My vote is for the Hobo meals. I can eat them the whole time I'm out camping. I make mine at home and brown any raw meat then freeze them. You can limit the need for a cooler or limit the amount of ice needed by browning the meat and freezing the packages. I will mix and match so they aren't all the same. Use any meet you want to eat. it doesn't have to be ground meat and get crazy with the ingredients. My favorite is ground pork sausage, fresh squash, fresh green beans, peppers, onions, taters add some BBQ sauce and cream of onion or mushroom soup. Mix together, wrap it up, freeze it and when the fire is hot toss it in.
Other easy meals for backpacking and kayak camping can include:
-Popcorn (pack the corn in some tin foil and fold some spare foil to make a popping pan and cook over the fire or use a backpacking stove)
-Anything freeze dried works if you have access to a water source and filter system
-Ramen noodles are easy, light and cheap
-Tortillas and pita bread can help make some awesome light weight meals.
-Pancakes are pretty easy if you have a pan. I usually ditch the pot for a light weight steel pan that can be used in the campfire.
-Bars and trail mix
-Jerky can be eaten alone or added to other ingredients. Mix and match ramen with jerky
-Whatever you catch can be cooked over the fire. With a little practice campfire food will make everything else just plain.
I always bring foil and some spices if I am doing anything outdoor related (not really when day fishing) just in case I decide to have a wild meal.
Unfortunately the best meals are heavy unless you can acquire the meat while you're out there.
here is a website for some good meals if you get into really extended trips. http://www.backpackingchef.com/