You will have your share of burgers, steaks, and S’mores when you’re camping and that’s part of the fun. They are familiar foods we eat when enjoying time with others and we look forward to enjoying them guilt-free. You can incorporate healthy offerings along with your old favorites when you’re camping.
Camping season is the perfect time for boosting your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables. You can peel and cut up cukes, tomatoes, carrots, apples, peaches, pears, and watermelon. Keep it readily available for snacking on when the kids are hungry half an hour before dinner. They are more likely to eat it when it’s peeled and sliced, ready-to-eat.
Bring along some individual servings of yogurt and some healthy nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Foods like this can be a nice snack without ruining anyone’s appetite for that delicious dinner you are working on. Use whole grain pancake mix and add dried fruit for extra sweetness and a healthful boost.
Bake veggies in foil. The flavors will meld into a delicious side dish. You can roast sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and a variety of sweet peppers. Toss them in with some whole grain pasta and you have a tasty side dish in a hurry.
And, be sure to drink plenty of water. You’ll be running it off and sweating it out while you jump and play with the kids. Drink enough to replace what you’ve lost and stay hydrated. These tips will assist you in adding in some good nutrient rich options along with your favorite camping meals. We hope your camping experience is rewarding and memorable.