Lightweight Camping Food You Should Pack For Your Next Trip: Expedition Food Edition!

Happy November! We can’t believe how fast this year has blown by and we’re now in the skiing, snowboarding, and snow hiking season! To help you prepare for your next adventure, we’re listing top eight lightweight camping foods (expedition food edition) you should bring to your next trip!

1. Expedition Foods Beef and Potato Hotpot (High Energy)

Expedition Foods Beef and Potato Hotpot (High Energy) is a freeze dried beef hotpot that delivers over 800kcal of energy and only weighs 148g! This expedition food is brilliant for a cold, adventurous trip because it warms your body up and gives your taste buds a myriad of flavour. Expedition Foods Beef and Potato Hotpot (High Energy) is incredibly simple to prepare. To prepare for the freeze dried meal, simply take the following steps:

  • Remove the oxygen absorber (sachet) from inside the punch
  • Add boiling water internal fill line (350ml)
  • Store the contents and then close the bag
  • Wait for roughly five to eight minutes for the food to re-hydrate

Cold water suffices in an emergency but the re-hydration time is much longer.

Expedition Foods Beef and Potato Hotpot (High Energy) doesn’t only taste fantastic, it’s also healthy by only using quality ingredients and no preservatives. The ingredients include:                    

  • Vegetables such as onions, lentils, swede, and carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Minced Beef
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Chicken Stock
  • Tomato Puree
  • Cornflour
  • Sugar
  • Mixed herbs such as parsley and chives
  • White Pepper
  • Salt

For every pack, you’ll gain:

  • 805Kcal of energy
  • 20.3g of protein
  • 62.3g of carbohydrates
  • 17.6g of Sugar
  • 52.2g of fat
  • 7.8g of saturated fat
  • 5.1g of fibre
  • 0.55g of sodium

2. Expedition Foods Chicken Tikka with Rice (High Energy)

Expedition Foods Chicken Tikka with Rice (High Energy) is one of our most popular expedition foods! This lightweight, spicy chicken tikka with rice is fabulous for a long, cold trip because its spiciness will warm you up instantly as soon as you take your first bite while giving an abundance of energy (809kcal). More importantly, this freeze dried expedition meal only weighs 140g which is ideal for trips such as snow hikes because Expedition Foods Chicken Tikka with Rice (High Energy) is compact and won’t weigh you down as you’re climbing up a challenging hill.

  • Remove the oxygen absorber (sachet) from inside of the pouch
  • Add boiling water to internal fill line 5 (440ml)
  • Stir the contents and then close the bag.
  • Wait five to eight minutes for the food to rehydrate

Cold water suffices in an emergency but the re-hydration time is much longer.

Similar to all expedition food, Expedition Foods Chicken Tikka with Rice (High Energy) composes only the finest ingredients and no preservatives. The ingredients include:                                         

  • Rice
  • Onions
  • Chopped Tomatoes (Tomato, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid
  • Chicken
  • Cream (Milk)
  • Rapeseed Vegetable Oil
  • Tikka Massala Curry Paste
  • Acetic Acid
  • Dried Coriander Leaf
  • Colour (Paprika Extract)
  • Yoghurt (Milk)
  • Cornflour
  • Garlic
  • Chilli                                     

Expedition Foods Chicken Tikka with Rice (High Energy) isn’t suitable for those who are allergic to milk, mustard, and nuts.

Per pack, you’ll gain the following nutrition:

  • 809Kcal of energy
  • 20.2g of protein
  • 51.2g of carbohydrates
  • 6.8g of Sugar
  • 56.8g of fat
  • 13.9g of saturated fat
  • 6g of fibre
  • 0.4g of sodium

3. Expedition Foods Chilli Con Carne with Rice (High Energy)

If you’re craving for some minced beef and spicy food, Expedition Foods Chilli Con Carne with Rice (High Energy) is a must for you for your next adventure. This freeze dried expedition meal is immersed with minced beef, red kidney beans, and onions in a chilli tomato sauce with rice and gives all the energy doses you need after a long day of hiking or other outdoor adventures. Expedition Foods Chilli Con Carne with Rice (High Energy) delivers 809kcal of high energy and lightweight at merely 155g.

It’s simple to prepare for Expedition Foods Chilli Con Carne with Rice (High Energy) - all you have to do is take the following four steps:

  1. Remove the oxygen absorber (sachet) from inside of the pouch
  2. Add boiling water to internal fill line (410ml)
  3. Stir the contents and then close the bag.
  4. Wait five to eight minutes for the food to rehydrate

Cold water suffices in an emergency but the re-hydration time is much longer.

Expedition Foods Chilli Con Carne with Rice (High Energy) is created using top-tier ingredients that are nutritious to your body. The package doesn’t contain any preservatives.

The ingredients include:                                

  • Rice
  • Canned Tomato (Tomato, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid (Acidity Regulator))
  • Onions
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Tomato Purée
  • Minced Beef
  • Rapeseed Vegetable Oil
  • Sugar
  • Garlic
  • Chilli Powder
  • Rosemary

Each pack gives you 809kcal of energy and an abundance of nutrition:

  • 24.2g of protein
  • 73g of carbohydrates
  • 10.8g of sugar
  • 45.4g of fat
  • 8.8g of saturated fat
  • 5.4g of fibre
  • 0.19g of sodium

4. Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy)

Everyone loves Mac and Cheese and that’s why we’re offering Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy) for those who want fill up their stomachs with macaroni and cheese after a long hike or trip. Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy) is smothered with delicious, creamy cheese sauce with macaroni pasta and rejuvenates your body by supplying 804kcal of energy! Like other expedition foods, Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy) is fabulously lightweight at merely 180g - that’s equivalent to three C-Cell batteries!

To prepare for Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy), take the following steps:

  1. Remove the oxygen absorber (sachet) from inside of the pouch
  2. Add boiling water to internal fill line 4 (300ml)
  3. Stir the contents and then close the bag.
  4. Wait five to eight minutes for the food to rehydrate

Cold water suffices in an emergency but the re-hydration time is much longer.

Expedition Foods Macaroni and Cheese (High Energy) is delicious AND healthy by using only quality ingredients. The ingredients include:

  • Macaroni Pasta (Wheat)
  • Whole Milk
  • Cream (Milk)
  • Cheese Blend 
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • Onions
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Cornflour
  • White Pepper
  • Salt

5. Expedition Foods Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (High Energy)

 

If you want something that’s flavoursome but not spicy, Expedition Foods Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (High Energy) is your top choice. This finger-licking good freeze dried expedition meal combines cooked chicken pieces with tasty sweet and sour sauce and can be prepared within five to eight minutes.

Expedition Foods Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (High Energy) only weighs 173g and supplies you with 808kcal of energy! You should definitely pack Expedition Foods Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (High Energy) for your next ski, snowboard, or snow hike trip!

It only takes roughly five to eight minutes to prepare Expedition Foods Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice (High Energy). To cook this freeze dried expedition meal, take the following steps:

  1. Remove the oxygen absorber (sachet) from inside of the pouch
  2. Add boiling water to internal fill line 5 (430ml)
  3. Stir the contents and then close the bag.
  4. Wait five to eight minutes for the food to rehydrate

Cold water suffices in an emergency but the re-hydration time is much longer.

The fabulous and healthy ingredients include:

  • Rice
  • Vegetables such as onion, bell peppers, and green beans
  • Pineapple Pieces
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Tomato Puree
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Garlic
  • Cornflour

6. LYO Expedition Banana

In addition to savoury freeze dried expeditions, we also have a wide range of more sweet but healthy expedition meals for you to choose from. These expedition meal packs are excellent for breakfast, snacks, or as an after meal dessert! One of our most popular expedition foods is LYO Expedition Banana. This freeze dried expedition food is made from 100% banana and doesn’t contain any artificial additives. The freeze dried banana preserves the texture and taste of an original banana.

There are a number of benefits of eating banana - the benefits include:

​Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6​

Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.

Vitamin B6 helps your body:

  • produce red blood cells
  • metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy
  • metabolise amino acids
  • remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys
  • maintain a healthy nervous system

Bananas are respectable sources of vitamin C

A medium-sized banana will provide about 10% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Vitamin C helps protect your body against cell and tissue damage.

Manganese in bananas is good for your skin

One medium-sized banana provides approximately 13% of your daily manganese needs. Manganese helps your body make collagen and protects your skin and other cells against free radical damage.

Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure

A medium-sized banana will provide around 320-400 mg of potassium, which meets about 10% of your daily potassium needs.

Potassium helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. In addition, bananas are low in sodium. The low sodium and high potassium combination helps to control high blood pressure.

LYO Expedition Banana is wonderfully lightweight at only 30g which is roughly the same weight as a CD (remember those?).

7. LYO Expedition Apple

LYO Expedition Apple uses 100% apple! Consuming apple is beneficial to your body for the following reasons:

  • Apples are nutritious by supplying you with 4g of fibre, 19g of natural sugar, and a variety of strong antioxidants per medium-sized apple
  • Apples lower risk of heart diseases because apples contain soluble fibre which lowers your cholesterol levels
  • Apples foster good cut bacteria because apples contain pectin, a type of fibre that acts as a prebiotic
  • Apples are good for bone health because eating apples or fruits in general improve higher bone density

Each pack of LYO Expedition Apple only weighs 30g which is terrific for trips because LYO Expedition Apple is compact and easy to carry.

8. ​​LYO Expedition Strawberries



LYO Expedition Strawberries is a must-bring expedition food if you love strawberries. The strawberries used in the pack are fresh and preserve the texture and taste of the original strawberries. LYO Expedition Strawberries is often consumed as a lightweight snack. LYO Expedition Strawberries only weighs 20g!

Like eating a banana or an apple, eating strawberries is incredible for your health. Health benefits of eating strawberries include:

  • Spectacular source for fibre since fiber comprises around 26% of the carb content of strawberries.  One 100g of strawberries provides 2 grams of fiber — both soluble and insoluble. Dietary fibers are important to feed the friendly bacteria in your gut and improve digestive health. They are also useful for weight loss and can help prevent many diseases.
  • Abundance of vitamin and mineral in strawberries such as:
    • Vitamin C. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant necessary for immune and skin health.
    • Manganese. Frequently found in high amounts in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, this trace element is important for many processes in your body.
    • Folate (vitamin B9). One of the B vitamins, folate is important for normal tissue growth and cell function — and fundamental for pregnant women and older adults.
    • Potassium. This mineral is involved in many essential body functions, such as regulating blood pressure.

Ready to prepare for your next adventure? Come shop at our online freeze dried camping food store and purchase expedition food for your next journey!

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