Spending time outdoors this summer? Don’t sacrifice delicious, hearty meals when adventuring. Make sure you plan your next camping trip to include greenhouse grown fruits & vegetables! We’ve put together some great tips to help you prep your camp kitchen and serve up some top-notch meals & snacks.
Camping is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors. One of the biggest challenges when camping is figuring out what to eat. With limited refrigeration and cooking equipment, developing healthy and satisfying meals can take time and effort. However, by using fresh greenhouse grown products and following simple tips, you can enjoy fresh and delicious meals while camping.
One of the most important things to do when planning a camping trip is to plan your meals ahead of time. Decide what you want to eat and list all the ingredients you will need. This will help you avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store, which can be a hassle when camping. Packing snacking items like Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, or Sangria® Medley Tomatoes means that you can have fresh healthy snacks or recipe ingredients ready when hunger strikes.
Another helpful tip is to prep as much as possible before you leave for your trip. Chop vegetables, marinate meats, and pre-cook any grains or pasta. This will save you time and make cooking at the campsite much more manageable.
When packing ingredients for your camping trip, choosing versatile items that can be used in several meals is essential. For example, a bag of Sweet Bell Peppers can be used in a stir-fry, roasted as a side dish, or eaten raw as a snack. Beans and lentils are also excellent choices since they can be added to soups, salads, and pasta dishes.
Limiting things like dairy that may spoil quickly with limited refrigeration is also essential. Instead, opt for non-dairy alternatives like almond milk or shelf-stable cheeses.
There are a few things to remember when cooking at the campsite. First, ensure you have all the necessary cooking equipment, including pots, pans, utensils, and a camp stove. Bringing a cooler with ice packs to keep perishable items cold is also a good idea.
One of the easiest ways to cook fresh vegetables while camping is to wrap them in foil and cook them over the fire. Simply place your vegetables on a large sheet of foil, add a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil tightly around the vegetables and place them on the fire’s edge, turning occasionally until tender and lightly charred. Try this Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet or Surf & Turf Foil Packs for quick easy meals that can be done on the grill.
Another great option is to cook vegetables on a portable grill. Simply brush the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before grilling until tender and charred.
In addition to grilling and roasting vegetables, you can use them in salads, stir-fries, and pasta dishes. Add chopped peppers, onions, and zucchini to a pasta salad, or stir-fry broccoli and snow peas with garlic and ginger for a tasty side dish.
With some planning and preparation, you can enjoy fresh and healthy meals while camping. You can create delicious meals that will fuel your outdoor adventures by choosing versatile ingredients, limiting perishable items, and using simple cooking methods. Camp deliciously this summer by visiting our page for more inspiration.