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Meals for Camping: Lunch

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Hey everyone! If you’re going camping and have zero clue what to do for lunch, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll share some stuff I did last season and somethings I want to try this coming season. I am aiming to make them take as little energy as possible because who wants to expend all the energy making cooking? Not me, I want that energy for the fun stuff I have planned. Plus, a good lunch will keep us (*cough* me *cough*) from eating only snacks all day long.

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This includes lunch meat, grilled cheese, hot, cold, etc. Basically if it’s classified as a sandwich it would fall into this category. I would probably throw wraps into this category as well. I usually have mine with a side of chips, veggie sticks, and/or fruit. It hits all the food groups and provides your body with fuel for activities. These are pretty quick to throw together if you’re not heating stuff up and can be done before leaving home. Energy conservation!

Meat, Cheese, and Crackers

Some call it a “Lunchable”, some call it Charcuterie, I call it an easy and delicious way to eat lunch. It takes little prep work (Especially if you buy everything pre-sliced), which saves you time and energy. Pick your favorites and get to stacking 🙂

Chicken sausage

You could substitute hot dogs here if you’re into that. I tend to stick with chicken sausage. The stuff I like is precooked and can be eaten cold or warmed up over the fire. Either way, good source of protein and a simple meal. I would also add sides to this to make it a little more filling. My go to sides are fruit, veggies, and/or chips.


I am not a huge fan of salads, but sometimes one just hits right. My hiking buddy and I had salads on one of the trips last season and they were pretty tasty. The ingredients were prepped and mixed together before hand, with dressing being put on when we were ready to eat.

Pasta Salad

This would also require some preparation ahead of time, but who wouldn’t like a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day. It’s light and easy. There are plenty of good recipes out there if you don’t have one you love. I like to make a version of Chicken Waldorf (with noodles) or one with similar ingredients (ie-meat, cheese, veggie of some sort).

Do you have any tried and true meals you like when you’re out in nature? Post them below.

Be safe out there! REMEMBER YOUR MAPS AND PASSPORT STAMPS!! Seeyalaterbye <3

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