Healthy Cooking At The Campsite

posted by guest blogger Anika Capozza

A great way to take a break from work, school, and the overall stresses of life is to immerse yourself in nature and sleep under the stars! Here are some quick meal ideas, a list of cooking essentials, and food to prep for your adventure experience.

The Essentials:

  • Cooler with ice
  • Some type of burner/camp stove
  • One medium-large sized pan
  • One small pot
  • One sharp Knife
  • One serving Spoon
  • One spatula
  • Pot grabber
  • Mini olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Ziploc bags
  • Foil
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils
  • Napkins

Prep:

Here’s a list of the items you should make/chop/dice AND FREEZE before you leave:

  • Onion – diced
  • Broccoli – chopped
  • Carrots – chopped
  • Bell pepper – sliced
  • A few hard-boiled eggs for snacks
  • Muesli
  • Quinoa
  • Campfire Burritos – Here’s a good recipe to make beforehand
  • Eggs – if you’re worried about your eggs breaking… crack them, whisk them, and store in Ziploc bags. This makes for easy scrambled eggs, too!

Meal Ideas:

Recipe for Camp Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

(Chop and Freeze all ingredients before you go)

  • Quinoa
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Snap Peas
  • Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Cooked Sausage (I like Chicken & Apple sausage)
  • Teriyaki Sauce (Store-bought, doesn’t need to be frozen)

EASY HACK: Some stores are now selling “Stir-Fry” kits with veggies chopped for you, and sauce in the bag… maybe get a few of those, transfer to Ziploc bags, and freeze before you go!

Directions:

  1. In a medium-large sized pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat
  2. Add cooked sausage and cook for 2 minutes
  3. Add all veggies and quinoa and cook until heated through
  4. Add teriyaki sauce, salt, and pepper and mix
  5. Enjoy!

Try out these healthy meals on your next camping trip.
Try out these healthy meals on your next camping trip.