It’s no doubt that prepping to go camping is hungry work! Spending quality time with others while camping is always best when surrounded by great food to fuel your body and your adventures. Make the most out of your next camping trip by planning ahead. You can create easy, delicious, and nutritious snacks and meals while you’re away as long as you pack fresh ingredients and the right supplies! Struggling with what to bring? This guide takes all of the guess work out of what to bring on your adventure. Be sure to make recipes rich with fresh vegetables to enjoy the most flavor with the least work.
Starting to pack for your next camping trip may seem daunting to some, especially if you’re new to cooking in an outdoor environment. Take all the guess work out of it with this camp kitchen guide! From kitchen supplies, groceries, and snacking ideas to recipe inspiration, we have you covered.
KITCHEN SUPPLIES –
A well-stocked camp kitchen is essential for cooking your meals during your getaway. We’ve put together a list of basic supplies to pack to make sure that your camp kitchen has everything you need to prepare your meals. Keep this checklist handy to make sure nothing gets forgotten.
- Fire Starter
- Camping Stove
- Fuel or charcoal
- Roasting Sticks
- Cast Iron Pan
- Plates and Utensils
- Cups and Mugs
- Cooking Utensils
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Water Bottles
- Garbage Bags
- Portable Camp Table
- Food Storage Bins
- Aluminum Foil
- Dish Cloth
- Your Favorite Spices
- Washing Bins
We find it easiest to store and transport everything in storage bins. You will always be organized with your supplies in one place.
BRING FRESH INGREDIENTS –
Now that your camp kitchen is stocked with the right supplies it’s time to think about the meals you will create. The first step is to start by making your grocery list. It’s best to pack light and bring only the freshest ingredients that will bring the most flavor, vitamins, and nutrients for your days outdoors! Recipes loaded with fresh vegetables are a great way to enjoy the most flavor with the least work.
There’s no doubt that peppers are amazing on the grill and these Aurora Long Sweet Pepper Grill kits are ideal for camping and grilling season. These kits are an absolute must for your next trip as they are the ultimate companion to smoky, savory meats such as chicken wings, burgers, and ribs. The peppers are pre-packaged in a convenient aluminum tray and can be put right on the grill to cook, leaving you with less dishes or mess to clean up. Tomatoes can add a new layer of flavor to your camping trips as well. Luna Sweets Cocktail Tomatoes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – try grilling them over an open fire, roasting them in a skillet, or adding them to a fresh salad. There’s no limit to what you can create with these tomatoes.
SETTING UP CAMP –
Setting up your camp kitchen properly is key to ensuring everything runs smoothly while you’re away. First, you will want to make a distinct cooking area so that everything is organized and in one place. Whether you are working on a camping stove or an open flame it’s important to have all your supplies you need for prep and cooking close. Have a table near where you are cooking so you can prep your food. We recommend keeping your cooking area separate from your dining area especially if you have little kids around for safety! Most campgrounds have picnic tables for your family to eat together, but always bring some camping chairs for a good old fashioned family meal around the fire pit! Now for the part nobody likes – doing the dishes. Having a dedicated space to clean your dishes makes everyone’s life easier. Set up one bin with warm soap water and another with clean water to rinse. Make an assembly line with the family so that someone washes and someone dries. Once you get home, re-rinse everything off and keep it handy in the same storage bins so it’s ready for your next getaway. By the end of camping season, you won’t even have to think twice about what to bring, you can just grab the bin and hit the road!
SNACK ON THE GO-
Full days of adventure call for full days of snacking to fuel your body. Be sure not to over complicate your snack list! Keep it simple with snacks that are easy to carry, easy to share, and most important, easy to enjoy. Reach for bite-sized fruits and vegetables that are healthy and delicious for everyone to share. Convenience doesn’t have to be tedious or unhealthy. Our Solara™ Mini Melons are the perfect camping snack because of their refreshing, juicy taste, and of course, their personal-size. They are ideal when you are on the go and looking for a sweet treat! If you’re looking to add a burst of flavor to your day you’ll love our line of snacking tomatoes, like Juno Bites Grape Tomatoes, Sangria Medley Tomatoes or Azuca Red Cherry Tomatoes. When you’re planning your snack list, make sure to pack plenty of greenhouse grown snacking vegetables to reach for throughout the day. These fresh snacks will keep your bodies powered up for long days of adventure, all summer long.
RECIPE INSPIRATION –
Here are some fresh, camping recipes that go beyond just grilled meats. Add some fuel and flavor to your day with these easy to make or prepare ahead ideas that are full of greenhouse grown fruits and vegetables. From skillets to skewers, these meals are perfect to share and will help to create memories with your loved ones.
MAKE LASTING MEMORIES –
If you have a camping trip coming up this summer, remember that cooking while you’re away can be just as easy as when you’re at home! Save this list and remember to prepare as much as possible ahead of time. Have all of your supplies ready before your leave and keep your grocery list as fresh as possible to fuel healthy adventures and to Live Deliciously®! You’ll create lasting memories around flavorful meals making all your prep work so worth it! We hope you’re ready to relax and enjoy your next experience in the great outdoors.
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