The camping season is here and it is time to dust off your camping gear for some outdoor adventures. Other than getting the right gear, your meal arrangement is another thing that you have to take care of.
Food planning, however, can be quite stressful especially when there are kids involved as you have to take care of their sudden hunger pangs.
Traveling to the campsite can exhaust you so preparing meals may be difficult at that time when you get settled. This is why I recommend you take some make-ahead meals with you that are ready to go or need minimal preparation.
These are a few delicious camping snacks to make ahead that I prepare regularly and are ideal for your next outdoor trip.
Simple make-ahead camping meals
Next make-ahead snacks will help you feed your camping party easily and with minimal effort. Prepare these snacks before you leave on the trail and greatly reduce your meal preparation time once you settle at camp.
1. Breakfast burritos
This is a great make-ahead snack that you can make for your next outdoor trip. It is easy to make and it is a delicious breakfast that will give you energy for a good day start.
To prepare your camping burritos, cook all your favorite ingredients for breakfast such as bacon, sausages, ham and scrambled eggs. Get a tortilla, add all the ingredients and sprinkle some of your favorite cheese. Roll up the tortilla and wrap it in a foil.
Keep your make-ahead burritos in the freezer until the day you will be leaving for your outdoor adventure. When you settle at camp, put them on a campfire and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast.
Your trip will not be complete if you don’t have sandwiches as snacks. They are simple to prepare and can be a tasty meal. Your kids will definitely enjoy them and this is another reason why you should not head to camp without some make-ahead sandwiches.
There are different sandwiches that you can prepare. They all depend on the ingredients that you have in your kitchen as well as whether you are vegan or not. Once you are done preparing them, store them in your cooler and keep them fresh when you are outdoors.
You can eat them without any further cooking when you arrive at camp or you can grill them on a campfire to get them melty and sumptuous.
3. Banana rolls
This is one of the healthy snacks that you can make. Banana rolls are super easy to make and they will be ready in no time. This food doesn’t require special treatment to keep them fresh so they are ideal for the outdoors.
Ingredients and preparation
To make banana rolls, you will need a tortilla, slices of banana, and peanut butter. Spread the butter on the tortilla and add the sliced bananas on it. Roll the tortilla up and you are good to go.
Adding chocolate chips
You can add chocolate chips before you roll up the tortilla to make it even more delicious. Substitute the bananas with regular jam if you are not a fan of the fruit.
You can eat the rolls just the way they are without cooking them any further or you can put the rolls in an aluminum foil and cook them on a grill.
I am also giving you some recipes to make food with aluminum foil for the camping.
4. Classic pasta salads
This is another easy snack that you can make before you head to camp. You can take the pasta salad with your barbeque either for lunch or dinner. It is easy to prepare and requires minimal preparation.
To make the salad, you will need pasta, tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Cook up the pasta and add the other ingredients. Add salt and pepper as you like.
Serve portions of the salad in aluminum foil and take them with you. When you are settled at camp, place the foil packages on a grill and cook slightly to bring out the taste of the ingredients.
Let it cool for a few minutes and serve.
5. Banana bread
We all love banana bread and this is a snack that will give you enough energy for exploring. Banana bread is quite versatile, you can eat it for breakfast, as a dessert or as a snack.
Making it is easy and the ingredients are readily available. To prepare banana bread you will need, margarine, sugar, all-purpose flour, bananas, eggs, and baking soda.
Mix the margarine and sugar in a bowl until it gets creamy. Add the eggs and the mashed bananas and mix thoroughly. Add the flour and baking soda and mix until the mixture is consistent and there is no trace of the flour.
Pour the mixture into a prepared 9 by 5-inch pan and place it in a pre-heated oven. Bake the cake at 350 degrees F and cook for 1 hour. To check if the cake is done, get a clean knife and deep it into the cake.
The cake is done when the knife is clean when you take it out of the cake. Let it cool for a while and pack it appropriately for your travels.
Here is a video of banana bread making.
Simple and delicious
To enjoy your camping trip, you need to pack enough food. These amazing camping snacks to make ahead are the way to go as they don’t need much ingredients and effort.
Keep the meals in the freezer until you are ready to go outdoors. I suggest that you stay away from eggs, milk and other dairy products as they can spoil soon. Good appetite!