20 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes for Camping (or road trips) | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #recipes

Healthy meal prep recipes for camping this summer! If you’re
into the great outdoors but don’t want to live off processed food
and freeze dried meals while you camp, check out these easy,
nutritious make-ahead meals! Prepare them in advance and reheat
them when you’re ready to chow down!

20 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes for Camping (or road trips) | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #recipes

Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Do you try to stick
to a certain way of eating when you travel and camp? If so,
you’re on my team!

I often meal prep whether I’m boarding a plane for a flight,
hitting the road for a getaway, or packing up the tent for camping.
For me, remaining cognizant of my food intake ensures I get maximum
enjoyment out of the trip. Because: regularity.

Given summer is full speed ahead, I figured I would provide
inspiration for those of you who are on the same page and like
having meals planned out ahead of time. Here are the meal prep
recipes for camping I make frequently when I head into the

It may seem strange to prepare full recipes ahead of time, but I
find it makes camp life easier and helps keep folks satiated and
calm (me especially). Not to mention, meal prepping helps keep camp
eats healthy, rather than diving into bags of chips, cookies, and
other processed foods.

That’s not to say camping shouldn’t be fun or come with its
own set of delicious eats, but for those who are big into full,
well-balanced meals, a little advance prep certainly can’t

How to Meal Prep For Camping:

Create your menu! Decide based on the list below what seems
tasty, easy, and doable for your family while you’re camping. Do
the grocery shopping and set aside an afternoon for whipping out
the recipes.

Simply make the meals in advance and store them in zip lock bags
or glass tupperware in your ice chest. Heat them up on your camp
stove when you’re ready to eat!

Be sure to remember side dish essentials like steamed rice (or
bread if you eat it). This will help with the satiety of the meals
so that you don’t go diving into the snacks.

Helpful Cooking Tools For Camping:

Coleman Stove
I cook all of my meals on my coleman stove, which uses
propane. I use a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet or pot for cooking and
reheating. Because cast iron is heavy, you can absolutely use your
favorite lighter cooking tools.

Jet Boil
– I use my jet boil to heat up water for coffee. Back when I used
to eat oatmeal, I would make oatmeal in it as well. You can also
use it to heat up soup.

Collapsible Coffee
Pour Over
I don’t leave home without a method for
preparing coffee. I’m just that into my morning beverage! You can
use a collapsible coffee pour over for backpacking or lug a
ceramic pour over with you.
In both cases, I bring #2

Hydroflask Coffee
– Not only is camp coffee the best coffee, but
keeping it hot is mega. I bring my Hydroflask coffee mug with me to
keep my beverages hot. I also use it for tea at night, because
nothing soothes the soul like tea at the end of the day.

Hydroflask Water
– Staying hydrated when you travel is
important! I drink a lot of water, so I bring my 40-ounce
Hydroflask with me wherever I go.

– This is the tupperware I use to store my
meal prep recipes. I always bring extra in case I need to store
camp leftovers as well.


Questions? Hit me up! And now, here are the recipes I make when
I camp and travel!



My Go-To
Crispy Salmon Recipe
– Prepare the salmon and store it
in tupperware to reheat on your stove top. Serve with roasted
vegetables and a salad! Don’t kill me with fire, but I often cook
salmon, keep it refrigerated, then eat it cold. If this weirds you
out, simply be sure to heat it back up on your camp stove.

Crispy Salmon and Vegetable Stir Fry - an easy and delicious healthy dinner recipe that only takes 30 minutes to prepare

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs
– Prepare the
full recipe or leave the raw chicken in marinade to grill while
you’re camping over a campfire.

Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs - an easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe that's quick, simple, and healthful | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #keto #healthy

Baked Chicken
See commentary

Easy Baked Chicken - a quick and easy recipe that yields perfectly delicious chicken each and every time

Green Chicken Curry
 – Because sometimes you need a
little Thai flair in the middle of the woods. I prepare all sorts
of curry recipes in advance and bring them with me when I travel. I
often store them with rice mixed in so that I don’t need to carry
two containers. When it’s time to eat, I simply pour everything
into a large pot and reheat on my camp stove. It’s super
comforting to have a filling, flavorful meal!

30-Minute Chicken Green Curry - paleo, whole30, grain-free, keto, healthy | TheRoastedRoot.net

Paleo Panang Curry
 – See commentary above!

Thai Paleo Panang Curry - a quick and easy recipe for Thai curry | TheRoastedRoot.net

Barbacoa Beef
prepare the shredded barbacoa beef in
your Instant Pot or crock pot. Store it in a ziplock bag or
tupperware so you can reheat it. It’s great with steamed rice
(you’ll want to prepare the rice ahead of time too) or as a wrap
or sandwich.

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef - low-carb, paleo, keto, and only 8 ingredients required! | TheRoastedRoot.net

– Make the shredded pork in your Instant Pot or Crock
and reheat for tacos, burritos, or bowls.

Instant Pot Carnitas - a quick and simple recipe for restaurant-style carnitas! | TheRoastedRoot.com #paleo #keto #whole30

Side Dishes:

Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables
– There’s no end to
the options for roasted vegetables. First off, you can roast any of
your favorite veggies, and secondly, you can use them as a side
dish for all your dinners, eat them with lunch, or scramble them up
with eggs for a veggie scramble. I always make a huge batch of
veggies to bring with!

Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables - a basic recipe with lots of room for adaptations! This vegan and vegetarian side dish is perfect for serving guests!

Kale and Blueberry Salad
– I absolutely adore this
salad because it’s packed with nutrients, texture and flavor, and
it saves famously. I love having leafy greens every day, so making
this salad ahead of time is marvelous since it keeps for so long
(up to 4-5 days!). Store the dressing separately and toss it up
when you’re ready to eat. You can apply this same concept to my
recipe for The
Best Vegan Kale Caesar Salad
as well.

Kale and Blueberry Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing - the perfect healthy option for bringing to picnics and barbecues!

Kale Pesto
Pasta Salad
This hearty pasta salad
is so flavorful and is great for rounding out a meal and keeping
your carb tank full. Enjoy with choice of protein for a complete

Kale Pesto Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Broccoli - a healthy side dish for summer BBQs and picnics | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree


Tuna Salad
– For this particular recipe, I bring the
ingredients with me and make it while camping. I find it tastes
best when fresh and it’s super quick and easy to make right then
and there. Bring gluten-free bread or tortillas to make sandwiches
or wraps!

5-Ingredient Avocado Tuna Salad - a healthy, filling lunch recipe that is keto, paleo, and whole30 | TheRoastedRoot.net

Hummus Mashed Chickpea Sandwiches
 – I
personally don’t do well with chickpeas anymore, but I do find
this to be a SUPER easy and tasty lunch to throw together. It’s
perfect for camping!

Hummus Mashed Chickpea Sandwiches | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #glutenfree #lunch #vegan #vegetarian

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
 – Chicken
salad is so easy to prepare in bulk and it saves fabulously! In
fact, it tastes the best on Days 2 – 4. Make it ahead of time and
bring gluten-free bread or tortillas for lunches.


Potato Home Fries
– When camping, it’s important to
have a filling big breakfast! Reheat these sweet potato home fries
with eggs and bacon for a complete breakfast.

– Pack some almond milk, yogurt, berries,
and/or banana for this easy cold breakfast. If you eat grains, you
can also try out my Cherry
Maple Almond Granola
, which includes gluten-free rolled

Grain-Free Paleo Granola made with nuts and seeds. This refined sugar-free recipe yields huge granola clusters and is super crunchy and delicious for breakfast

Everything Bagels
– Cook up some eggs, bacon, and/or
sausage and make a breakfast sandwich! If you want to be real
badass, you can heat the bagels on your stove top to make them
crispy and also add cheese.

Low-Carb Keto Everything Bagels made with almond flour - an easy grain-free paleo bagel recipe! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Grain-Free Almond Flour Waffles
Yup, I prepare waffles or Almond
Flour Pancakes
ahead of time and eat them for
breakfast or snack. More often than not, I’ll smear them with
almond butter, fold them in half like a taco and mow them down.
Bring fruit, nut butter, or yogurt for enjoying the waffles or
pancakes! Or use them as sandwich bread!

Grain-Free Hazelnut Flour Waffles - dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. These easy blender waffles are healthy and quick to prepare!

Vegetable Scramble
 I roast vegetables ahead of time
and bring eggs to make scrambles. Simply heat up the already
roasted veggies (recipe under Side Dishes above), then crack the
eggs into the skillet and scramble. Just add cheese and bacon for a
real good time!

Roasted Vegetable Scramble - an easy, nutritious take on breakfast. Serve it up with avocado and fresh fruit for a well-balanced, delicious breakfast.


Cranberry Orange Protein Balls
– Basically the easiest
low-sugar snacks on the go ever!

Cranberry Orange Protein Balls - healthy paleo-friendly snack made with nuts, seeds, orange zest, dates, and dried cranberries | TheRoastedRoot.net

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Granola Bars

The kids’ll love these 😀

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Granola Bars | theroastedroot.net Healthy granola bars made with rolled oats and honey @bobsredmill @roastedroot

Beet and Garlic Hummus
 – sometimes
it’s nice to have some sort of dip for your snacking pleasure
while you’re preparing a camp meal. This hummus can also be used
as a spread for sandwiches or wraps.

Roasted Beet and Garlic Hummus | TheRoastedRoot.net #superfood #appetizer #recipe #healthy

That’s it! These easy meal prep recipes for camping are all you
need for fueling your adventures!

Let me know what meal prep recipes for camping you make!

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