Camping Meal Ideas

Tuesday 30 August 2022


When we first began camping, we got into a bit of a rut with food. We stuck with classic camping faire - BBQ food! But we realised, since we were going often and are trying to eat healthier, we needed to branch out. So, we bought a basic campstove and some gas and away we have gone!

The trouble with cooking campside is that you don't have access to your usual array of spices and flavourings, so you have to adapt and plan ahead to ensure your meals are packed full of flavour. I also tend to avoid things which are a bit iffy cooking through properly, such as chicken and fish. I do this because with cooking outside, the wind blows the flame and means that it doesn't always cook evenly. We tried doing burgers on our stove and ended up with half burnt burgers - nightmare!

1. Tacos

Tacos are easy to do on a campstove. Minced beef, a packet of taco seasoning, some fresh salad and taco shells are all you need! 

2. The Classic Bacon or Sausage Sandwich

This one is obvious - you can't go wrong with a classic bacon or sausage sandwich can you!? Little hack we have found is taking small butter portions to use if you don't have access to a fridge and then refillable bottles for ketchup and brown sauce.

3. Risotto

Risotto is another easy one pan meal. All you need is onion, some fresh peas, some chopped ham, arborio rice and chicken stock and it makes a  healthy and tasty meal.

4. Peri Peri Halloumi Pittas

An easy lunch and easy to add a pop of flavour. I tend to take a bottle of nandos peri peri garlic sauce. Usually I chuck a bit over my halloumi, add salad and throw it in a pitta. Delish!

5. 5 Bean Chilli

A good option for something which is warming and healthy. Needed for a rainy day to warm up. At home, I'd mix up my own spices and seasonings but I do cheat whilst camping with a packet mix as it's easier not to take a million spices or if I'm prepared enough, I mix it up in advance.

What kind of food do you opt for when camping?


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