Camping is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and roughing it out in nature can be an absolute blast! Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you still need to eat while camping though, so it’s best to plan meals before you head out to your favorite spot! When you’re considering a meal idea, make sure it’s feasible for while you’re out camping.
Grilling is a great way to cook while you’re camping, and it’s pretty easy to think of meal ideas for grilling.
–Chicken: this is very simple, just throw a couple seasonings or some barbecue sauce on it, grill it up and you’re set! The nice thing about chicken is you can use it for multiple meals and use it tons of different ways.
–Steak: The easiest way to do this while camping is to grab a pre-made marinade in a bag. Let the steaks marinade, grill, then enjoy!
–Kabobs: Making kabobs before you go is a great meal idea, and something that can be grilled easily. Try and pre-make them before you go just in case you’re limited on space for slicing veggies!
–Corn: Grilled corn is really simple and most of the time doesn’t need seasoning!
–Asparagus: Asparagus covered in a little olive oil and salt and put on the grill is a simple meal idea that is super satisfying!
–Zucchini: Zucchini is a huge hit and tastes delicious when it’s grilled! A perfect vegetable to round off any meal idea.
As with any trip, snacks are super important and you want to make sure you have good ideas, as well as some that are healthy. You won’t feel good if you load up on junk food and you want to feel good on your trip!
–Watermelon: Easy to cut and store!
–Apples: No preparation necessary, just eat and enjoy.
–Trail mix: Whether you make your own or buy it pre-packaged, trail mix is a great source of protein and energy and will keep you feeling full!
–Granola bars: A quick snack that you can take on all of your camping activities.
So now that you have a meal idea for just about any taste preference, you should be able to plan your eating accordingly for a camping trip! The key is making sure that there is something for everyone, and enough to last throughout your trip. You don’t want to eat the same thing over and over so pack a variety, and pack foods that are healthy so you can feel good and nourished while you’re camping. Let me know what kind of food you like to eat while camping in the comments below!