I tried loads of freeze dried options but eXtreme Adventure Foods/Bewell Expedition Foods (same brand nowadays) are by far the best. Have happily eaten them every night for 3 week expeditions, even at base camp. Go for more curry/chilli options though, as the pastas never hydrate well at altitude/lower temps. The new range of Expedition Foods is meant to be good too, but haven't tried them yet. I dont see the point of bothering with the bulk/weight/hassle of anything else (and I have tried on longer expeditions) when the above are perfect perfect multi week trips.
Most other brands than the above do silly 600-700 calorie options. Waste of time. 800 or 1000 is required for days on the hill/mountain.
For breaky, home made porridge and powdered milk with coconut/chocolate/nuts/dried fruits is the way to go (all premixed in baggies).
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