Camping: 10 Tips for a Healthier Trip

Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your good eating habits!

 

 

Here are 10 tips for a healthier trip:

1) Do as much prep work for larger meals at home = more time for fun!

2) Pack fruit that travels well: oranges, apples, bananas, or dried fruit. Since these don’t have to be kept cold it will help save space in your fridge or cooler.

3) Prep (wash and cut) raw veggies: carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower. Or just buy the pre-washed/bagged kind; throw in some snap peas and cherry tomatoes, don’t forget the bagged salads too!

4) Pack cereal and cereal bars.

5) Pack the following: cheese sticks or pre-portioned light cheese and Greek yogurt. High fiber bread, crackers, pitas or tortillas.

6) Pre-cook pasta at home and store it in a ziploc or container. Make a simple pasta salad by throwing in some of those pre-cut veggies; add some cheese and vinaigrette, Voila!

7) Crack your eggs before you go. Store them in tupperware and keep frozen or fresh.  Much, much easier to travel with eggs this way!

8) Take your crock pot. Before leaving, mix ingredients and pack in a ziploc (or just prep at the campsite). On your way out to the beach pop it in your crock pot! Some ideas here: chili, sloppy joes, salsa chicken, pot roast (use the leftover for sandwiches the next day).

9) Pack homemade muffins, cookies, trail mix (cereal, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, air-popped popcorn. Or Commercial Trail Mix with no added salt).

10) Bring one or two of your favourite treats! You are camping after all 🙂

 

Have fun!