Healthy Foods for Your Next Camping Trip
July 6, 2021
By Kayla Kurin

There’s nothing better than sitting around a dancing campfire, telling stories with friends and hearing the sizzle of freshly grilled food.

Yet, it’s easy to leave a camping trip feeling tired and bloated after several days of eating hot dogs and s’mores. So, we’ve compiled a list of healthy camping recipes that are just as delicious as your campfire classics while helping you feel energized and ready to take on days of being active in the wild.




This Middle Eastern dish is packed with veggies and protein and cooks up wonderfully on a campfire or camp stove.


  • Eggs
  • Tomatoes (canned for faster cooking)
  • Garlic, minced
  • White onion, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Feta cheese (optional)

Place a pan on the fire and add olive oil. Add the garlic and white onion. After about a minute, add the tomatoes.

Once the tomatoes are softened, make a hole in the tomato base with a spoon and crack an egg in. Repeat as many times as needed for the number of eggs you want to make.

Cover the pan with tinfoil and wait about 5 minutes for the eggs to cook. It’s traditionally served with the eggs a little runny. Melt a little feta on top for a decadent touch!

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Oats

This simple recipe is quick to make and filled with fiber!


  • Oats (instant for faster cooking)
  • Sliced apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut Butter

Boil water in a pot. Once boiling, add the oats and sliced apples to the pot. Stir for a couple of minutes (according to oats package directions) and then remove from the heat source. Add cinnamon and peanut butter and stir for the perfect high-protein camping breakfast.

Lunch and Dinner

roasted corn

Roasted Corn and Burrito Bowl

This meal is perfect for lunch, dinner, or whenever you have a fire roaring. Feel free to substitute the spices with whatever is in your camping kit.


  • Corn on the cob, shucked
  • Sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • Black beans
  • Instant rice
  • Butter
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Lime

Boil water for the rice. While you wait, place the corn in a sheet of foil and top with a slab of butter, paprika, salt, pepper and cilantro. Wrap it up and stick it in the fire.

When the water is boiling, add the rice, cilantro and lime juice. When the rice is cooked, place a scoopful in the center of a tinfoil sheet. Add a scoop of the chopped sweet potato, a scoop of black beans and a slice of lime in each packet.

Close the foil and place it on the fire for half an hour or until sweet potato is cooked.

Grilled Salmon with Feta and Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

This hearty meal can be made in the oven or a barbecue, but we believe it’s truly meant to be cooked over a campfire. Lean protein, grilled veggies and healthy fats are all tied together by the fire’s smoky flavor.


  • Salmon fillets
  • Feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Green peppers
  • Mushrooms

Slice the vegetables and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap in tin foil and place on the fire. While the vegetables are cooking, lay the salmon fillets in foil, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with feta cheese. Wrap the fillets and place them on the fire. The salmon takes about 10-20 minutes to cook depending on the strength of your fire but should flake apart easily with a fork when cooked.

Arepas with Grilled Avocado

This Latin American dish is easy to make on the campfire and is perfect for any meal.


  • Masa flour
  • Water
  • Shredded or sliced cheese
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • White onion, chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Avocado
  • Cooking oil or butter

Pour a cup of water in a bowl, and then begin mixing in the arepa flour. It should come to a consistency similar to pizza dough, but a little bit softer. Once the mix is ready, place a pan on the fire and add oil.

Roll the arepa mixture into balls and then flatten in your hand so they are about a quarter of an inch thick. Place in the frying pan and cook until golden brown on each side. Add shredded cheese when cooking the second side.

While the arepas are cooking, slice the avocados in half and discard the pits. Place the avocados flesh side down on the grill. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Mix the chopped tomatoes, onions, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl and serve on top of both the arepas and avocado.


grilled plantains

Healthy Banana S’mores

What’s a camping trip without s’mores? Feed your healthy eating streak with this twist on the classic campfire treat.


  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Brie cheese (optional)

Slice a banana (with the peel still on) about half an inch down the center. Be sure not to cut the banana all the way through—you want it to act as a boat for the ingredients!

If you’d like to add brie cheese or another soft cheese, slice it in thin strips and place it in the banana. Then, add the chocolate chips. Wrap the whole thing in tin foil and place it in the fire. When the cheese and chocolate are melted take it out of the fire and enjoy with a spoon!