May 27, 2014
Camping Food for Vegans
I had a request from one of my readers—hi Rebecca!—for some advice on what to take along on a camping trip. So I thought, being that it’s coming on Summer here in the states, that this would be a topic worthy of a post!
I’ve scanned through my recipe index and here are some easy-to-prepare meals, as well as snacks and foods that you can make ahead of time for your camping adventure. Just click on the photos to get to the recipes!
SOUPS & STEWS:
Soups and stews are great for traveling, and not only camping. You can prepare them ahead of time at home and take them along in a cooler. Then just open and heat! One tip on storing them: pour the soup into mason jars WHILE IT’S HOT. Fill the jars to about ½” from the top and cap them. Leave them out of the fridge while they cool and the lids will actually pressure seal (you will hear them pop as they do). This will ensure that they do well in your cooler on your trip, even if it’s not as cold as the fridge. Storing them this way, they will last at least a month in the fridge. NOTE: This method is NOT the same as canning or jarring. But you could do that, too, if you want to take the extra time and care. So don’t leave them out of the fridge or cooler.
Meals you can cook on a camp stove or over an open flame:
You can always bring along some fresh fruit to keep it light. Or try any of these recipes for a more substantial meal to keep you fueled throughout the morning:
I think the most nutritious things you can take on a camping trip for a quick and easy lunch are veggie/bean burgers. Just make a bunch of your favorite ones ahead of time and freeze them for traveling. Here are some recipes:
You and your crowd will no doubt be burning some calories on a camping trip. Here are some snack suggestions (all of which you can make ahead of time and pack in the cooler):
And don’t forget about these easy fixes for your adventure:
- Corn on the cob
- Baked potatoes/sweet potatoes
- Nut butter sandwiches
- Fresh fruits (a big, juicy watermelon is great on a camping trip!)
- Fresh veggie sticks (carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers, etc.)
- Salads with homemade nut-based dressings