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Outdoor Herbivore Vegan Backpacking Meals

Outdoor Herbivore

I discovered a new cottage backpacking food company a few weeks ago called Outdoor Herbivore. You should check them out, especially if you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

I tried two of their meals last weekend on a section hike and they were pretty good. Not too sweet, good weight to calorie density, and both had a satisfyingly crunchy taste and mouth feel.

The two meals I tried were their signature dish, Apple Quinoa Oatmeal (4.9 oz/600 calories) and Sunny Sunflower Salad (3.6 oz/470 calories), which makes a good cold lunch.

Both contain Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-WAH, which is a very high protein grain (12-18%). It’s also gluten free for people who require a special diet.

Those of you who are vegetarian, or vegan, or just prefer to eat clean know that it can be difficult to maintain a balanced diet with enough protein on the trail. Quinoa provides a very versatile solution to boosting your protein and I think it’s exciting to see a vegetarian backpacking meal company basing it’s menu around it.

Disclosure: The author owns this product and purchased it using their own funds.

If you’ve tried any of Outdoor Herbivore’s meals before, please leave a comment with your recommendations.


  1. The pasta meals are quite nice, very filling and it sticks with you.

  2. This is awesome! Thanks for the G2.

  3. You'll like them. The nutty flavor is very different but adds great variety to the food bag. The owner appears to do a pretty good business supplying AT thru-hikers via mail drops.

  4. Sounds yummy…will have to check them out!

  5. Wilderness Backpacke

    Hey, thanks for the tip about the vegan backpacking meals!

  6. Thanks for this tip. I was looking for veg. recipes but I am excited to check out some high-nutrition prepackaged options!

  7. I was out for a week using these meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I thought all of them were winners except for the egg meal. I’d buy all of them again except that one.

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