I really
like this method. I often will let each child choose something during
the day for supper that night! Makes them feel that they are part of
everything. I like being able to change our minds on what we will eat.
I do dehydrate most everything.We have had dehydrated salmon, tuna,
chicken, ham, cooked pasta, cooked rice, pizza sauce(for pizza on the
trail), hamburger and more!
Often times at lunch, we will put supper that needs to soak into our
Kool Aid Containers and put them in the top of the pack in a zip lock
baggie for extra security and let them soak while we hike for the
afternoon. Then we just need to do the finishing touches when we get to
camp and the kids can eat! No grumpy kids waiting for supper to be made
after we stop to make camp!
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> Do you have any favorites that the kids love? Anything that you tried
> and it didn't go over well? Do you bring prepackaged meals or do you
> the pantry method?