Camp Cooking

It’s coming! Our first camp trip of the season! In mid-July, which is maddeningly late for us, but there’s still a lot of snow up there. In fact, our favorite spot, where I want to go most, is likely still  unreachable. Sigh.

When the manfriend and I first started camping together, food was as simple and easy as we could make it. Canned soup, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pb&j’s – super healthy fare, right? Then, as we stopped eating wheat and dairy and started eating healthier in general, we started to cook some pretty grommet shit out there in the boonies. Things like talapia with tomatoes and spinach in foil pockets or beef ragout with polenta and fresh pesto. And then there are the concoctions the manfriend makes up and then throws in the pie iron. Nothing has ever come out of there that wasn’t amazing. But then again, food always tastes better when you’re camping. Am I right, or what? Honestly, if you camp and don’t have a pie iron yet, get one. Now!

In preparation for our first trip, which will include 12 meals plus snacks, I’m making a list of food to bring and meals to pre-prepare. It’s so easy to fall into the super yummy, not so healthy habits out there – chips, s’mores, Cup ‘o Noodles – but I want to avoid that as much as possible. Do you guys have any favorite camp recipes to share?

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  1. Ok I don’t have any healthy ideas :) but this always looked fun so perhaps the manfriend can dream up a good for you version?

  2. I’ve been dying to try that very recipe! Good call, Mel! I might try it with a GF mix and see how it goes.


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