Simple and Healthy Vegan Camping Food

Getting into the great outdoors is a wonderful way to stay happy and healthy. Donít squander the delicious health benefits of nature on poor camping food. You can eat just as healthily around the campfire as you do at home – and just as easily.

Vegan Camping Food by Meal

Several of these meals require cold foods, which means you need to have a cooler with you on your camping trip. If youíre backpacking and a cooler isnít feasible, then some of these ideas wonít work. Youíll need to make note of what type of camping you’re doing and whether these meal ideas would work for you.

Here are a several simple and healthy vegan†camping food ideas–broken out by meal–for your next trip.

Breakfast

Fruit

Start with fruit. Eat just the fruit itself, or pair it with a nut butter. Like apple slices with almond butter.

Yogurt Bowl

If you have a cooler, then you can bring coconut yogurt. Add all the good stuff to a bowl of coconut yogurt like almond butter drizzle, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and blueberries.

Chia pudding

You can prepare†chia pudding before you go camping and store it in mason jars for easy consumption. Hereís a quick and easy recipe: 6 tablespoons chia seeds, 2 cups coconut or almond milk, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and your choice of fruit like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can also be prepared in advance or onsite while camping. First, you can prepare the oatmeal ahead of time and store it in a ziplock bag with all the goods. When youíre camping you heat a pot of water and put the bag in the water to heat the oatmeal.

If youíre not a fan of heating plastic with your food (which is totally understandable), then bring the goods to prepare on site. Youíll need a pot with your oatmeal and ingredients like a trail mix, a ripe banana, and some almond milk. Youíll also need a camping stove or a hot fire.

Here are a several simple and healthy vegan camping food ideas--broken out by meal--for your next trip.

Lunch

Veggie Wrap

Wraps are simple. Prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store in containers in a cooler to keep as fresh as possible. What youíll need: tortillas, spinach, avocado, bell pepper, carrot shreds, onions, olives, and hummus.

Cooked Quinoa Salad

This colorful recipe can be served at room temperature which is perfect for camping. Prepare it ahead of time and store in containers. You can keep it in the cooler and then take it with your on your day hikes without fear of spoiling.

Vegetable Stir Fry is a Perfect Camping Meal

Dinner

Veggie Fajitas

Whip out your camping stove for some campfire fajitas. In advance, chop your vegetables: bell pepper and onions. Add any other vegetables you like, but these two keeps it tasty yet simple. Store these in containers until your ready to prepare.

Toss your veggies in a pan over heat to cook. Also heat one can of black beans in a small pot. Add spices like chili powder, cumin, salt, and garlic. You can also heat your tortillas in a pan as well for 100% warm meal. Then enjoy.

Stir Fry

Chop your vegetables like carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms in advance and keep in chilled containers. You can also prepare your rice in advance also and heat using the bag method that was mentioned earlier. Or if you donít like that idea, you can prepare the rice on-site.

Youíll toss your chopped veggies in the pan and add your choice of spices like salt, pepper, and garlic. Combine your rice and veggies in a bowl and enjoy.

Start the morning with some sweet, slightly-spicy, Apricot-Ginger Granola. It's lovely with your favorite vegan milk or yogurt!

Snacks

You want something to snack on between meals. Especially if youíll be out and about all day. Youíll be active and sweating. So delicious salty and sweet snacks are a great choice along with water as your primary source of hydration. Try these easy snack ideas

Final Thoughts

The trick to easy camping meals is preparation in advance. Chop all your vegetables and keep in small containers. Prepare certain staples like rice, oatmeal, and chia pudding ahead of time and then heat at the camp.

If you have resistance to any of these prep methods, then definitely alter to meet your specific needs. But keep in mind that prep makes camping easier.

Featured image and stir fry photo via Thinkstock, all other photos via Care2.

46 comments

Kathy G
Kathy G4 days ago

Thank you

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Angela AWAY K
Angela K5 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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HEIKKI R
HEIKKI R6 days ago

thank you

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Anne G
Anne G7 days ago

Thanks.

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heather g
heather g7 days ago

Good choices, thanks

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BumbleBrie B
BumbleBrie B8 days ago

Thanks for this post; I'm not a vegan, but several of my friends are. I'll just share this with Pinterest and Facebook

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Angela AWAY K
Angela K8 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Clare O
Clare O8 days ago

dried fruit and nuts for snacks

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Clare O
Clare O8 days ago

wine

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Clare O
Clare O8 days ago

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