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Trim Healthy Mama Hobo Packs

I love to make these throughout the summer, especially when we go camping. This is always on our camping menu. If you follow trim healthy mama, you can make these any fuel you want. I like to get the wild caught salmon from Aldi. That filet is a fuel pull, so you can take this fish any direction you want. Chicken breasts are also able to be a fuel pull. My hubby only likes salmon patties so he won’t eat the salmon filet hobo packs. At home the Normandy mix of veggies are so easy and convenient.

I try and make sure we have veggies that everyone likes available. For one of my boys I make sure there are diced potatoes. He is pretty picky when it comes to veggies so I try to have potatoes and he has to have a few other pieces of the other veggies. Add diced onion and minced garlic if you want. Those are often perfect add-ins. Below is my hubby’s with chicken breast diced up and mine with a salmon filet.

The possibilities for trim healthy mama hobo packs are almost endless. Hamburger patties, boneless chicken pieces, fish filets, sausage links, diced boneless pieces of pork, etc. You veggies are limited to what you and your family like. Honestly look in your freezer, fridge, and pantry, make hobo packs that fit what you have. In all of my camping trips and summer dinners, there haven’t been that many that were the same.

If you want a trim healthy mama fuel pull you need to start with a low fat meat and add you non-starchy veggies, and seasonings. You can add 1 teaspoon of fat. I often pick olive oil for my fat. If you aren’t worried about staying in fuel pull mode, add as much fat as you want. Add cheese after everything is cooked, on plan bbq sauce, ranch dressing, whatever you family wants. This meal is so forgiving and perfect. I love making this a few times during the summer and every time we camp. It such a perfect hot day meal. You don’t have to heat up the house and you can make each pack perfect for each person. If someone doesn’t like carrots, or broccoli, or brussels sprouts, they don’t have to be added to their packs.

THM Hobo Packs


  • 1-2 Lb Meat of Choice
  • 1-2 Lb Vegetables of choice
  • 1-4 tsp Olive Oil

Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Minced Garlic, Creole Seasoning, Lemon Pepper, Smoked Paprika, Etc. and foil


    • Put your ingredients on a double layer of aluminum foil.
    • Cook on a grill or in a fire until done. Make sure you flip so they don't burn.
    • Check their doneness after about 15 minutes. Cook and flip until the hobo packs are cooked through.
    • Serve hot.

    6 Responses to “Trim Healthy Mama Hobo Packs

    • Mary Ann
      3 years ago

      So you put raw meat in the packs when you make them up, before you freeze them, am I understanding this correctly?

      • Jennifer Overstreet
        3 years ago

        Yes. we use sausage, fish, shrimp. Those will cook fast. If you are using hamburger meat, use one that isn’t too fatty, and make the patty thin. If you are using chicken breast, you can pound it or use thin slices. I wouldn’t suggest large chunks of raw meat. Does that make sense.

    • Mary Brock
      3 years ago

      I don’t have a grill. Approximately what temp and time in my oven? Thanks so much

      • Jennifer Overstreet
        3 years ago

        It is going to depend on your meat and veggies. I would start with 15 minutes at 350. If you have veggies that need longer to cook, start with 20 minutes.

    • Hobo foil meals are so simple and great to do on the grill. I prefer to cook them in the oven! I never considered using the Normandy mix of frozen vegetables! What a fantastic way to save on prep work! Thanks!

      • Jennifer Overstreet
        3 years ago

        I have cooked them in the oven when it was cold outside. They are definitely my go to in hot weather or camping trips.
        Yes on saving on the prep work!! Out time is precious!

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