Easy Paleo Camping Meals

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Camping in the mountains

Having a well thought out paleo meal plan for camping is the best! That is why I am here to help you with easy paleo camping meal ideas. Paleo camping is possible, and I love both! 

I have a fabulous paleo meal plan that will be delicious, filling, and nutritious.

If you are looking for paleo meals, that means you know the value of food.

You understand that eating 7 or more servings of vegetables is super important for your health.

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Clean cuts of meat are a great addition to any meal. Here are a few to consider when buying meat:

– grass-fed beef 

– pasture raised chicken and pork 

– cage-free eggs 

Whatever cuts you can incorporate into your meal plans will work simply fine 🙂.

I have traveled to more than 20 countries in the last few years I have shifted my focus.

We are now traveling more in North America. This has brought us to camping. 

I loved camping as a kid, but as I got older, I did not seem to do it often anymore.

The light breeze that rolls in the morning and waking up to warm sun. Isn’t that lovely? 

The calm and peaceful days are truly relaxing. 

I catch myself just enjoying the moment. 

Isn’t that what life is about? 

It allowed me to completely unplug. In my regular life, I do not do this often enough.

The benefits of getting outside in nature are endless. Do not take my word, read this

Paleo Camping Food

The paleo diet has helped me get to the best health I have in years. I follow a modified paleo approach and there are a few foods that are considered paleo, but I don’t mix well with.

Here is a summary of the foods that paleo allows:

  • All meats: beef, pork, chicken, fish, etc.
  • Eggs
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Herbs
  • Healthy fats

Here are some foods to avoid on the paleo diet:

  • Processed foods
  • Candy, soft drinks, and junk food
  • Artificial sugars
  • Fast food
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Bad vegetable oils (sunflower, canola, sunflower and more)

Paleo Camping Recipes

When I think about meal planning while camping, I imagine a ready to eat or warm up options. Maybe a few meals to cook while we are camping.

I am really tenting, and I do not have a cooktop stove. I cannot always rely on being able to start a fire. If it rains a lot and there isn’t much dry firewood, I wouldn’t be able to eat :{.

I also like to enjoy hiking, beach time, reading and relaxing. Sometimes it works the best for my family to have most items pre-cooked so mealtime is easy-breezy…..

……. And we still have delicious meals.

I have been prepping and batch cooking for so long, that this is just an easy skill for me. I plan the meals, plan when I am going to make the meals before I depart and get groceries.

I am also lucky because my husband does not mind being a sous chef. Whenever I need some help chopping or doing dishes, I always recruit him to help.

Meal One – Burgers, Potatoes, and Salad

Shopping List:

  • Burgers
  • White potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Radish
  • Peas

Cook Before:

I would suggest pre-cooking the potatoes so they can be warmed up on the campfire. You could also pre-cook a few of the burgers to cut down on cooking time.

Another reason to cook a few burgers ahead of time: if you are arriving late and do not want to starve while we set everything up and still have to prepare food and cook.

I tend to make my own burgers as well. I generally use ground beef, onion, and spices.

This meal is filling and super delicious while camping.

Meal Two – Soup and Hardboiled Eggs

Shopping List:

  • Eggs
  • Broth
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Onion
  • Garlic

Cook Before:

I find a great soup recipe and pre-make the soup. I was able to put them in individually sized glass containers in the cooler and it was so easy to pull these out for breakfast. Yes, you heard me correctly, I eat soup for breakfast all the time. Not only is it filling, but I get three to four servings of vegetables right in the morning.

I also hard boiled a few eggs for the first few mornings. They are kept at a good temperature in the cooler for a few days. I pan-fried eggs on the third and fourth days of our camping trip.

I really love this breakfast. It is so healthy and easy to bring together in the morning. What you do not see in the picture is a nice green tea.

Snack One – Paleo Muffins

I also made 12 muffins to bring along with us for snacks and to add to breakfast where we were going to have a highly active day.

Check out this amazing paleo muffin recipe.

Paleo Camping Snacks

Having some snacks ready for the camping experience is a great idea. I like to grab for a quick snack during a hike or once we get back to the campsite before we eat supper.

If you have little ones, you might just pack a few snacks for lunch for them. If you are going to have tuna and vegetables, but your kids do not like canned fish, it will be a good idea.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Apples with almond butter
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Beef jerky or pork belly
  • Tuna and vegetables
  • Plantain chips
  • Cassava chips
  • Apple sauce
  • Nuts

Snack Two – Grain Free Granola Mix

Granola mix

Shopping List:

  • Nuts of your choice (I used walnuts)
  • Coconut chips
  • Raisins
  • Seeds of your choice (I used pumpkin seeds)

Mix everything together and store in a container. This is a great snack to have on-hand. I packed some for our hikes and we munched on it by the fire.

Paleo Camping Meals

Creating a meal plan for camping can be fun.

I became a meal plan adopter because of the time-saving it provided me and my family. Another cool benefit is that we do not throw out much food at all. It is ecological and money saving all in one 😊.

Transitioning to meal planning for camping was easy for me, but I understand that not everyone does it.

Take it step by step:

Find family-friendly meals that everyone loves

Here are some tips to help:

  1. Less ingredients are better than more
  2. Prepping and cooking time should be considered
  3. Try to incorporate a protein and vegetable to every meal.

Write a grocery list and get groceries

Prepare or cook as many items as possible

Here are some tips to help:

  1. If you are only staying a few days, you might be able to pre-cook most things.
  2. If you have a longer trip, you will have to do a combination of pre-cooking and cooking while you are camping.
  3. You can pre-cut vegetables.
  4. You can use the campfire to reheat everything to make everything easy while camping.

Pack everything in your cooler

Meal Three – Chicken Kebab

Check out this amazing chicken kebab recipe.

Meal Four – Tomato Stew

Check out this amazing tomato stew recipe.

FYI – Make sure to omit the black beans in the recipe for paleo.

Easy Paleo Camping Meals

I love easy meals. Not only does it make your day stress-free, but it helps me stick to eating healthy.

When you are caught with no healthy options, you tend to reach for convenience food that is not paleo.

Camping is a great time to make easy paleo meals because you do not have the convenience of a stove or microwave.

If you get creative, you can prepare many items beforehand and if you keep it simple you will enjoy your time so much more!

Meal Five – Steak and salad

Steak and salad

Steak and salad: Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free | Paleo

Planning a traditional meal is also an easy way to have an easy camping meal. Good ol' steak and salad always is a hit with my family.
It is easy to prepare, and it does not take long to cook.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • stainless steel pot or cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 6 your favourite steak cut
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 small red onion
  • 6-8 radishes
  • 1 cucumber

Instructions
 

  • 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?
Keyword Salad, Steak

Paleo Campfire Treats

One of my favourite things to do while camping is sit around the fire. The fire can be so mesmorizing and is way better than TV 😊. Not to mention all of the fun stories and memories that everyone shares.

Everyone needs to be able to have snacks around the too.

That is why I have compiled some amazing paleo campfire treats.

Don’t Forget Your Gear

Once you decide that you want to camp, it is important to get a few quality pieces.

Here are my TOP THREE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • A good cooler
  • A castiron pan is so useful
  • Chairs that are easy to use and light-weight

I hope you have a great camping trip and I would love to hear how it was.

Cheers,

Brett

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