Yep, to get back on topic for lightweight meals for multi day trips.
Breakfast used to be instant oatmeal, maybe some Beef Jerky and coffee. I've grown so tired of instant oatmeal. I want something more substantial. Been eating the Mountain House Freeze Dried Breakfast Skillet on trips lately...just do not look at the cholesterol amount...it's a Heart attack in a bag. Coffee is made in the French Press setup on the Jetboil stove
Lunch is always non-cook, usually CLIF Bars, Beef Jerky, Trail Mix and in cooler weather I like to bring a couple of those waxed mini-round Baby Belle Cheeses (I have almost bear sprayed my companions for the last Baby Belle on a multi day trip).
Dinner is again a freeze dried Backpackers Pantry or Mountain House. I tend to like the asian style freeze dried meals from Backpackers Pantry like their Saigon Noodles, Pad See You, Pad Thai and Beef and Broccoli.
Dessert might be a chocolate bar, but usually some nice scotch, or bourbon and at least on one night a good cigar.
I know the sodium and cholesterol levels on the freeze dried meals can be a nightmare, but I'm burning calories like a monster in the back country and I want something easy at the end of a tough day. We like to use Jetboil stoves for the fast boil time and fuel economy, I don't want to actually simmer anything or cook. Just boil water, add to the pouch and unpack my sleep gear while everything rehydrates, then sit in my camp chair and slurp noodles and drink lemonade.
Later relax by the fire with a small scotch and a stogie.
baby Belle added to Chili Mac