I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday post in a few months and I thought it would be fun to share a day of camp eats with you! A lot of people (myself included a few years ago) think that camp food revolves around a few main staples. Grilled meat, big pots of chili, sandwiches, and s’mores. Sure, those are all easy and great camping meals, but you can cook SO much more outdoors. Plus, everything tastes just a little better when it’s kissed by a smoky campfire.
Yes, kissed by a smoky campfire. I’m poetic AF today.
I like to make a big breakfast before we spend the day hiking and doing other camp things. This breakfast was my Sweet Potato Hash topped with a fried egg. I had a side of oatmeal mixed with a baked sweet potato I threw on the fire the night before and topped with peanut butter along with a banana, watermelon (not pictured), and of course a mug of coffee. This breakfast filled and fueled me for a large portion of the day
Once we got down with our first hike around the lake, we came back to have some lunch. Adam had a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with baby carrots and watermelon but I was still pretty full from breakfast. I knew we were going on another hike, so I had some celery with peanut butter and more watermelon. You can seriously never have enough watermelon.
After our second hike and a quick shower (yes, I always take at least one shower when we camp. Sue me) I was a little hungry and we were still a few hours away from dinner. I had some pistachios (Adam had some too, those aren’t all mine!) and a few baby carrots (not pictured.)
I wanted to try something new for dinner and crossed my fingers that it worked. It did big time! I combined cooked mushrooms, onions, and butternut squash with some lentil pasta that I cooked over the fire in tomato sauce and coconut milk. I wilted in some spinach at the end just to get some greens in and it was phenomenal. Like, I wanted to eat it all myself. We also had corn on the cob (another camp must) with some more, you guessed it, watermelon.
Ok, I know the picture looks a little gross, but this is seriously one of my favorite parts about camping. I take a banana and split it down the middle and stuff it with chunks of dark chocolate and then drizzle it with peanut butter. Then I wrap it in aluminum foil and throw it in the fire for 15 minutes. It’s so gooey and melty and delicious and I want to eat it all the time. Also, we totally ate these in our car while we waited for a storm to pass.
So that’s an entire day of camp food. Usually, when we arrive at camp, we set things up and head to the nearest grocery store. I get all the stuff we’ll need and then we keep it in a cooler. While it takes a tiny bit of planning on my part, you can still have delicious and simple meals while camping!