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I'm goin away on a camping trip next week and I was wondering if anyone could reccommend healthy alternatives to camping foods and/or good or unique ideas for meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Perishables included please! Any tips would be great. :) ... Help me make my grocery list

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Original Post by cpontifex:

I'm goin away on a camping trip next week and I was wondering if anyone could reccommend healthy alternatives to camping foods and/or good or unique ideas for meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Perishables included please! Any tips would be great. :) ... Help me make my grocery list

 

 Whatever you normally eat.  Why do you need a substiuttion?

Camping is great time to make kabobs.  You can premake chicken, fish and veggies ones before you go.  Put a healthy marinate on the chicken and fish before cooking (night before in ziploc baggies). 

If you are craving hot dogs for lunch use turkey dogs with whole wheat buns.

Fresh fruit with individual dip containers (chocolate, caramel or peanut butter).

 

Individual foil dinners are fun and easy.  You place a chicken breast in center of a large piece of foil.  Add chopped veggies (onions, potatoes, mushrooms, whatever you like), a few tablespoons of liquid (wine, water or broth) and seasonings.  Seal foil securely so liquid doesn't leak out.  Place over hot coals and cook, turning occasionally until done, about 20-30 min.
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Part of the answer depends on what you mean by "camping".  Car camping with access to a stove and an ice chest?  Cabin camping? Backpacking?  If you have an ice chest and a stove, grill, or other cooking implements readily available you can marinade meats, chicken, shrimp, fish and freeze them before you leave and they'll keep longer... just don't freeze what you need for the first night.   You can grill vegs- par boil small potatoes before you go, and take mushrooms, leeks or scallions, peppers.  Drizzle a bit of olive oil and sprinkle them with Mrs Dash.

Lunch can be things like hard boiled eggs, tuna packed in water (the kind sold in pouches), grapes, apples, oranges, low fat crackers, cheese spreads (you can add herbs to lowfat cream cheese)

Breakfast can be oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts, and some granola has acceptable numbers. 

If you're backpacking, it's a bit tougher...but keep in mind, you'll be pushing yourself harder than normal, so a bit higher caloric intake isn't that much of a bad thing.

Larry

 

Original Post by fuzzys:

Original Post by cpontifex:

I'm goin away on a camping trip next week and I was wondering if anyone could reccommend healthy alternatives to camping foods and/or good or unique ideas for meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Perishables included please! Any tips would be great. :) ... Help me make my grocery list

Whatever you normally eat. Why do you need a substiuttion?

... because it's sort of difficult to whip out an oven in the middle of a forest?

Anyway, it depends how hardcore your "camping" is. What do you have access to? 

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