Tips for camping with real food! -- I also like this idea for meal planning throughout the week. What a great way to put together meals! -- Original link lead nowhere. I selected another link that gave similar ideas.
DIY MREs - Choose foods wisely & you should end up w/a 3-5 yr. shelf life, when properly stored. Cost under 3 bucks each make (including vac bag rolls), vs. a bad tasting 7 dollar commercial MRE with a comparable shelf-life, you figure the savings. BTW...also pack a couple of multi-vitamins with each meal to guard against deficiency.