How to Eat Healthy While Camping

How to Eat Healthy While Camping
Don't let a camping trip alter your eating style. Just because you're spending a few days in the woods doesn't mean you have to let go of healthy foods and replace them with ones that aren't. In fact, with a camping stove, grill and a proper cooler, you should be able to store and cook any type of food you desire to eat. With a little planning and organization, you'll still be eating healthy while surrounded by Mother Nature's beauty.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Menu
  • Cooler
 
Step 1
Plan a menu of the meals you would like to eat and the ingredients necessary to make them. This way you'll have everything needed and cut down on the chance of forgetting something. You'll also spend less money, because your menu will have been planned, and you won't be just grabbing things off the grocery shelves.
Step 2
Don't steer clear of vegetables because you don't think you can bring them on a camping trip. Even though you're camping, you can still grill or cook almost any vegetable on your camp stove or grill. Wrap your veggies in foil, season them and throw them on the grill. If you don't want to mess with making a salad, buy the packaged mixes that have everything needed in the bag. They come with salad greens and dressing, so you won't have a mess in the woods.
Step 3
Cook the meat or meatless items you enjoy eating on your grill or stove. Though many people feel a camping trip wouldn't be the same without hot dogs and hamburgers, you can still purchase healthier ones and cook them. Freeze any meat you won't be using right away before placing it in the cooler so it won't go bad.
Step 4
Take some fruits with you and enjoy them any time of the day. If properly stored in a cooler or plastic container, where they won't get smashed, the fruit will keep just like it was at home. Throw some berries in your morning cereal to give your system a good burst of vitamins and energy.
Step 5
Store your healthy food items properly in a cooler. Freeze any meat before you pack it in the cooler and allow it to thaw naturally. This will not only keep your meat fresh longer but it will also help the cooler stay cold longer. Pack you fruits and vegetables on top in a section where they won't get smashed or fiddled with. The key is choosing a cooler that is big enough to house your food and ice while giving you enough space so the food isn't too crammed together.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Properly storing your food items is key to any camping trip. Freeze large plastic containers with water to place in the cooler to keep it cold longer. Purchase local fresh vegetables and fruits where you are camping.
 
Properly storing your food items is key to any camping trip.
 
Freeze large plastic containers with water to place in the cooler to keep it cold longer.
 
Purchase local fresh vegetables and fruits where you are camping.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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