One of the best things about camping is being able to enjoy all the fresh air, nature, and time with your favorite people. But, when you're accustomed to eating foods that make you feel great, you might not be so thrilled about typical camping fare—sugary cereal in the morning, reheated canned pasta, gooey marshmallow desserts at night. The good news is, you can stay on track while you're out in the wilderness, and enjoy some delicious foods while you're there.
Here are some foods to bring to your campsite that won't sap your energy and will keep you going strong.
Eggs are portable protein, and will keep a few days if you keep them in a cooler. You can make a batch at home and bring them along, or throw on a pot when you have a fire going.
Almond Butter or Peanut Butter Spread
These are great on their own or go well with banana bread or blueberry muffins. The protein and fat boost will help you feel full for longer. Peanut butter spread and almond butter vanilla spread go well with almost anything!
Canned Tuna, Sardines, or Salmon
These are easy to pack and don't need to be kept cold. Don't forget your can opener!
DIY Trail Mix
If you make your trail mix yourself, you can control what goes into it. Combine nuts, seeds, no-sugar chocolate chunks, dried fruit, and coconut flakes—all of your favorite things into a bag and enjoy whenever you need a pick-me-up.
Granola is a great on its own, or you can add your milk of choice, a little fruit, and nut butter spread for a full meal. Whether you make your own or buy ready-made, keep an eye on the sugar content. Some brands sweeten their granola like candy!
Cut Fruits and Vegetables
Prep and portion ahead of time for grab-and-go snacks and sides.
There are plenty of no-sugar jerky varieties that you can take along with you, no refrigeration required.
Dried Fruit, Fruit Leathers or Veggie Chips
These are easy to find in the store, and a great way to get your fruit and vegetable servings while on the go.
Sweets make a campfire that much more delicious. Make a batch of cookies or brownies ahead of time to share, and you'll know you have something to look forward to at the end of a long day of hiking and playing in the great outdoors.
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