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9 Quick and Healthy Camping Holiday Meal Ideas to Feed the Kids

Thursday 12th October 2017
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
Always find that when you go camping you might eat just a little too much bacon and not enough veggies? You can still have those yummy camping treats but make sure you’re feeding yourself and your kids good nutrition whilst you’re holidaying. This is especially important if you are holidaying for an extended time period, you must insure the essential goodies are being eaten.

Here’s 9 Healthy Camping Meal Ideas to try out next time you’re camping!

1. Porridge Fruit Bowl

Easy peasy! Just mix 1 cup of quick oats with 1 cup of water and stir over camp stove for a cuple of minutes until oats have binded. Your choice of toppings are unlimited!
 Suggestions to add below, but feel free to any combo!

  • 1 teaspoon of Acai powder/protein powder
  • ¼ cup of berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, any berry!)
  • ¼ walnuts or your choice of nuts
  • 1 banana cut into slices
  • ¼ Shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

2. Baked Sweet Potato

Make it a meal or make it a side dish! You can stuff anything you’ve got in your camp pantry in these ones!

Capsicum, finely diced broccoli, beans, mushrooms, onions, any veggies you’ve got! Bake these in foil until soft, then cut in half, scoop out half the flesh, replace with veggies, re-wrap with foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Add cheese if wanted or leave it out for a healthier option!

3. Breakfast Bean Burrito

Eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinnner! Bring some cans of your favourite beans; kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans or corn. Then add some slices of tomato, a couple of leaves of lettuce and a few slices of avocado! This meal is full of protein and will take under 5 minutes! Add some cheese and put it on the camp stove pan or oven to melt for extra goodness!

4. Grilled Veggie Satay Skewers

Add your favourite veggies to a skewer! Mix up a bit of soy sauce and peanut butter for a quick satay sauce to use as a dipping sauce. You can add tofu or halloumi cheese if you’re feeling like a treat! Chuck the skewers on the grill for 5 minutes each side and enjoy!

5. Veggie Burgers

Slice tomato, grate carrot, add lettuce or spinach leaves, add avocado and mustard (if desired). You can use Gluten Free bread if needed! Add some grilled mushroom and capsicum for extra goodness! Check out this recipe from Jamie Oliver for inspiration.  

6.  Grilled Corn

This one is super simple, buy your corn on the cob, peel back the leaves and place on grill, rotate every few minutes to cover all sides of the corn. Take off the grill when it’s just starting to blacken.
 Mix a tablespoon of mayonnaise with a squirt of lime juice and a shake of chilli powder to make a yummy accompaniment to your corn.

7. Indian Spiced Potatoes

Wrap 4 potatoes in foil and leave to soften over a campfire (this will depend on heat of the fire), you will know they’re cooked when you feel with hand(with a tea towel over your hand! It will be hot!) the outside of the potato. Unwrap potatoes and chop into cubes. Add 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tsp turmeric and ½ teaspoon cumin powder to potatoes in a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil. Allow to crisp in pan and toss to cover all sides. A filling and simple dish, you can add your favourite salad as a side to make it a full meal.

8. Stir Fry Veggies Noodles

The easiest healthy feast! Cook up some noodles per the packet instructions, stir fry your favourite matchsticked veggies in a hot pan or wok, add some soy sauce to suit your preference and BAM! Tick off all those 5  daily vegetable servings in one meal!

9. Scrambled Tofu

A dish which tastes delicious and ticks all the nutrition boxes! Add mushrooms and spinach as a yummy side. Very close resemblance to real egg scramble but of course without the egg! Check out this recipe for the full details:

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