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Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List!
July 27, 2013 | Home >Healthy Kids > Planning Strategies > Menu Ideas >Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List!

Last week we went camping! Rather than bringing marshmallows and chips, we brought healthy food, with little to no complaints from my peanut gallery! Mostly because everything tasted so great!  We only stayed one night, and this was our feast:(print recipes and shopping list here)

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Breakfast

We decided on oatmeal, berries, eggs, and turkey bacon.

Prep ahead:

  • I boiled eggs ahead of time, put them in a container in the cooler.
  • I chopped berries for our oatmeal, also put them in the cooler.
  • My husband wanted to also cook eggs at camp, “for a real camping breakfast”, so we also added uncooked eggs, stored in a container like this:

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

IHealthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

We also ate some of the melon we had chopped for lunch!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

 Lunch

Prep-ahead:

  • Brought all the fixings for sandwiches with whole wheat bagels. We prefer bagels to bread because they hold up better, rather than smashing.
  • I chopped all our vegetables and fruit, and added it to a container in the cooler.
Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

 Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Snack

No prep needed- we brought pistachios and apples.

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Dinner

Taco Soup

Prep ahead

  • I made the entire soup ahead of time, using our pre-cooked ground beef I posted last week! This is our fast, easy, and MOST delicious recipe we have, so the kids were thrilled to eat it .
  • I also shredded some cheese to add after cooking.

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Dessert!

The kids loved these baked apples for dessert! Erica even said she liked it better than s’mores!!  We sliced apples, topped with brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, wrapped in foil and put on  the fire.

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List!

We had a great  time camping, and ate well- which really cut back on the crankiness!  Gotta love that! What food ideas do you have for camping?

Print the recipes, meal plan, and shopping list here:

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

Healthy Camping Meal Plan, Recipes, and Shopping List! The food for your next camp out- planned for you!

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(32)
Klaire Curay says:

Now that’s one fun and healthy camping experience! Super love the picture with your kids and dog! Adorable! All the foods you prepared are very nutritious which is why all your kids look healthy. They’re so lucky to have you! I will follow your tips to enjoy our next camping adventure!

eleanor says:

Some great recipes.And cool pics

What great ideas you have! You are very organised!

Vennesa says:

I will have to try the apple idea! Thanks.

Amy says:

It was our favorite Vennessa!

Michelle says:

OMG…that looks so good especially the taco soup. This something I will have to try with my kids the next time we go camping. Thanks for this list! 🙂

elizabit says:

great recipe thank you so much can you make for us Pizza Sauce From Scratch

diaviosi says:

I like to coocking in nature!

thx for the share!

http://diaviosi.blogspot.gr/

Greek blog about camping, trekking

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Allyce says:

I was wondering what that Taco soup recipe was?? (I’m new to this blog) It looks so delicious!

Amber3 says:

Wait, I thought you were going to post a recipe for the taco soup? Or have you already made a previous post about it?

Kate says:

Is the rice in the taco soup cooked first?

Terena says:

It seems we always used to leave for camping trips on a Friday evening. Taco Salad was always the first meal of the trip. I would prep all the ingredients so when we arrived all I had to do was put it together while my husband set up tents with the kids.

Amy says:

@kate- the rice is not cooked!

Jenni says:

great tips! another quick one – for eggs, I crack how ever many I need per meal, like 8 for 4 people, and put in a mason jar. no worries about breaking the eggs adn they are ready to use!

Tracy says:

Planning and prepping at home saves time and money. For our two week rv trip, I planned my menu and shopped at home. Next I cooked my ground turkey/ beef mixture ( i mix the two) and then seperated it into ziplock bags and added seasoning for meals: chili, tacos, italian soup, spaghetti meat. That way, I dont have to carry all my spices along. I labeled them and froze them. I collected any canned goods for my recipes also. When I am ready to make a meal, all I have to add is my fresh ingredients which I buy 1-2 days before I need them. It has helped us tremendously. We have been traveling New England and never know what kind of supermarkets will be close by. In Vermont, there are no chain stores and prices are twice as much on some items than at home. It helped us to be able to eat healthy meals and not eating out as often planning ahead of time. I know in an rv we have a freezer, but on a short trip, you could still do much of this in a cooler. Hope this helps!

Chris says:

What about trying to make “banana boats” a little more healthy for desert? The traditional option is to cut a slip in the bananna and flip it with chocolate chips and marshmallows and then put the peel back over and wrap in foil b4 putting it on the fire. But i’m thinking maybe a bananna with some sort of nut butter a few dark choclate chips or something?

And for breakfast–for scouts, we do “egg in a bag”. You boil a pot of water and everyone throws their own eggs and omelet fixings in a plastic bag with their name written on it in permanent marker. The the bags are set in the boilid water to cook. The girls like the “make your own” aspect!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts
and I am waiting for your next write ups thanks once again.

Joanne says:

We slice up potatoes, carrots,etc , add oregano and wrap in tin foil and cook in fire. We also buy dry ice and wrap it in a pillow case( don’t ever touch it ) and it keeps things frozen for about 3 days.

Amy says:

Thanks for your ideas everyone!! I’m making my menu right now.

Claire S. says:

I have an amazing camping meal list I’ve compiled over the last 10 years. I have it as a PDF–if you email me I will send it to you?

Thanks for sharing your menu and ideas. Looking forward your next recipes ..

Suz says:

So is this for one day camping for 5 people?

Yes, we have 5 people and it was the perfect amount of food.

Erica says:

I intend on making this taco soup for our upcoming trip! Is there a recipe for the ranch seasoning packet? It said “see below” for homemade seasoning. Thanks!

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