It’s definitely tough to stay on track while on vacation, but it’s not impossible. The good news about camping? You bring all your own food so you have the opportunity to choose to stay healthy! Jacob and I LOVE camping, and we go as often as our schedule allows. We’ve done everything from multi day backpacking treks in the backcountry of the Sierras to renting a tent cabin in the Yosemite Valley complete with bathroom and shower.
Depending on how boujee you want to get while camping, will determine your meal plan. Here I put together meals for the perfect glamping trip so you can still stay on track while hanging in the wilderness!!
B R E A K F A S T
It’s no secret that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. The quickest and simplest breakfast for campers on the go is a hearty bowl of oatmeal or yogurt with granola. I like to spice it up with some dried or fresh fruit with nuts and seeds. Always with a side of hot coffee, always.
What to bring:
- Dry rolled oats or cup of plain yogurt
- Granola with NO added sugar. Try this one or make your own!
- Dried fruit with NO added sugar. I LOVE this brand.
- Raw nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, almonds, chia seeds, walnuts, etc.)
- Fresh fruit (optional)
With the luxury of car camping, you can put a little more oomph into breakfast and bring alllllll the goods to make a #BreakfastOfChampions.
A great healthy breakfast while camping to fuel you for hiking, swimming, or even sitting in a rocking chair while reading a good book is a big scramble.
What to bring:
- Organic pasture raised eggs
- Kerrygold butter for cooking
- A variety of fresh veggies! (onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, greens, etc.)
- Potatoes (optional)
- Hormone, antibiotic, sugar, nitrate, and nitrite free bacon (optional)
L U N C H & S N A C K
Lunch time usually turns into all day snack time when camping. But if you’re feeling extra hungry, feel free to swap a dinner option and add it for lunch!
Lunches can be as simple and easy as a sandwich or wrap, and snacks can be just as easy while staying on track!
- Organic dried fruit – I got this easy to use dehydrator to dry a mix of fresh fruit I got from the local farmer’s market!
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Organic Grass-Fed cheese and crackers
- Fresh organic fruit
- Bars with no added sugar – I like these, and these.
D I N N E R
After hiking all day, you’re definitely going to need to replenish all those lost calories. When in the backcountry, your best bet is an instant meal like organic lasagna from Backpacker’s Pantry. They have a ton of options, and all organic and ready shortly after adding hot water!
Car camping, on the other hand, is much different. One of my favorite glamping dinners is fajitas.
What to bring:
- Organic chicken breast tenders
- Bell peppers
- Chilli powder, cayenne, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper or premade taco seasoning
- EVOO or Kerrygold butter
- Organic canned beans
Get creative with your meals! Since you have the extra car space, might as well utilize it by bringing the goods!! Camping doesn’t have to mean potato chips and beef stroganoff from a box. You can still stay on track, eat well, and enjoy camping!!