Recipe Ideas


Breakfast meals:

Oatmeal and Beef Jerky

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

½ cup quick oats

1 tsp brown sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/16 tsp salt

3 Tbsp whole milk powder

1 Tbsp craisins (or raisins)

½ Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp shredded coconut

1 Tbsp walnuts

When ready to eat, add ¾ cup boiling water and let stand 5 minutes. Distribute 1 oz. beef jerky per person for additional protein.



Oatmeal w/ Peanut Butter and Beef Jerky

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

- ½ cup quick oats

- 1 tsp brown sugar

- 1/16 tsp salt

- 3 Tbsp whole milk powder

- 1 Tbsp raisins

- 1 Tbsp honey roasted peanuts

When ready to eat, add 1 Tbsp peanut butter and ½ cup boiling water, and let stand 5 minutes.

Distribute 1 oz. beef jerkey per person for additional protein.



Hot Granola and Beef Jerky

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

1 cup Quaker Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins, and Almonds Cereal

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup whole milk powder

When ready to eat, add desired amount of hot water, stir, and eat. Distribute 1 oz. beef jerkey per person for additional protein.



Hearty Hot Cocoa

Combine the following ingredients in 1 gallon size Ziploc freezer bag (makes roughly 20 servings, but can be scaled)

Sift 2 cups powdered sugar

Sift 1 cup cocoa powder

2 cups whole milk powder

When ready to server, combine ½ cup hot water with ¼ cup hot cocoa mix.


Lunch (No Cook Meals):

Soft Chicken Tacos

Carry the following ingredients in their individual packages (scaled to feed 20)

2 packages of 20 soft flour tortillas

4 – 15 oz pouches of refried black beans

2 – 16 oz packages of guacamole

2 – 8 oz packages of Mexican blend cheese

4 – 7 oz packages of Tyson Premium Grilled Chunk White Chicken (available online through Walmart)

Taco seasoning

When ready to eat, put the following on each tortilla: 2 Tbsp beans, 1 Tbsp guacamole, sprinkle of taco seasoning, 1 ½ Tbsp cheese, 2 Tbsp chicken.


Beef Stick, Cheese, and Crackers

Carry the following ingredients in their individual packages (scaled to feed 20)

5 – 16 oz beef sticks

4 – 12.5 oz box Triscuits

20 – 2 oz Big Cheese Snack

When ready to eat, divide beef sticks into 4 oz sections and distribute, distribute ~15 Triscuits, and distribute 2 oz cheese to each person. If concerned with keeping cheese cool, substitute ½ cup trail mix to each person. One could also substitute peanut butter for the beef stick.

Dinner (or Lunch) meals:

Beans and Rice w/ Fritos and Cheese

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

2 oz. Santa Fe dehydrated refried beans (roughly 1/3 of package)

1.5 oz. minute rice

0.2 oz. taco seasoning (roughly ¼ of package)

When ready to eat, add 10 to 12 oz. boiling water and let stand 5 to 8 minutes. Then add 1 oz. cheese and 1 oz. Fritos.

Could substitute 0.5 oz. cheddar cheese powder for fresh cheese (e.g. Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Cheddar Cheese powder available through Amazon).



Chicken and Stuffing

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

4 oz. Stovetop Stuffing

¼ cup dried cranberries

0.25 oz. turkey gravy powder (from envelope)

When ready to eat, add 3.5 oz. chicken from foil pack and 1 cup boiling water, then let stand 5 minutes.  

Cheesy Potatoes and Bacon

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

1 cup instant mashed potatoes, plain

0.5 oz. cheddar cheese powder (e.g. Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Cheddar Cheese powder available through Amazon)

3 Tbsp whole milk powder

When ready to eat, add 10 to 12 oz. boiling water and stir. Then add 1 oz. crumbled bacon and 1 oz. green chilies (canned).


Cheesy Potato Soup w/ Bacon

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

½ cup potato flakes

¼ cup milk powder

1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (e.g. HEB Grated Parmesan Cheese)

½ Tbsp Cheddar cheese powder (e.g. Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Cheddar Cheese powder available through Amazon)

½ Tbsp bouillon powder (chicken or vegetable)

1 ½ Tbsp dehydrated corn (e.g. Mother Earth Products Freeze Dried Super Sweet Corn available through Amazon)

When ready to eat, add 2 to 3 Tbsp Smoky Bacon Cheddar Cheese, 2 Tbsp real bacon bits/pieces, and 1 cup boiling water, and let stand 5 minutes.

Chicken Alfredo

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

2 Tbsp Alfredo sauce power (e.g. McCormick Creamy Garlic Alfredo Pasta Sauce Blend)

¼ cup milk powder

2 tsp Parmesan cheese (e.g. HEB Grated Parmesan Cheese)

1 pkg Ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)

1 ½ Tbsp dehydrated broccoli (e.g. Mother Earth Products Dehydrated Broccoli (2 cup mylar) available through Amazon)

When ready to eat, add 1 Tbsp butter and 6oz boiling water, and let stand 5 minutes or until noodles are soft. Add ~1/3 of 7 oz package of Tyson Premium Grilled Chunk White Chicken (available online through Walmart)


Thai Peanut Noodles

Combine the following ingredients in 1 quart size Ziploc freezer bag

3 oz. Raman noodles

1 Tbsp raisins

1 Tbsp crushed peanuts

Combine the following ingredients in a plastic food storage container and later seal in a plastic bag. This sauce is scaled up by the number of servings desired.

1.2 oz. peanut butter

0.2 oz. olive oil

0.05 oz. garlic

0.2 oz. soy sauce

0.1 oz. brown sugar

0.05 oz. lime juice

0.1 oz. Sriracha chili sauce

When ready to eat, add 10 oz. boiling water and let stand 5 minutes. Then add sauce.

Could add curry powder, ginger, and/or 3.5 oz. chicken from foil pack.



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