Merrill Ambassador and Weekend Adventurer Tiffany Moreno It’s all about the #doitoutdoors lifestyle, so we asked her to share some tips on how to make healthy camping meals. First, she says, the main challenges to cooking outdoors are the lack of fresh ingredients, proper cooking equipment, or storage to fill a camp stove. In fact, “perishable foods such as raw meat, dairy products, fruits and vegetables that are likely to spoil and spoil” are on the list of things not to bring.
However, this does not mean that you are limited to canned foods. Here are five healthy camping meal ideas that require minimal time and effort.
Krave Jerky Gourmet Beef Cuts – $7.00
Another Moreno pick, this beef jerky packs eight grams of protein per serving, and is made from lean cuts of meat. Add it to vegetable stews for a hearty dinner option. Or mix it with a little barbecue sauce and pickles on bread to make a quick and satisfying sandwich.
Pro Bar Meal On-the-Go Banana Nut Bread (Pack of 12) – $40.00
Moreno says these bars are “made with high-quality, all-natural ingredients,” which is why she recommends them. It’s vegetarian, and has a low glycemic index, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar. In addition, the brand pays special attention to the balance of sodium and protein, which helps you to better hydrate the body.
Mountain House Freeze-Dried Chicken Fajita Bowl – $8.00
There is a lot more to freeze-dried foods than just ice cream. The pot of fajita is ready in 10 minutes – just add boiling water – and you can make it in the packet. It has 18 grams of protein, and is made from chicken, peppers, rice, beans, corn, and onions. Even if you’re not heading out into the wilderness, it’s a good idea to have these on hand in case of emergency.
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