Healthy Camping Food

There’s a lot of things to consider when packing for your next camping trip; blankets, clothes, supplies, games, and most importantly, food.

Sure, of course it is quick and easy to just simply bring along some non-perishables, snacks and on-the-go treats. And what’s a camping trip without s’mores? But when it comes to healthy camping food, what really is considered to be the best food to take camping?

It’s important to pack enough food – and food that will fill you up for a long day of adventure. But it’s more important to bear in mind the nutritional value of what you’re eating. Luckily, camping in New York means that there’s never a shortage of fresh, delicious, organic and local food.

Surrounded by local farmers, farm markets and farm stands, you can find anything you’d ever need for a healthy camping trip like fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and more.

For some nutritious and filling ideas, consider our ultimate camping food checklist:

Breakfast

• Granola
• Cereal
• Oatmeal
• Fresh fruits
• Bagels
• Bread
• Peanut butter
• Coffee
• Tea

Lunch

• Pita bread
• Bread
• Peanut butter
• Canned tuna
• Canned soups
• Canned vegetables
• Beef jerky
• Instant rice

Snacks

• Crackers
• Trail mix
• Nuts, seeds, nut-based bars
• Energy bars and/or granola bars
• Pretzels and/or chips

But what about those nights you’re feeling fancy and want to cook something a little more intricate? The campfire is a great place not only to catch up and gather around, but also to make some delicious dinners. We’ve got you covered with the following camping dinner ideas.

Dinner

• Campfire nachos

Heat nachos, cheese and your choice of veggies in a cast iron skillet. Top it off with salsa, sour cream or topping of your choosing.

• Camping hot dogs

Wrap hot dogs up in croissants and roast them over the open fire. Add cheese for extra yumminess!

• Hot ham & cheese croissants

As simple as making a ham and cheese sandwich on a warm croissant. Add spicy mustard for extra kick.

• Mac & cheese

Pre-make macaroni and cheese and reheat later on over the campfire.

• Camp cooker pizzas

Pillsbury pizza crust dough, shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced pepperoni and pizza sauce is all it takes.


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