Our kids recently decided to go camping, but they needed a little help with what to eat. Vegan food for camping, although some think is impossible, is easy. I don't know if the kids needed advice or if they wanted me to cook for them. Even though I know the honest answer to my question, I enjoyed helping the kids plan and cook for their outings.
Regardless of the destination, premade food is the easiest to heat up when camping. Of course, grilling is also a great option, but planning ahead of time makes cooking in the woods much more manageable.
VEGAN BREAKFAST FOODS FOR CAMPING
So, I started with breakfast. To make it easier, I suggested preparing Southwest Tofu Scramble, Potato Hash, fruit, and bagels with Vegan Cream Cheese. Since I know of an oil-free baker close to home, I grabbed a couple of dozen bagels and made some Carrot Lox and some veggies for the bagels. Although carrot lox may be a little fancy, I love it, so I taught them how to make it.
LUNCH VEGAN FOOD FOR CAMPING
I suggested pre-made Vegan Chicken Salad, Chickpea Tuna Salad, and Oil-Free Hummus and Tabbouleh Wrap for lunches. So first, we made the salads, and then I packed oil-free wraps and some extra vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, and lettuce to add to the wraps or make Vegetable Sandwiches.
VEGAN DINNER IDEAS FOR CAMPING
Since the kids planned to grill, the dinner suggestions I made were easy to pack and even easier to grill. For instance, we pre-made Vegan Coney Chili Sauce for veggie dogs. And then, the kids wanted Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers instead of veggie burgers, which surprised me. So next, we marinated tempeh for two different dishes: Tempeh Grilled and Tempeh Kabobs. Camping, however, is not complete without Vegan Sloppy Joes!
Carrot dogs or your favorite veggie dogs work well for this vegan chili sauce recipe, which can be made ahead of time and reheated quickly.
Grilled portobello mushroom burgers can also be marinated and prepped in advance until ready to grill.
Marinating tempeh, for example, can be done in advance and grilled like steaks in minutes.
I packed tempeh kabobs for camping, cut and marinated the tempeh, cut the pineapple and red onions beforehand, and packed them separately.
Vegan sloppy joes, for instance, can be made ahead of time and reheated quickly on the grill or over an open fire.
OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR VEGAN FOOD FOR CAMPING
- Hamburger and hot dog buns
- Pretzels and chips
- Granola Bars
- Ketchup and Mustard
- Wraps for sandwiches
So, the next time you plan to go camping, vegan food for camping is easier than you may think. The kids had a blast, and they had plenty of healthy vegan food to eat!
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂