Thursday, June 27, 2019

Camping Menu

Another weekend of camping is upon us and we are always trying to stay healthy where we can, but at the same time enjoying some treats.  We usually share meals with our camping friends, but we aren't completely overlapping this time, so we will each be there a day without the other.

For our supper tonight, that will just be our family, I made this recipe for chili, but I substituted ground turkey for the beef.  To make it slightly more fun for camping purposes, we will top it with cheese, plain yoghurt (instead of sour cream), and avocados, and then dip some tortilla chips in.  The kids usually enjoy a meal that involves building of some sort (and cheese).  I froze it in a ziploc bag so I could flatten it out and it can defrost on our way there.  Bonus, I made enough to bring with us when we camping again in two weeks time.

For our breakfast tomorrow morning (when it will still just be us), I made some zucchini muffins and we will have yoghurt, cereal, and berries too.

I had big plans for hot lunches last year when we went camping (beans and hot dogs, quesadillas, grilled cheese, soup, etc.). but after realizing we would be spending the entire day on the beach, those plans quickly become unworkable. So instead we have sandwiches, Greek pasta salad, and a variety of portable snack foods, such as hummus, vegetables, goldfish pretzels, cookies, grapes, plums, individual guacamole, and chips.  I find if the kids are playing, they don't usually come around begging for food, but then all of a sudden they will be starving, so it's good to have quick things on hand.  And don't forget an ice cream cone at the camp store!

For our shared supper meal, we are having burgers, but I did buy the Blue Menu ones from Loblaws so they are slightly healthier ;)  And I bought some Yves veggie dogs to try out as well.

And of course we will make pancakes for our shared breakfast (recipe here) and have some turkey sausages with them too.  It is so easy to mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time and then whip up some healthy and yummy pancakes at the campsite.

It is always a lot of work to go camping, but I really love cooking and eating outside!


  1. Now you are making me want to camp... maybe lol

  2. I hope you have a lot of fun! I remember enjoying camping as a kid but my husband isn't a fan and I'm not motivated enough for all of us. We'll sleep out in a tent in my parents' back yard for a few nights in August and that will be our "camping" for the summer.

    Also, your menu makes me want to tag along on your trip. It all sounds delicious!

  3. Good planning. Have a great time!