When I was a kid, we went camping often. Mom and Dad would seemingly just decided we were going and we would pack up our tiny little Toyota Corolla (with roof rack), wedge our bodies in, and head off. From my child eyes, my mom would just throw all kinds of things into the cooler box and away we went.
We loved being outdoors, we loved the sounds of nature, we loved the activity… but most of all we loved the treats. Camping meant treats – caramel corn, smores, trail mix and lots and lots of soda pop.
Now we have our own kids, and while we don’t camp nearly as much as I did when I was small, it is still a fun holiday… and a lot of work.
We are in process of bidding our fair summer goodbye, while all my northern hemisphere family and friends are just beginning to look forward to summer, we are packing for a weekend at the dam (lake for you northerners).
I am a huge list maker when it comes to camping, and I like to plan carefully my menus and snacks. And, of course, with our healthier perspective on life now I need to break out the creative juices and get cracking!
I’d love to hear your favorite camping take-a-longs and we will find ourselves with a great list of amazing yummy treats to add some flair to our next trips out-of-doors.
Potato Scramble – veggies, eggs and egg whites with a splash of salsa on top. Yum!
Yogurt and Papaya with a granola crunch topping and Health Muffins
Super Starter Oatmeal – oats cooked with chopped apple, peaches, raisins (or cranberries!) and cinnamon. Mmmmm!
Wraps made with homemade hummus, tomato, lettuce and a sprinkle of shredded white cheddar
Stuffed Baked Potatoes – broccoli, cauliflower, beans and a sprinkle of shredded white cheddar. Salsa and Plain Yogurt for a saucy topping
Grilled chicken with whole wheat pasta salad, pepperdew and feta cheese
Chicken Chili and corn muffins
Dried fruit trail mix pretzels, peanuts and purchased dried fruit with coconut
Fresh Veggies and Hummus
(just because camping isn’t camping unless you have them…)
Marshmallows, chocolates and Marie Biscuits (if we were in the States, it would be graham crackers!)
So while we try not to look like the Beverly Hillbillies heading out on our adventure at least we’ll know we’ve got “good eatin’s” in the food box!