There are so many exciting things to do on a camping trip, and one of them is eating! Let’s take a look at some of the best camping meals – they’re easy to make, super tasty and will provide you with the fuel you need to go hiking, fishing, tubing and more. When you’re done indulging in great campfire foods, retreat to your stylish 1965 VW Camper Van Tent and take a much needed nap!
Chili – An ideal campsite meal, especially for a crowd, a pot of chili is both nutritious and filling. You can add all kinds of ingredients, including fresh beef, turkey or venison. A few other basic ingredients – an onion, packet of seasoning, beans and canned tomatoes – will finish the meal.
Hot Dogs – Grilling is headache-free while camping, and what better food to grill than hot dogs? They’re easy to pack, require minimum refrigeration and are low cost. Grilling them over a hot fire adds a charred flavor that’s hard to beat.
Pancakes – Looking for something hearty for breakfast? All you need is flour, salt and water to make delicious pancakes, and don’t be afraid to add fresh fruit to the batter. You can also make healthy pancakes using eggs and a ripe banana – although eggs are a little harder to pack!
S’mores – Okay, so maybe they’re not the best meal, but they sure are good and can give you that late night sweet treat that you need to sleep tight in your Camper Van Tent. Roast marshmallows and add them to a graham cracker with a piece of chocolate. Yum!
Franks and Beans – Cook up some hot dogs with onion, and add a couple cans of baked beans to the mix. This hearty dish will keep you feeling full, and it’s super tasty. Add extra flavor with cheese and ketchup if you desire.
Baked Potatoes – If you want to watch your calories on your camping trip, fuel the body with a low-fat baked potato. Simply poke holes in the potato, wrap it in foil and place it on a low fire. Potatoes don’t need refrigeration, and they won’t spoil like other foods do. Plus, they’re cheap and satisfying for a meal.
The next time you head out on a camping trip with your Camper Van Tent, be sure to pack a few of these goodies for home cooked meals in the raw of nature.