Need a relaxing camping getaway? Keep your stomach happy and your stress level to a minimum while on your adventure with these 16 Easy Camping Food Ideas.
Simple Breakfast Camping Food Ideas
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Bacon-Cooks with no fuss on a griddle or in a skillet on propane stove.
Biscuits-Grab some ready to cook biscuits and skillet with lid for your camping stove. Or get creative with your biscuits by prepping them over a campfire on a dowel or 1-inch stick. Some prep is required with the dowels to make them campfire heat worthy so simply Google for instructions.
You can also use ready made crescent rolls to wrap around dowels after coating with sweet or savory spice mixes.
Eggs-Because of the logistical difficulties of taking eggs in a carton to a campsite, opt to go prescrambled instead. Crack and pour your eggs into Ziploc bag, add any mix ins, and gently stir. Keep properly cooled until cooking.
Hashbrown Casserole-Use frozen hash browns (if cooler access) or dehydrated hashbrown potatoes as your base. Add in cheese, vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and spices to your tastes.
Pancakes–Bisquick Shake ‘N Pour Pancake Mix is a camping godsend. All you have to do is add water to the container, shake up, and get to pouring.
Oatmeal-Use the instant oatmeal packets or come up with your own combos to preportion into baggies.
Lunch And Dinner Camping Food Ideas
Foil Packet Meals-Your whole meal gets cooked in one simple container. Works well on a charcoal grill or in the coals of your campfire. The simplest foil packet lunch or dinner is the “hobo” with meat and veggies such as potatoes and carrots. For some variety check out 21 Inexpensive Foil Packet Dinners.
One Pot Wonders-Who doesn’t love the thought of only one pot to clean? Beef stew, chili mac, lasagna, mac and cheese, nachos, and soup all can be done in one pot or pan.
Quick On A Stick-The good old hot dog cooked on a stick is a quick meal favorite. Want something a little more balanced nutritionally? Prep ahead some meat and veggies on skewers to throw on the grill for shish kabobs.
Wrap It Up-Rather than bring a loaf of bread for sandwiches, which takes up lots of space and is easily crushed, tote along some tortillas instead. Simply lay out your tortilla, pile in your sandwich fillings, and roll it up.
Dessert Camping Food Ideas
Dutch Oven Cobbler-Easy peasy and can be made with lots of variations. For simple clean up, line your dutch oven with aluminum foil and add canned fruit, yellow boxed cake mix, a stick of butter, and brown sugar or spices. Everybody has a little different technique on how and how long they cook their cobbler. A quick surf of the “Net” will lead you to a cooking style that suits you.
S’mores-A camping dessert classic that can be made the traditional way by roasting a marshmallow and slapping it between two graham crackers and piece of chocolate. Or with a twist by stuffing yummy goodies in ice cream cones, wrapping in foil, and nestling into the coals of the campfire to melt and meld.
Snack Camping Food Ideas
Beef Jerky-A no fuss protein hit when your energy level starts to sag.
Dehydrated Fruit-A healthy option to satisfy a tent side sweets craving. Buy ready to go or make your own with before you head out with a food dehydrator.
Granola-Hits the spot and keeps your belly happy. Most economical to buy in larger bag and portion out into small snack Ziploc baggies. Easy to make your own version at home, as well.
Trail Mix-A good energy booster. Divide out into baggies also for easy carrying.
These easy camping food ideas will make “staying fed” a breeze while on your campout.
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