The Best Camping Foods
For some people, camping is an outdoor activity. For others, camping is a hobby or even a passion. Whether you’re a novice in the camping area or you’re a connoisseur, it’s important to know the best ways to prepare yourself for camping. It can be easy, while rushing around to get packed, to forget necessary things at home. Below are some types of food you should be careful to make sure you pack. These are our best camping foods.
Water – You absolutely cannot afford to forget water. This is especially true if you’re going to do physical activities like walking long distances, hiking, fishing, or other things that burn a lot of calories and make you sweat. Water bottles or gallon jugs are easier to carry than the provided, bulky water carriers.
Pre-made Sandwiches – Sandwiches provide a lot of nutrition and can essentially replace an entire meal. As long as they have plenty of fibers and proteins, they’re a great camping food.
Salad – Salads rich in fruits and vegetables can provide a lot of nutrition and are extremely healthy. They can be carried in plastic containers or sandwich bags for individual portions. They’re lightweight, and a great camping food.
Fresh Fruits – Bananas, apples, or other fruits that are high in nutrition can help you stay healthy during your camping trip. Rather than packing snack cakes or chips, take fresh fruit and stay healthy!
Stew, Noodles, Chili – These are great, filling foods that are high in protein and carbs that provide needed energy. These can be warmed over the campfire and are also a great comfort food. Just don’t forget plastic bowls and utensils.
Energy Bars – These require no cooking, and can give you a lot of protein and energy very quickly. They’re also super-easy to eat on the go, during hikes or walks.
Coffee, Tea, and Other Beverages – It’s super easy to take instant coffees, teas, and beverages that can be mixed with water at the camp site. These provide energy, comfort, and hydration.
Canned Foods – While canned foods aren’t lightweight, they have a long shelf life and can be rather tasty. Chunky soups, vegetables, canned meats like tuna and chicken, and canned sandwich spread are great ideas!
Marshmallows – Let’s face it. If you’re going camping, you can’t forget the marshmallows! They’re the perfect food for sitting around the fire and everyone loves them.
Don’t leave these foods behind when you go on your camping trip, and you’ll have a nutritious, delicious meal each time you’re hungry.