The Vegan Camping Food Basics You Need This Summer

Camping is a great American pastime, and what place would be better to try a more plant-based diet than in nature. If you love getting away and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors, you can use these easy vegan camping food tips on your next summer vacation.

Make even the non-vegans jealous of the delicious yet healthy meals you can produce whether you’re at a campsite with a fire pit or have access to a stovetop.

It’s Best To Prepare Before Hand

With a little planning ahead of time, you can get the most bang for your buck by preparing some meals in advance. Things like oats for breakfast or vegan chili for dinner can be made in advance so you can enjoy daytime outdoors and return to enjoy a home-cooked, hot meal or let it prep while you sleep.

Vegan snacks in bowls.

Snacks, such as a trail mix with nuts and dried fruit is easy to put together in advance and is easy to eat while you’re hiking, climbing, kayaking or any other outdoor activity. Hummus and veggies or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also popular options you can take on-the-go.

There are also various vegan dehydrated camping food options you can try, such as beans and rice, spaghetti and sauce, organic instant rainbow quinoa and more.

You may also need to bring the following:

  • Ketchup, mustard or hot sauce
  • Coffee
  • Powdered or plant-based milk
  • Bread, hamburger and hotdog buns, wraps or tortillas
  • Seasonings, or salt and pepper

Bring Filling Foods That Last

Make a list of the vegan food items you’ll need that will help you stay full longer, especially if you plan to hike or another outdoor activity. The vegan essentials you need that will provide helpful stamina include:

  • Tofu
  • Pancake mix
  • Oats or oatmeal
  • Granola bars, homemade preferably
  • Veggie burger patties
  • Tofu dogs
  • Canned beans and chickpeas
  • Pasta with homemade tomato sauce

If you have access to a grill, you can make tofu and veggie kababs or tofu dogs. Certain foods like pasta, oatmeal, and quinoa are lovely because they can be quickly cooked over a firepit by placing a pot on hot coals. Tofu and veggies, on the other hand, can be grilled on a gate or grill.

Don’t Forget Nutritional Balance

It may be tempting to live off tofu dogs and smores made with vegan graham crackers, dark chocolate and marshmallows on your camping trip, but make sure your vegan camping food list includes some healthy options as well.

Smooties made out of pineapples, bananas and apples.

Grilled fruit is a perfect healthy treat for camping that you can add to your meals, including:

  • Peaches
  • Pineapples
  • Bananas

The best vegan camping meals are loaded with your favorite vegetables. You will also want to include some fresh veggies, such as:

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Onion
  • Corn on the cob

Don’t forget to pack your cooking needs, like pots and pans, plates, etc., and I’m sure you will have some fun outdoor adventures while trying various recipes and easy vegan camping food. Now explore nature!

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