Easy Healthy Vegan Camping Food Ideas to prepare you for your camping trip and make it less stressful, and less hungry.
I love camping, absolutely love it. Getting out, sleeping on a hard surface, not shower for days…baby wipes everywhere – yep! Absolute adventure.
It really just breaks the routine and makes me connect with nature and switch off from the real world.
But when it comes to food, especially as a vegan, you need something that won’t need refrigerating, something that you can travel with easily, healthy, and filling.
Camping and eating healthy can prove to be a difficult thing to do. However, with a few tricks and some ideas, you will be ready for your next vegan camping trip!
I will drop you a list of foods I like to take when I go camping:
1. Homemade Crackers
I like to make a batch of gluten-free homemade crackers, and take them with me.
What do I have them with? – Well, they are great as they are, however, I do like to bring a jar of homemade almond butter and spread it over my crackers. So yum and quite nutritious and fueling.
Perfect for breakfast for an afternoon snack.
2. Energy Bites
Energy bites are something you need to familiarize yourself with. They are super nutritious normally and pack an amazing amount of energy in 1 bite!
A lot of them can also last without refrigerating.
Here are a couple of recipes you could try:
1. Easy Healthy No-Cook Carrot Cake Bites
2. 3-Ingredient Healthy Brownie Truffles
3. 4-Ingredient & 5-Minute Healthy Matcha Bites
4. 3-Ingredient Healthy Fig And Hazelnut Bites
5. Easy Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffles
3. Protein Bars/Energy Bars
Just like the energy bites, these bars especially if made at home can be nutritious, filling, and pack a good amount of protein.
I like to make no-bake protein bars often, and always have one in my bag whenever I am traveling anywhere.
Here are a couple of recipes you can try:
5. Nuts & Chocolate
I like taking nuts, and dark chocolate when camping, in fact, it’s my favorite food to take.
They do not need refrigeration and are filling and nutritious.
If you like sweeter chocolate, you can take a sweeter one, but use it as a treat rather than a snack.
Dark chocolate’s benefits are a lot:
1. It’s high on fiber
2. High on iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
3. It also contains heart-healthy fats
4. High on antioxidants as well
A square or two of dark chocolate a day (70% cocoa minimum) will definitely benefit your health!
Healthy Vegan Camping Meals:
If you have access to cooking equipment during your camping stay, this would be ideal in having a healthier cooked meal.
1. Low-Sodium Can of Baked Beans On a Wholegrain Toast
A favorite of mine – open a can of beans, heat them up, pop them on a slice of toast and eat up. Filling, nutritious and easy!
2. Baked Potato With Curried Canned Chickpeas & Nooch
Baking potatoes in the fire pit is such a good filling. You feel like you are one with nature. Cooking your food using natural resources.
If you have a fire going, add the whole potato near the fire, and turn it every so often. It will bake eventually.
Cut in half, add the warm chickpeas with a bit of seasoning of choice (like curry powder, chili flakes), and top with nutritional yeast flakes. Yum!
3. Avocado On Wholegrain Toast With Sliced Tomato
Avocados, especially unripe ones can last at room temp for a couple of days.
Same for tomatoes, even ripe, they can last for a few days.
Slice up the avo, lay it on your toast, followed by the sliced tomato, sprinkle some salt and chili flakes, and eat up!
4. Veggie Kebabs With Baked Sweet Potato & Baked Beans
Grilled vegetable kebabs over the fire is another amazing food to make while you are camping.
Zucchinis, peppers, and tomatoes can last without refrigeration for a couple of days, so they are perfect to take on your next camping trip.
Slice them up, stick them on a stick, and grill them over the fire.
Bake the sweet potato near the fire.
Use up the leftover baked beans, and stuff the sweet potato with the grilled veggies and beans.
5. Wholemeal Wraps With Almond Butter And Sliced Apple
Apples, wraps, and almond butter don’t need any refrigeration!
Spread some almond butter on the wrap, add sliced and cinnamon if you want to be fancy, and eat up!
It’s perfect for breakfast, it’s filling and nutritious!
I hope you liked these Easy Healthy Vegan Camping Food Ideas – and I really hope they help you, and make your next camping trip less stressful, and less unhealthy.
Let me know if there are any other types of food you like to take on your camping trips, I am here to learn, just like you!
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Have a lovely day!