Great Outdoor Cooking Meals Anyone Can Eat


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Good camping meals are almost always packed to the brim with high-protein, healthy foods. They’re packed with variety but also keep things light and easy. These are camp cooking solutions that will let you enjoy a wonderful meal and not starve or overcook yourself in the process.

Easy Campfire Meals: Delicious Nachos. Plan and pack light with these easy campfire recipes for a long day! Top nachos with cheddar cheese and pepper to start, then dig in with your other ingredients. You can add ranch or buttermilk to get extra milk if needed.

Kabobs and Pie. You can melt some butter, roll in flour and bake your pie. If the weather is hot, consider serving potato chips and munchies on top of your baked berries. Kabobs and pies are easy to prepare and you can use store-bought or home-cooked ingredients to make this meal easy and simple.

Good Camping Meals

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Dark Chocolate and graham crackers. The combination of graham crackers and chocolate is a camping staple that people love. There’s nothing like the smell of chocolate or the taste of dark chocolate. To satisfy your cravings, nibble on some dark chocolate, and nibble on some graham crackers, too.

Campfire Breakfast Sandwiches. Camping sandwiches are a great alternative to regular sandwiches. Try using whole grain bread instead of white bread, and make sure to add plenty of fresh, high-calorie veggies to the sandwich. You’ll be packing on the pounds in no time when you eat a quality Campfire Breakfast Sandwiches meal!

Chicken Recipes. Surprisingly, chicken has many health benefits. There are a few simple ways to incorporate chicken into your camping meals. Use recipes as above, but replace the salad dressing and the bread crumbs with chicken salad, chicken nuggets, or chicken fried steak.

Salsa Chicken. Your campfire favorites include a good canned salsa made with tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro. You can make your salsa using whatever type of peppers you prefer, but I suggest using mild jalapenos for those picky eaters at camp. For the cheese, go with mild cheddar cheese. No matter what cheese you use, let it melt so that it cuts through the foil on your camping meals.

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Water next to the rock

Vanilla Ice Cream. Camping is all about dessert, and ice cream is the ultimate dessert. One of the easiest ways to bring a simple dessert to your campout is to use vanilla ice cream. Cut up some ice cream in the bowl of a food processor and then add in a little bit of cream, milk, and a touch of vanilla. Keep freezing this until you have time to make portable bars from them, which you can put in cooler bags for your trip.

Campfire Omelets. You can’t have camping meals without omelets. Just mix together some eggs, some milk, and maybe a little bit of cheese. These are great outdoor meals that any avid camper will enjoy.

Campfire Breakfast. While there are many different breakfast foods you can cook for your camping trip, easy meals for the whole family are hard to beat. If you really want to get something easy, make yourself a mug of hot cocoa and pour some honey onto it, and you’re all set. The best easy camping meals are those that don’t take long to prepare.

Photo via Flickr user daveswimmer. Did you know that you don’t need to be gluten-free to have a great camping meal? It’s true. I’ve been able to eat junk food during my time out in the woods because I’m on a gluten-free diet. It helps that I love the great outdoors, and it allows me to still enjoy good food as I used to when I was much more careful about what I ate.

Final Words

Camping Burritos. Another great meal idea for your next camping vacation is camp cooking burritos. I like these simple meals because they are so easy to prepare and quick to put together. All you have to do is heat some water and chop up some beef, pork, chicken, or fish into small pieces. Throw them in some tortilla chips, along with some salsa and sour cream, and you’re all set.

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