7 Essential Foods While Camping
The Best Camping Foods
If you're planning on getting out of the city to go camping for a while, it's important to bring the right types of food. There are a few things to consider when you choose food for a camping trip--first, you're going to need the right nutrients to give you energy for hiking. You'll also need food that's either ready-made, or is simple enough to prepare with a simple camp stove--food that only requires some boiling water.
But there's also another consideration to make--whether you're planning on "car camping," or doing a more traditional backpacking trip, you'll need to choose food that doesn't take up a lot of space or weigh you down. Here are our picks for the 7 Essential Foods While Camping.
1. Yogurt and Granola
Having a bag of granola and a large container of yogurt on hand (we like simple vanilla or honey-flavored, but certain fruit-flavored yogurts are great, too) is one of the easiest ways to roll out of your sleeping bag and into a nutritious breakfast. If you love to cook, try making some homemade granola before you leave for your trip--if not, there are plenty of healthy store-bought brands. Be sure to choose one with nuts and dried fruit for extra protein and vitamins. Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods out there, complete with B vitamins, calcium, and protein to start your day off on the right foot.
2. Instant Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit
If you're in the mood for a hot breakfast, instant oatmeal is a great option. It's a tasty, easy-to-pack dehydrated food. Bringing along some fresh fruit like berries or bananas are an easy way to take instant oatmeal from being a "plain Jane" breakfast to a practically gourmet camping meal.