Easy Camping Food Ideas [What I Eat Video]
When I was a kid, my family went camping to Lake George in New York.
One of the things I remember the most is how prepared and creative my mom was when it came to the camp food.
One time, she baked me a birthday cake at camp in a tin foil dutch oven that she made!
This was before Pinterest, and before main stream Internet and blogging.
Camp cooking seemed like a fun and creative challenge for her, and she always impressed everyone with the food she managed to put together while camping.
Turns out, I think it’s a fun and creative challenge too!
I love sharing these easy camping food ideas and showing you exactly how to make delicious meals at camp.
In this video, you get a peak into my life while car camping in Southern Utah.
Watch to see what I ate for an entire day of camping and hiking.
Then, check below for even more easy camping food ideas for your next trip!
EASY CAMPING FOOD IDEAS
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Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas
I have a full blog post on 3 super easy car camping breakfast ideas:
yogurt w/ stewed berries
the ultimate breakfast sandwich
peanut butter banana french toast
My complete car camping morning routine, including one of my favorite car camping breakfasts: pancakes!
An easy and healthy car camping breakfast taco recipe.
Easy Camping Lunch and Snack Ideas
For lunch, I love to keep things simple and pack a bunch of sandwich stuff: lunch meats, cheese, a loaf a bread, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard.
Put it all in the cooler, and you have lunch that’s quick and crowd-pleasing.
I also love to wash and chop some carrots at home and pack them in the cooler with hummus for a quick snack, or as part of a lunch.
For snack ideas check out this post: 11 easy hiking snacks ideas
Peanut butter and jelly is always a great lunch idea when camping!
Pro Tip: Try using reusable bags for camping and hiking snacks. These are my top picks:
Easy Camping Dinner Ideas
I have a full blog post on 3 super easy camping dinner ideas:
simple Indian food.
They’re all so good and really simple to make at camp.
The recipe for the grilled chicken fajitas I showed you in the video above can be found here: Simple Camping Dinner Idea - Grilled Chicken Fajitas.
Another healthy camp dinner idea that I make a lot is a salad. Sometimes when you’re camping and eating lots of packaged foods and snacks, it’s nice to have some fresh veggies.
I pack chopped and cleaned lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and any other salad toppings in the cooler with some dressing. At camp, all you have to do it assemble.
If you have a fire, you can even grill some chicken and throw that on the salad for a complete meal.
Sometimes, I bring the pre-cooked chicken sausages, fry them in a pan at camp, and add them to my salad from some quick protein.
Easy Camping Dessert Ideas
Of course, smores are on this list! In the video above, I did a little twist on classic smore and used a chocolate peanut butter cup instead of plain chocolate. It was awesome!
I pretty much always bring bars of chocolate car camping for a quick dessert.
Keep them in the cooler during the day so they don’t melt in the sun.
Another classic camping dessert: easy campfire banana boats
That wraps it up - easy camping food ideas for your next adventure!
Out of all the experiences I was lucky to have as a child, it’s the ones outdoors that I seem to remember the most.
Outdoors, time seems to slow and my senses are more alert.
I’m more present, and maybe that’s why I remember a birthday cake I had when I was 12, better than the one I had last year.
I hope you have fun getting creative with your camp food and enjoying time outdoors with friends and family.
See you out there,
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