Many campers, especially those on a solo trip, skip the step of cooking their meals. While cooking your food over a blazing hot campfire is a classic part of camping, it can indeed be time and energy-consuming. If you’re solo camping, save your time and energy by going for easy meals that don’t require cooking – you’ll also have nothing to clean up after!
Try these quick and easy no-cook meals for camping – you’re going to wonder what took you so long to try these!
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that’s why you should go for food that will give you energy for the rest of the day. A quick, no-cook power meal for breakfast is what you need to enjoy a fun full day outdoors.
There are plenty of delicious, energy-boosting snacks you can try like cereal with fresh fruit and milk (best consumed the next morning you arrive at camp to ensure freshness of fruits and milk), a peanut butter and banana sandwich, yogurt topped with granola (made at home) or a bean salad with greens (black beans, greens, corn, salsa, avocado and shredded carrots).
You’ll most probably be in action in the middle of the day, so you want something quick yet substantial for lunch (which you’ll probably eat on the trail or away from your campsite). Sandwiches or subs (with your choice of meat, veggies and sauce / dressing) are great choices. Other hearty no-cook lunches include a tuna salad (eaten with bread, crackers or salad ingredients) and cold cuts (again eaten with bread or crackers). Add a cup of cold soup during a warm day.
Give yourself the chance to peacefully enjoy a campfire without cooking your dinner over it. With ready to eat meals that don’t require cooking, you will be able to rest and relax through the night by skipping prepping, cooking and cleaning up.
No-cook dinner options you can try include chicken salad pasta (prepped and cooked at home), cold-roast turkey in a pita (best enjoyed with a side of salad or coleslaw) and roast beef wrap (wrap with cheese, onion, tomato , lettuce and hummus to make it more filling).
If you’re a larger group, consider having a cheese board for dinner where everyone can contribute. You can enjoy a variety of cheeses, bread, crackers, grapes, sliced meats, hummus and more!
While a warm, freshly-cooked meal is always great at camp, sometimes no-cook meals for camping lets you enjoy your trip more!