How To Eat Healthy During Your Next Camping Trip
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010
One should not think that camping foods only includes junk foods.
While you are on your way for camping then it is better if you can think as well as carry light. Although it feels really good to imagine a campfire along with eggs and hot coffee with some reality bites. Moreover, reality is truly heavy.
If you want to make this imagination real then you have to carry all cooking equipments with you in your camping trip. The things may include cast iron oven, ice and cooler for keeping the foods fresh etc.
Thus normally people opt for dried and frozen foods but that mostly becomes very expensive. The taste is also not very good and the fake flavors with heavy preservatives are also added.
You will definitely find some better alternatives there at your nearest grocery store. It may not provide you much tasty foods but it will give you healthy foods. Moreover, there will not only be instant noodles but something better than that.
These are some tips that will help you to select the correct camping foods they are as follows:
Evaluate in and out.
A large amount of energy is required in camping, as you have to walk and pass through many paths and trees. Thus the things that you will carry must be light weighing or should be bearable heavy so that it is easy to carry. Remember that besides food, you will also have to carry clothes along with a mattress, a sleeping bag, a method of having purified water etc.
In camping trips mostly people use the cooking system like the stoves, which entails micro cooking with it. A burner is also fitted in it, which you can mainly use for boiling water and other things. Normally a camper would take any type of dehydrated foods.
Another good alternative is the cereal flake such as Cheerios. You will also get some dehydrated type of foods. Some of the packaged cereals are available in which you only have to add hot water and the warm meal is ready for you. These foods include cream of wheat and oatmeal. You can keep this kind of meals in a Ziploc bag rather than in a can then it will be easier for you to share properly the quantity.
Another improved and healthy option is dried fruits that includes blueberries, raisins and dry cranberries etc.
Tang that is an old powdered orange juice is good for drinks they are also handy and easily available. You can also take coffee that you can make instantly in your camping trip. If you don?t like black coffee then you can take Cremora, it is a fine creamer.
If you carry this type of foods then the best part is that you will not have enough trash to leave.
No one can stay only on breads so crackers can also be used.
While you are in camping then crackers are better alternatives than breads as it does not stale much and your tummy will also remain full. It is also handy and light; Wasa is a good brand of crackers. And if you want cheese in your crackers then you must select the type of cheese that does not need any refrigeration. You will get them in the grocery stores. Besides, for tastes you can always opt for easily packed salami and pepperoni.
In the portable tubes you can put the peanut butter or your trip. Another easily packed, very tasty as well as highly satisfying is the chocolate. When you will climb that hard top then the chocolate will be a good company.
Although, if you want to experience the real world comfort while you are camping and are ready to carry loads then you can take cans of chicken chunks, tuna, liver pate and ham.
Calm down because if you are unable to sacrifice your needs then you must remember that you are not going forever to camp. After your camping gets over you are going to come back in the world that has a stove-top grill, coffee machines, microwave oven, refrigerators etc.
Plan, organize and get ready?
Before camping make a plan of the trip and assure that for how many days or weeks you will stay out. It will help you to prepare the food required in the trip by you. Evaluate how much food you can take with you for camping. You can opt for carbohydrate rich foods as they have a high amount of moisture and are good options.
Sometimes it becomes very monotonous to have the same food every time during camping. To avoid that you can take different kinds of food for your each meal. You can select in this way like for breakfast dried fruits, oatmeal for lunch and in between you can enjoy some cookies.
Actually, camp food is also in real a regular kind of food. You may not have the normal facilities but it can be healthy and tasty as well. The only thing is that you must know the correct place.
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