There is something irresistible about cooking over an open fire and eating in the wilderness. We put together a few quick and easy recipes, so you can spend more time exploring the great outdoors.
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Healthy Trail Mix
- 1 1/2 cups raw nuts ex. almonds, pecans, cashews, peanuts
- 1 cup raw seeds ex. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds.
- 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit
- Fun stuff (amounts vary) ex. 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate, 1 cup popped popcorn, 1 cup pretzels
- Spice ex. 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Store in a ziploc bag or mason jar.
- Will keep for up to 1 month.
For full recipe and details please visit thehealthymaven.com
Campfire Apple Crisp
- 2 to 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 2 small gala apples
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- Drop coconut oil to a cast iron skillet over a low burning fire. Cook until melted.
- Toss the oats into the melted oil. Let toast for about 2 minutes, then stir in the salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
- Core and slice the apples into 1/2 inch chunks and add them to the skillet and mix well. Let the crisp cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so to prevent from sticking and to evenly cook.
- Spoon into two bowls and serve warm.
For full recipe and details please visit faring-well.com
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 1 ounce taco seasoning packet
- 6-8 snack sized bags of Fritos or Doritos
- Suggested Toppings:
- black beans
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- Cook beef or turkey, then add the onion to the meat and saute until soft.
- Add the taco seasoning along with 1/2 cup of water and simmer until water is absorbed. If serving immediate pour in a bowl.
- Crush your chips with your hands and open your bag.
- Add the toppings you desire and eat with a fork as you walk around.
For full recipe and details please visit the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
On the Go Meals:
If you would rather spend your time exploring instead of preparing food while camping, opt for pre-made nutritious meals to keep you going on the trails. Backpackers Bistro carries a variety gourmet, nutritious, and easy alternative to traditional backpacking food. Some options are even vegan and vegetarian friendly!
For an ever faster alternative to pre-cooked meals try Terra Bar! They offer nutrient dense meal bars loaded with the right protein, quality carbohydrates, healthy fats, and organic superfoods like kale and beets! Terra Bar is perfect if you are really on a time crunch to see the sunset over the mountains!
For these pre-made meals and more, please enter our giveaway on Instagram! You could win these and other awesome prizes including coffee, a straw hat, and a pair of Staheekum slippers!