Camping is fun, but to most people it also means they have to get out of their comfort zone. If you haven’t prepared well for a camping trip, you might experience discomfort and even dehydration and starvation due to lack of water or food.
It’s necessary that you prepare well before going on a multi-day camping trip.
You must know what food is suitable for a hiking trip or overnight camping. These foods must be easy to prepare and only require few ingredients. But this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your diet. There are a lot of healthy and easy to prepare camping recipes you can try. Here are 5 recipes you can do on your next camping trip.
1. Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lime
Grilling is among the easiest and most common ways of cooking when camping. What you need to bring are good grills and metal skewers. Make sure that the shrimp is marinated with soy sauce, salt and pepper, lime and garlic. Add necessary flavors according to your taste. Soak the peeled shrimp on the marinade for 30 minutes.
This recipe is good for dinner. What you need to bring are the marinated shrimps which you can store in a ziploc and the necessary tools for cooking. This recipe may only be good for a single day camping trip as shrimp is perishable.
2. Scrambled Eggs and Toast
This recipe is so easy that even kids can do it. What you need to bring are non-stick pan and a camping stove. Ingredients will only include eggs and butter plus pre-made toasts.
Cook the beaten eggs on a heated pan with melted butter. Wait until the sides of the eggs settle. Serve hungry stomachs this delicious treat for brunch. This recipe is best for car camping or a single day camp.
3. Chicken and Vegetable Foil Pack
This easy recipe can be prepared from home and only need a campfire for cooking. Ingredients include cubed boneless breast chicken, mushrooms, cubed potatoes, olive oil, garlic, juiced lemon and thinly sliced bell pepper. All you need to do is combine all these ingredients in a Ziploc bag or directly put them in an aluminum foil. Keep them frozen until ready to cook. Cook it over the hot coals from your campfire for 30-40 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are tender.
Be careful in opening the foil as you might get burned from the hot vapor. Make sure that the foil is strong and you have enough olive oil to avoid burning the food.
4. Campfire Baked Apples
This recipe is good for dessert and can be enjoyed by kids. What you need are apples (one per person), brown sugar, cinnamon candy and butter.
Core out the fruit on its top half and place brown sugar, butter and the cinnamon candy on top of each other. Wrap in aluminum foils and cook over a campfire for 15-20 minutes.
5. Hot Chocolate
This is an effortless way of treating the kids and campers to a hot chocolate on a cold morning at the camp. Mix powdered milk, chocolate powder of your choice and sugar. Keep the mix in a container and bring to camp. What you only need is hot water.