Backpacking (for most of us) is a vacation! Personally, I want to eat real food, prepared to be as tasty as possible! I do this with home dehydrated one dish meals. No cooking, just rehydrating, is needed on the trail, because I did all the preparation the winter before. It's not really that hard!
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey