Roughing it without ruining your diet!

When I think of camping, I think of beer, s’mores, and hotdogs. Fun? Yes. Healthy? No.

We are going camping this weekend at beautiful Lake Wazee in WI and I am determined to not only have fun, but to eat healthy too. BUTTTT, I don’t want to pack up half of my kitchen just to go camping for the weekend. So, here’s what I’ve come up with for EASY, HEALTHY, camping food!

Raw fruits and veggies that pack/keep well:
Apples
Grapes
Pears
Blueberries
Radishes
Carrots
 Turnips 
 
Veggies for cooking over the fire/grill:
Corn on the cob (grill before peeling)
Zucchini (cut in half, olive oil + S&P, grill)
Potatoes (foil pouch + olive oil + S&P)
Portobello mushrooms (grill upside down with olive oil + S&P)
Broccoli (foil pouch + olive oil + S&P)
 
More healthy food:
Jerkey (very low-fat, high protein)
Banana bread
Chicken or venison dogs (instead of the Oscar Meyers)
Hand made trail mix (go browse your bulk section!)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Turkey Pepperoni
Dried fruit/nuts
Air popped popcorn (pop at home)
 
 Drinks
For those of us that need our morning dose of caffeine, try bringing a big pre-made jug of tea or coffee. For the first day or so, add ice from the cooler for iced beverages, and when the ice runs out, it’s still drinkable at room temp, or try heating it over the fire in a tin can or mug!
 
Beer is a MUST when camping, but what about the 2nd or 3rd night, when the ice is melted? Who wants to drink warm beer? For the last part of the trip, pack red wine! Is supposed to be consumed at room temp! (but make sure to bring a bottle with a screw off top, or a bottle opener!) Cut up some of your fruit to make a red wine sangria for some extra fun!
 
All this healthy food, and the only equipment I need to pack is a knife, tin foil, olive oil, S&P, and disposable plates/cups/sliverware. Not bad!
 

What are your favorite healthy camping foods???

Have a happy healthy day!

Caitlin

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