Try a freeze-dryer!
7/02/22: Used to buy pricey meals at local co op. Then I read label. Was spending mucho dinero on sodium and other useless crap. Why?
Two years ago, I bought a freeze dryer and all the dehydrating accoutrements. I spend the winter dehydrating. Yeah, It's a lotta work, but what are you gonna do? Nap or watch soap-operas?
Was able to experiment with foods and create own meals. It was SO, SO worth it!!!! Try! Good nutrition, LIGHT meals. There are lotsa on-line vendors selling quality dehydrated stuff to save some time, and you can shop co-ops for sales.
My most successful? cooked spaghetti and sauce--all dehydrated and awesome. How cheap is that? If you want more info, let me know: naomibro at gmail dot com.