Ryan checking for wasps
Instead of packing the dehydrated lazy camper meals, we went a little more whole foods style this time by cutting up a bell pepper, 2 jalapenos, and 1/2 an onion at home then storing them in a plastic tupperware. I also brought along 3/4 can of black beans and white hominy in a plastic bag. At the campsite I began by sautéing the peppers and onion in palm oil. Once they were cooked I added the black beans, hominy, and two 5oz cans of chicken. While it was not the most flavorful of meals, it was satiating, nutritious, and did not leave us feeling bloated and gassy.
Most hardcore lightweight backpackers use dehydrated foods since they weight almost nothing. It's what the lazy camper meals are made from. Dehydrated veggies are easy to find and purchase, but making our own would be so much better. Plus we could load up on the non-starchy veggies, and skip all the extra corn and peas.