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Picture of [Backpacking Food] Quinoa with Veggies
I have been going backpacking in the mountains and this meal has become a staple of ours over the last few years.  When planning meals for back country backpacking, it is important to pick foods that need minimal refrigeration, are lightweight, and doesn't take a up a lot of space.  It's also important to pick food that tastes good and is nutritious!  Quinoa fits all of these criteria!

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
You will need the following:
-quinoa
-water
-dried veggies
-oil
-spices or flavoring of your choice
-turkey jerky (optional)

The amount we made was enough for 4 people, you might make more or less depending on the number of people you are cooking for.  I encourage you to try this recipe before you leave for your trip so you can accurately gauge how much quinoa to bring.
 
mnmama7 months ago

Switch out rice for the (unavailable in the 70's) quinoa, and home made flank steak jerky for the turkey, and you've got my dad's world famous, Boundary Waters tried and tested Hoosh! Good food for good times.

Thanks for the memories.

This is a 'gotta have it' idea for us packers! This is great! Peace
where'd you go hiking?
Young Lake, out of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite