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Healthy Foods for Camping
Camping is a great way to get out of the house and let yourself experience life as it was meant to be explored! But sometimes when camping, making great meals that are also healthy can sometimes slip through the cracks. With the convenience factor of many foods in the modern day, cooking has gotten easier, but sometimes it has also gotten unhealthy.
Here is a full meal that you can prepare quite easily that will not only taste great, but is sure to be healthy and give you the proper nutrients to take on your day!
An omelet is the perfect way to start off your morning, and these boiled omelets take almost no time at all to make. Simply follow these instructions and you can have a great breakfast in no time!
1. Boil a large pot of water.
2. Mix 2 eggs & 1 teaspoon of water in a quart size freezer zip-loc bag and mix it around.
3. Add in your toppings! Most toppings include cheese, pre-cooked meat and vegetables. Once all your toppings are added, seal the top and mix everything by squishing the bag. Be sure to season as well.
4. Place each baggie (zipper side up) into the boiling water. Reposition the bags if they sit too long against the side of the pot. They usually cook in about 10 minutes, but time may vary depending on how many you are cooking and the size of the pot. If you keep an eye on them they should be good to go!
Tin Foil Meal
If you are heading out to climb or do activities in the afternoon, a great portable lunch is always a tin foil camping meal! By adding in your combination of meats, vegetables and spices, you can have a delicious meal that is hot and ready for you whenever your hunger may strike on the trail.
1. In a large bowl freezer size zip-loc bag, combine your meats, vegetables and potatoes. Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice, then mix well.
2. Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil. Top each with another sheet of foil, and roll up the edges tightly. Wrap each packet again, securely in another sheet of foil to double wrap.
3. Cook in the hot coals of a campfire until the chicken is opaque. You can always use a meat thermometer to check and see if the chicken is fully cooked at 160 degrees as well. Cooking usually takes anywhere from 30-40 minutes.
Another great foil recipe, Chicken Fajitas have just the right kick to get you going to last through the night. Another graet meal that is also very lean and healthy, these fajitas are sure to be an instant camping favorite among your crew.
1. In a large bowl add chicken and chopped veggies
2. Combine 1½ tablespoons lime juice and your seasonings to form a thick paste. Add this to chicken and veggies and stir to coat. Set aside.
3. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil down and spoon chicken-veggie mixture into the center of the foil and spread it out a bit. Place another large piece of foil over the chicken-veggie mixture. Fold together and seal all four edges of the two foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.
4. Place foil on the campstove/fire to bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Make sure chicken is cooked all the way and then enjoy!
It wouldn't be a camping trip without some good old fashioned popcorn cooked over the campstove. But for a sweet dessert, try making this easy recipe for campstove kettle corn instead! Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
1. Get some hot coals from the fire and make them flat.
2. Place 1/4 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels into a wok. Shake the pan gently over the coals and in about 2 minutes, the pan should be popping away.
3. shake the popcorn around after it is done popping. Enjoy!
We hope this ultimate healthy camping meal inspires you to not only cook more when camping, but to consider healthy alternatives that also taste great!
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