Getting into nature and experiencing the benefits of what our planet has to offer is a perfect stress reliever. I am here to offer you some healthy camping food ideas to set you on the right direction.
Going camping helps to leave the never-ending hamster wheel is way more fulfilling then checking off your to-do list (even though I know it feels good too 😊).
An easy way to get outdoors is to go camping. If you have a weekend to get away or are looking for a way to spend your week vacation, there are many different options for camping.
It is well recognized that camping has numerous benefits, don’t believe me, just check this article out.
Not to mention that it is budget-friendly and there are oodles of options in any state or province in North America.
There are so many reasons to eat healthy. Whether it is because you want to shed those extra pounds or eat differently because of health factors, it is all within your reach.
Now, let us get started…..
Healthy Camping Meals
Healthy is a broad term and means different things.
I will get a bit personal and tell you why I choose to eat healthy.
I have four autoimmune diseases and the standard American diet (aka SAD diet) does nothing good for me. I find it hilarious that the diet is SAD haha. While it is convenient, it is void of any nutrients.
As I delve into “healthy” camping food I will mostly highlight food that is not processed and get back to basics.
Basic food means that I am eating mostly whole foods and limiting processed items in my diet. It doesn’t mean that I never grab a bag of chips, it means that 90% of the time I am eating real food.
I would love to give you a challenge to try. Are you up for it?
Okay… if you have not started already, start reading the ingredient lists of the food you are buying.
Assess after a month of reading ingredients. Can you pronounce every ingredient that you eat or know what it actually is? The additives have no real value to us, so we should not eat this as a large percentage of our diet. I digress.
I am also going to give recipes that will give you leftovers. Having another batch for supper the next evening, leaves more time for fun in the sun.
Try this amazing stew recipe below!
Easy Healthy Camping Meals
Having a big breakfast while camping is ideal because it sets the day up well. If you are close to hiking trails, biking hiking trails or are going kayaking, eating well in the morning is where it is at.
I love waking up in the morning with the birds singing and the fresh air. It is ultimate relaxation.
Breakfast of Champions: Gluten-Free | Paleo
- In a large stainless steel pot or cast iron skillet
- 8 Eggs - cage-free
- 3 Large potatoes - chopped in small cubes
- 1 Large onion
- 8 Sausages - gluten-free
- Add chopped onion, and cook until translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
- Add cubed potatoes and sauté until potatoes are soft. Remove from skillet or pot.
- Over low to medium heat, add the sausages and cook until browned on all sides.
- Next, add the eggs and cook to perfection.
Make some wraps for lunch, while cooking breakfast. This is a nice time saver for the day!
I either completely prepare the wraps before I go camping or just prep the dough and cook the first morning that we are camping.
Campfire Skillet: Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free | Paleo
- stainless steel pot or cast iron skillet
- 2 Medium sweet potatoes - chopped in small cubes
- 2 Medium tomatoes - chopped in cubes
- 1 Medium onion - diced
- 6 Gluten-free sausage - ¼ inch slices
- 3 tbsp Olive oil (or avocado oil)
- Dash of Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
Steak and salad: Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free | Paleo
- stainless steel pot or cast iron skillet
- 6 your favourite steak cut
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1 small red onion
- 6-8 radishes
- 1 cucumber
- Season the steaks with salt and pepper or your spice mix of choice.
- While grilling the steak to your liking, cut up the cucumber, radish and red onion and mix well with the lettuce.
- How easy was that?
It is always a good idea to take out all the camping gear and make sure there are no holes in the tent or to see if anything needs to be replaced.
Are you looking to update your camping gear? I like to invest in quality products because they last forever.
Why purchase lower cost items, just to replace them in 2 years because it is worn out already?
Here are some of my favourites….
Healthy Camping Snacks
If you had a big breakfast, then maybe packing snacks for your lunch is all you need.
I love to go hiking and usually pack food for the afternoon.
Here are my favourite options:
Healthy Campfire Snacks
One of my favourite summer memories was sitting around the campfire. The funny stories and endless laughs were so much fun.
I have a few ideas for you for around the fire for healthy snacks.
- Pepperoni Sticks
- Granola Bars
- Tuna and Crackers
If you are looking for a great dip, check out this pesto hummus one.
Now Where Do You GO?
There are so many cool places to go camping. North America is huge and there are amazing places to see in both Canada and the United States.
I will show you a few articles to read to narrow down your search.
I hope it helps 😊.
Camping in British Columbia, Canada
|Find Campsites Here|
Camping in Washington State, USA
Camping in Alberta, Canada
Camping in California, USA
Camping in Saskatchewan, Canada
Camping in Oregon, USA
Now go out and explore.
Have the best time ever!!