5 Healthy Foods to Make When Camping
By Brandi Swieter
Camp food isn’t always the healthiest. It may seem fun to roast a hot dog or some marshmallows over the campfire, but these foods are entirely unhealthy and should not be consumed if it can be helped. A camping trip doesn’t have to mean poor nutrition. There are some healthy food options that people can try even when camping.
A light breakfast is all a person really needs. It simply jumpstarts the metabolism to get the system moving for the day. Eggs make a great choice even when camping because they contain protein and beneficial nutrients. As long as campers bring along an over-the-campfire grill, cast iron skillet, and spatula, they will be able to make eggs easily during their trip.
Campfire Foil Packs
With a campfire grill available, campers can easily throw some ready-made foil packs on to cook. Campfire foil packs can contain any healthy items the campers desire. These are made by laying out the foil and placing chicken or turkey, a vegetable, and possibly some potatoes, inside. They then get wrapped up and placed in the cooler to take along for grilling.
Shish kebabs are one typical campfire food that works well for a healthy diet. Simply choose some meat and veggies and roast them over a fire for a delicious dinner. Lean meats, such as turkey and chicken, are among the healthiest options. Vegetables such as zucchini, corn on the cob chunks, and peppers also work well. Certain fruits are also good choices, such as pineapple.
With a campfire grill and cast iron skillet, some pan-roasted veggies are possible. Fry up some tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms over the fire for a healthier dinner option while at the campground. Pre-season the foods so they have a great taste when made, or don’t forget to bring along the spices.
No, campers won’t be able to consume the typical graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, but s’mores can be made. People who still want to enjoy a common camping treat can create a healthier version that doesn’t make them break their diet. Choose low sugar marshmallows, dark chocolate, and whole wheat graham crackers for a healthy yet tasty concoction.
Enjoy healthier food choices when camping by trying some of these options. Throw out the ideas of typical camp foods and try some healthy options instead for a more well-rounded menu. Improving health is possible no matter where you’re at and whether or not you’re on vacation.
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