With a bit of advancedplanning, you can enjoy a well-balanced diet while camping.Quick preparation and easy considerations. Non-refrigerated Foods According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shelf stable foods are important for camping. Peanut butter, crackers, dried fruits and nuts do not require refrigeration and are easy to transport. Fresh Meat Boneless chicken pieces and ground beef cook quickly on a skillet over a campfire. Meat should be stored in an ice chest and used the first day of camping.
Ground beef should be cooked to a minimum of 160 degrees, and chicken must be 165 degrees. Pre-cooked Protein Canned, recooked chicken, tuna, ham and beef are good sources of protein while camping. Dried meats, such as jerky, are easy to arry in a backpack.
Whole fruits, such as apples, pears and oranges are packed with nutrients, require no preparation and are easy to pack in a camping bag. The Prepared Pantry of Rigby, Idaho, says fruit will often stay fresh three to five days without
Onions, zucchini, celery, asparagus and cabbage are some of the many vegetables which cook quickly on a camp stove.
Many sweet treats can be enjoyed while camping. Brownies or cookies may be pre-baked at home and packaged for a trip. Children love gooey campfire-roasted marshmallows.