Cooking can be a challenge for some campers, especially with the lack of ovens and stoves. But, there’s really no need to struggle.

We want to let you in on a little camping hack; the best foods to pack for your next camping trip.

Camping is all about getting out and enjoying a full day, and it’ll certainly be hard to do so without the right nutrition. If you’re an active camper, you’ll want to keep your energy up. There’s plenty of no-cook meals and snacks that will help you get through your day and your entire trip. And for any impatient campers, don’t worry – we’ve got substitutions for dinner, too. So just when you start thinking the fire won’t heat up your meals fast enough, there’s alternative dinner options for you to try while enjoying the fire instead of getting impatient with it.

Breakfast:

  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Granola
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Bagels

Lunch:

  • Hummus
  • Bean salad
  • Salad
  • Hummus and/or veggie wraps
  • Pita and dips
  • Jerky
  • Fruit and vegetables

Dinner:

  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches
  • Canned tuna, chicken or ham
  • Homemade lentil soup
  • Mexican dinner spread including guacamole, chips, salsa, bean dip and sliced veggies
  • Couscous salad
  • Burrito bowls
  • Pasta and canned sauce

Best snacks:

  • Granola bars
  • Energy bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Rice cakes and corn cakes
  • Crackers
  • Trail mix
  • Bananas
  • Pretzel Twists
  • Dried fruit
  • Graham crackers...and of course s'mores!
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