What you need to know and what to bring to still make restaurant quality food on the go!
If you’ve been camping for many years, chances are, you’re totally swamped on ideas on what to cook for you and your family. They’ve probably had enough of the ready made and processed food that you’ve been laying out for them every single camp night (or day). Now eating out to a restaurant or ordering take out food probably isn’t such a good idea either. Aside from possibly getting sick from eating too much fast food, your pocket will significantly be lighter.
Without having to pack too much food luggage and tools, we’re giving you some meal recipes that you can cook for day out in the camp. Here are some recipes we picked up from campers over the world wide web:
For breakfast, you’ll be needing a lot of energy to fuel you through the day. Because it’s so early in the day, you might not have time or the motivation to cook your first meal. That won’t be a problem though because there’s no need to bake our first recipe.
No-Bake Granola Bars
These healthy treats are not only a great source of energy, they can contain oats that are good for the heart and whole wheat flour that can help lower cholesterol.
- 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix the cereal, rolled oats and raisins in a large bowl
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and corn syrup or honey and bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
- Then, add the peanut butter and vanilla and blend until smooth.
- Pour over the cereal and mix well.
- Press the granola mixture as hard as you can in a large pan and then allow it to cool.
- Cut the the granola bar into desired portions and serve.
Tip: You can substitute some ingredients for other, healthier options that you may desire.
If you’re not so keen on having a sugary sweet treat for breakfast, this recipe will surely satisfy your savory breakfast cravings. This one’s easy and, aside from the ingredients, you’ll only need Ziploc blogs.
- 10 eggs
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 1 cup crumbled bacon
- 1 pc onion, chopped
- 1 pc green pepper, sliced
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1 cup hash brown (purchased and thawed)
- Crack 2 eggs each into the Ziploc bags, seal and shake to combine them.
- Adds the prepared ingredients of choice into the bags and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
- Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelettes in a large pot.
- Open the bags and the omelette will roll out easily.
Lunch meals don’t have to be full meals that can take all morning to prepare. With these recipes, we’ll make sure that your prep time won’t hinder you from all the sights and attractions you’ll be enjoying on your motorhome holiday.
Tomatillo Grilled Sandwiches
This recipe is quick, easy and of course, tasty! I’m pretty sure your mouth will be watering while reading this recipe. Now imagine if you were actually cooking it!
- 12 slices of bread
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
- 4 tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, and cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- Spread a side of each bread slice with butter.
- Turn 6 slices over; top with cheddar, then tomatillos and bacon.
- Top with remaining bread, buttered side up.
- Cook sandwiches in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-low heat until golden on both sides and cheese melts.
Source: My Recipes
Now it’s time for a more hearty meal! After all your activities for the day, I’m positive that your stomach will be grumbling in hunger. You’ll need some nourishment, and a lot of it! Here are some meals that you can run to if your lightbulbs have short circuited.
Orange Chicken Kebabs
For a sweet and savory dinner, try this recipe and you’ll have your tastebuds pleading for more. Now, you’ll need to prepare this zesty and tangy dinner the night before your scheduled camping trips for maximum flavour.
- 1-1/2 pounds of bite-sized pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 6-ounce box of whole small mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed
- 2 oranges, un-peeled and cut in 12 wedges
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- Thread chicken pieces on skewers alternating with mushrooms and orange quarters.
- Place the finished skewers in a shallow plastic dish and pour a mix of curry powder, oil and orange juice over them.
- Cover this tightly and refrigerate it, turning occasionally for several hours or overnight.
- Discard the marinade and grill your kebabs over medium coals, turning every 5 minutes until chicken is done.
Coconut Curry Soup
After you’ve had your fill with the chicken, you might want some soup. Here’s another recipe for dinner that will heat up your night in the cold camp nights. The ingredients for this one won’t stale fast as they are dehydrated but that won’t make them any less delicious.
- 30 grams coconut cream powder (1/2 a packet)
- 1-2 cubes vegetable bouillon
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- pinch of cayenne
- a handful of rice noodles
- a handful of dehydrated veggies
- 2 cups water
- At home, combine coconut cream powder, bouillon, curry powder and cayenne in a small zip top bag.
- In another bag, portion out your noodles and dehydrated veggies.
- At camp, boil the noodles and dehydrated veggies in the water.
- Once the veggies are re-hydrated and the noodles are tender, stir in the coconut cream mixture.
Source: Dirty Gourmet
Grilled Chocolate Banana Melt
And here’s a bonus! I’ve selected a delicious dessert that will go along with all of those meals. Whether you cook this for an afternoon snack or after dinner, this is gonna be a new favourite that you’ll be cooking even when you’re not camping.
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, slightly crushed
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Slice banana lengthwise and slightly open. Place on a rectangle of aluminum foil.
- Insert marshmallows and chocolate chips into the sliced banana.
- Wrap banana up in foil and cook on the grill for 5-6 minutes.
- Unwrap banana and top with cereal. After melt has slightly cooled eat with a spoon.
Those food recipes will surely fill you up really good! From energy-boosting food to simply wanting to indulge while camping, those recipes are there to satisfy your gastronomic needs.
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