Eating Healthy While Camping Out in the Woods

Planning a weekend in the woods can really be exciting as long as you plan it properly. One thing that requires a lot of planning for camping in the woods, is finding healthy food options. Having hot dogs and burgers can seem fun but they are actually not healthy and can make you inactive.

Hence, it is important to prepare a menu for each and every meal that you and your group will be eating. Here is a recipe planning chart for you that might help you greatly in your coming camping trip into the wild –

eating healthy while camping out in the woods

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and is also considered to be the most important meal. Packed foods are the best options and you can try out the following.

  • You can carry individual oatmeal packets and all that you would require is hot water. Add some dried fruits and nuts to it before eating.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat and grease the holes of a muffin pan with some oil. Break open an egg in each of these holes. Grill for 2 minutes before serving.

Lunch/Dinner Recipes

There are some simple recipes that you can try for lunch while going out for camping but you would be required to carry an outdoor grill; that is not too large and is easily portable.

  • Heat the grill and on a foil, place chopped veggies and 1 inch sized smoked sausages. Now sprinkle salt, pepper and oil for top and add some butter. Now seal the foil tightly leaving a small hole. Pour some water through the hole and seal the opening. Place it in the oven and grill for 30 minutes.
  • Take a large bowl and put cubed chicken pieces, garlic, cubed potatoes, red and yellow pepper, mushroom and onion and add some olive oil and lemon juice. Mix well and now place this mixture in sheets of aluminum foil and seal them tightly. Cook this mixture in hot coal for few minutes and serve hot.

Desserts/Snacks Recipes

  • Mix butter, cocoa, sugar, coffee and vanilla extract. Now add oats and mix properly. Roll into balls and dip the balls in confectioner’s sugar.
  • Preheat the oven (small travel ovens are available) to 230 degree C and grease a baking a sheet. Take a large bowl and mix flour, garlic salt, salt, baking powder and chives. Add milk and cheese and mix well. Make small lumps from the dough and place them on the baking sheet. It would take around 15 minutes.

There are loads of other healthy food options that you can try while camping in the woods. It is fun cooking in the open and you get to do this when you go camping and so make sure of using this opportunity in the best possible way for healthy recipes.

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