Vegetarian Recipes for Camping and Hiking
Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Camping and Hiking
I recently had a request to give some ideas on healthy vegetarian foods for camping and hiking. While it depends on your resources, there are many great options. I tried to pick recipes that could be eaten as is on a hike or cooked up over a campfire. All can pretty much be prepared ahead of time and kept in a cooler. If you are lucky enough to have have a stove and oven while “camping”, well then, you don’t really need these suggestions, lol!
Make ahead and pack for a hike:
Zucchini Stuffing Bites: These taste great cold. A good amount of protein from the TVP. Try adding a little ground flax for an extra fiber kick.
Almond Butter Apple Banana Bagels: This recipe shows them grilled but cold is great too!
Coconutty Banana Granola Bars: Again, you can modify this recipe with extra flax, almonds, chocolate chips…whatever you desire.
Wraps-breakfast/lunch: Make a bunch of small wraps filled with veggies. Options are only limited by your imagination. Wrap them in plastic wrap and pull out as needed along the hike. This is one of my favs: South West Veggie Wrap (minus the mayo for hiking)
Flax Balls: These recipes are all over the Internet in various varieties. I picked this recipe because it is a simple base and you can add/subtract whatever you like. Another great boost of energy.
Recipes for around the campsite:
Tofu Mango Avocado Salad: This one I chose because the tofu can be made ahead and kept in a cooler. Tofu is great on it’s own or add to a salad like this one.
Pineapple Mango Dressing: Use this dressing on salads (greens or beans) instead of using a little oil, you can use just a little bit of water to thin or don’t thin it at all.
Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers: A replacement for your typical burger. You can skewer your pineapple and cook over the fire. YUM
Veggie Kababs: Add tofu or seitan too!
Chipotle Zucchini Tacos: Prepare the Zucchini ahead of time, then all you need to do is put it on skewers and cook over fire.
Vegan Black Bean Soup: I would make this ahead as well and just warm up pot over fire.
Chili: Same goes for Chili (I’m surprised I don’t have a chili recipe here yet!)
Oriental Tofu Salad: This is best made ahead and kept in cooler
Portabella Dips: Slice your veggies before you go and place in Ziploc with braggs Au jus. Pull out the veggies in cook in pan over fire, warm up the juice for dip.
Bean Salad- One of my favorite combos I haven’t written up yet is: White Beans, Franks Hot Sauce, Veggies and Fat Free Feta.
Cucumber Minto Mojito Cous Cous Salad : Make ahead and add tofu or seitan, extra veggies.
I hope this helps with some ideas for healthy easy camping food! If not…Cook it up at home because it is all yummy!!! Have a great weekend =)