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    Healthy Camping Recipes

    peachy_pie
    Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:04 pm
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    Last time I went camping, I let my boyfriend organise all the food. Although eating sausages and potatoes for 4 days straight might be his idea of a good time, it is NOT mine! I'm a porridge for breakfast, salad for lunch and meat + steamed veg for dinner kind of girl.

    Any suggestions for ways to get some healthy foods into a camping trip?
    Brenda.
    Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:04 am
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    peachy_pie wrote:
    Last time I went camping, I let my boyfriend organise all the food. Although eating sausages and potatoes for 4 days straight might be his idea of a good time, it is NOT mine! I'm a porridge for breakfast, salad for lunch and meat + steamed veg for dinner kind of girl.

    Any suggestions for ways to get some healthy foods into a camping trip?


    Oh my I totally understand! If my DH could have pizza delivered that's what he would opt for.

    I am assuming you have a cooler (for the sausages) so that helps.

    For breakfast you could probably make oatmeal over the campfire. Add fresh fruit diced up on top for a healthy and filling meal.

    Another option would be Oatmeal, Bran, or whole grain muffins. These can be made ahead and brought along.

    Here are a few ideas:

    For Breakfast:
    Superstition Surprise - Oatmeal
    Summer Oatmeal
    Oatmeal Orange Muffins
    Maple Apple Almond Oatmeal
    Orange Ginger Oatmeal Porridge Delight
    Five Grain Hot Cereal


    For Lunch:
    Asparagus Pasta Salad - you could leave out the sausage icon_wink.gif
    Crisp 'n Good Apple Salad With Walnuts and Walnut Oil Dressing
    The Best Tomato Salad
    Beans Salad
    Sweet Chickpea Salad
    Thai Tuna Wraps
    Avocado and Tomato Wraps
    Hummus and Veggie Wrap

    For Dinner:

    Any lean protein
    Assorted Veg already cut up in ziploc bags

    Grill the protein and then you can wrap the veggies in foil packets seasoned as you like and roast over the fire icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope this helps a little icon_smile.gif

    Bren
    NorthwestGal
    Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:39 am
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    Be sure to add plenty of fresh fruit to every meal too, peachy_pie.

    Watermelon, canteloupe and honeydew are pretty easy to prepare. Just slice and serve, and they are great choices for a simple side dish. And for breakfast, you can add banana slices to hot or cold cereal. And pear or peach halves can add a sweet yet refreshing touch to any lunch or dinner.

    For snacks, strawberries, grapes, cherries and just about any other fruit are always an easy choice, too.

    And to get a few vegetable servings in, you can slip in a few carrot or celery sticks to the snack tray.
    Dreamer in Ontario
    Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:00 pm
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    When I go camping I'll make up some foods ahead of time and freeze them. Then we'll eat them as they thaw. There are a lot of soups, stews and pasta dishes that can be frozen. Potatoes don't freeze well so I don't include those in the dishes.
    For breakfast I often bring instant oatmeal in those little envelopes.
    Bagged salads mixes are very convenient for camping trips.
    Potato salad is great to take along

    Salads
    Mediterranean Salad


    Grilled/BBq
    Wok-Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein
    Foil-Steamed Spring Veggies - use favorite veggies - I do this on grill all the time
    Grilled Gremolada Tomatoes
    Grilled Peaches (Or Pineapple, or Mango)
    Cheese Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers
    Grilled Quesadillas




    Soups
    Quick Lentil Italian Tomato Soup - could be made with regular canned lentils

    Sandwich
    Stuffed Picnic Loaf

    Breakfast
    Apple Jack Breakfast Wraps
    Breakfast Burritos (Once a Month Cooking)
    Old Widow Walker's Ziploc Omelettes



    Dessert
    Campfire Orange Cake
    Backpacking Cobbler
    Campfire Cinnamon Twists
    Quick Camping Pies
    John DOH
    Tue May 10, 2011 12:15 am
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    Freezing is a great way to go.

    You can pre-make things (chili comes to mind) and freeze it in a cast iron pan and reheat over a fire.

    Likewise the use of a "thermos" makes things greatly easier...you can so all manner of "scrabbled eggs" (or unscrambled) as a thermos is its own little "refridgerator", and quite handy on a campsite. (You might want to pre-chill it)(and use one with a stainless steel liner)

    Coleman stoves or woodfire cooking?

    If the former a pressure cooker gets you all sorts of options on menus...

    Depending on how much cash you want to throw at your outdoor adventures, a good "griddle", or "Hibachi" or propane grill (miniature) and such can give you a wide variety of cooking options that might better suite the menu you desire, without a whole bunch of "work", but there are many venues of "camping", and you didn't get specific about yours...

    John
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