If you go out and get a dehydrator, you can make a world of stuff for a lot cheaper than what you pay for the packaged stuff. I bought one for $50 at REI years ago and it's great! I just came back from backpacking in Alaska and dehydrated a bunch of stuff before I left. I make sauces, chilis, etc and just add water on the trail. I also make my own fruit leathers (a honey pumpkin for fall is my fave).
I'm also a BIG fan of Tasty Bites (if you live near a Trader Joes, even better! They have their own version). That's the best because it's good Indian food that you boil in a pouch. No clean up and you have hot water for chai!
Chicken of the Sea also makes seasoned chicken fillets that are in a sealed pouch (they have tuna steaks too).
I through these out because after years of backpacking, I found the stuff that I could just make myself was way better than what I bought. Takes a little more effort, but I felt it was worth it.
I choose the road less traveled. Now where the hell am I?