Healthy Foods To Take On A Camping Trip, I mean S’mores are essential but you have to eat other food too. Now with camping season around the corner, I need to stay aware of my healthy lifestyle and goals. I love that with WW nothing is off limits but balance is important. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Now camping most of my life has meant a lot of unhealthy choices for food. As I have gotten older I have realized that isn’t the best example for my kids nor is it best for our energy while camping. I try to find some balance when it comes to the food choices that we take when we go camping. Like at home I will make a meal plan for our meals and plan out our treats as well. We still do take traditional camping choices of hot dogs and burgers but balance out with our other meals.
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Healthy Foods To Take On A Camping Trip:
Oats- A bag of oats will make a satisfying and filling start to the day. Plus its lightweight to pack and can easily be prepared over the campfire. They are a good source of fiber and will give you plenty of energy for the day’s activities. Dried fruits such as figs, cranberries, and apricots are a good choice to take along to spice up your oatmeal.
Dried Fruits- Although dried fruits can be more sugar-dense than fresh fruits they are a good camping choice as they will remain fresh whereas fresh fruit might spoil. I do take bananas, oranges, and apples so we at least have fresh fruit the first couple days/
Potatoes- Potatoes are an excellent vitamin source and so versatile. They can be wrapped in foil and roasted on the embers of the fire. Plus they can be sliced or even fried in olive oil As well as potatoes you can slip in other veggies like peppers or mushtrooms. You can check out my foil packet potatoes -> here or a breakfast griddle meal with protein as well. This is one of my favorite breakfast when we go camping, you can see how I make ours -> here.
Meat- This is a big one we always take with us. I tend not to take any chicken to cook while camping since it has a higher temperature to reach. I love to take steak, burgers, bacon, and sausages to put in our meals
Corn- Corn on the cob is another vegetable that is perfect for camping. You can boil in water on the stovetop or cook it in the fire pit or on a grill in foil. See how I make ours -> here. We shuck ours at home and put it in Ziploc bags in the cooler.
Bread- This is a great source of fiber and I pair it up with peanut butter. It may not be the best but it’s great to throw in your bag for while hiking, kayaking, or exploring.
Protein Shakes- I take my shelf-stable (you can grab them on Amazon -> here)to have on hand while camping. I love these before or after hikes at just 2 WW Freestyle Smartpoints its a great option to keep my points for my S’mores later on.
These are just a few of my healthy foods you can take with you on your camping trip which will be easy to carry and simple to cook, whilst not spoiling, and providing you with plenty of nutrients. Camping does not mean you need to forgo healthy eating if you plan ahead.