Four Simple Camping Meals That You Can Make in Minutes
What do you plan to eat during your next camping trip?
Plan your camping food in advance. After all, you’re going to spend a lot of time taking part in activities. You need good, nutritious food to keep your going.
Of course, your meal options are also limited. You can only take a limited amount with you and you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to preparation.
You need simple and nutritious meals like these.
Meal #1 – Soup With Some Extras
Soup is an old staple of camping trips. It’s easy to transport and only takes a few minutes to cook.
Unfortunately, it can also get a bit boring. You need to mix things up a bit if you’re going to rely on soup for a few of your camping meals.
Bring along some kidney beans or chickpeas to spruce things up a little bit. Both also offer an extra nutritional kick to whatever’s in the soup. Some croutons also add to the flavour and give you something a little more substantial to munch on. Have a look at our selection of camping fridges.
Meal #2 – The Tasty Breakfast Sandwich
You’ll need an iron skillet and a barbecue or campfire to make this tasty little number. Of course, you’ll also have to keep the perishables in a cooler.
You also need these ingredients:
- Some English muffins
- Pulled pork (or a meat of your choice)
- Some butter
Heat up the butter in your skillet until it melts. Then, pop your muffins in and lightly toast them on both sides.
Remove the muffins and add your pulled pork. It’s a good idea to cook the pork before heading out on the trip. That means you just need to reheat it later on, rather than cook it from scratch.
Finally, remove the pork and pop it between a couple of the English muffins. Crack a few eggs into the skillet. Fry them until they start to set before using them as a topping for the pulled pork.
Voila. You have a tasty breakfast sandwich that will keep you energised for a good chunk of the day.
Meal #3 – Loaded Jacket Potatoes
A little aluminium foil is all you need when preparing jacket potatoes.
Firstly, use a fork to poke a few holes into each potato. Give each a light coating of butter then simply wrap each potato in some foil.
You can bury the potatoes in hot coals or pop them into a skillet over a campfire. Either way, it’s important to turn them regularly so they cook all over.
The potatoes will take between 30 and 60 minutes to cook, depending on the situation.
After that, remove them from the heat and allow them to cool for a while. Open up the foil to speed this process up, though you should make sure the foil cools down before you touch it.
When cooled enough, slice open a potato and add the filling of your choice. Cheese, tuna, and tomato all make great choices here.
You get plenty of carbs from the potato, plus extra nutrition from whatever you use to load it.
Meal #4 – Fruit Salad
As long as you have some fruit, you have all of the ingredients that you need for a fruit salad. Stock a cooler with the fruits of your choice and bring a sharp enough knife to cut through them.
Chop the fruit into small pieces and mix them up in a bowl. You get all of the various vitamins and nutrients that the fruit has to offer, plus a few natural sugars to up your energy levels.
You can add to the fruit salad with some granola or oats for an extra carb infusion too.
Those are just four suggestions for some tasty meals that don’t take much effort to prepare. Each offers you a solid burst of energy that will prove vital when you’re taking part in camping activities. All you need is a barbecue or a campfire and you’re good to go.
Tentworld has everything that you need to help with cooking and preparing your camping food. You’ll find coolers, knives, and a range of other accessories that make your camping trip easier.