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The 13 Best Foods And Snacks to Have When Camping

The snacks to get your camping right on track.

We are blessed with oh so many outdoor areas to explore on these regions that it seems that not one lifetime could ever be enough to set trail on them all.

But, of course, we can try. Among all of the outdoor activities available camping is one of the friendliest out there that almost anyone can get into, young and old alike. And one thing all camping people have in common is that we like food and we like snacks. And it just so happen that there are some that are simply perfect for taking with you camping to give you that sometimes very needed energy boost while on the trail. Want to know which? See right here.

What are the best foods and snacks for camping?

Sunflower Seeds

This recommendation came from Chinook Seedery, you can find out more about Chinook Seedery here, or read more about their recommendation of Sunflower Seeds below.
Sunflower Seeds from Chinook Seedery based in Austin, Texas are the perfect snack to bring to the great outdoors. They have the original flavor and an array of additional flavors created from real foods and spices. That means real parmesan cheese, authentic Hatch chiles, freshly harvested dill, and a whole lot of “Woah, those just might be the best seeds ever”. You know that sunflower seed eating is a great way to pass the time around the campfire, but there are more benefits than just entertainment. Sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that fights off free radicals in the environment — like pollutants and smoke! Low-salt sunflower seeds are the best option for snacking, and help enhance the flavor of the seeds and replenish electrolytes you sweat out as you go about your day. Seeds like Chinook Seedery sunflower seeds make a perfect option due to their low-salt content, and the variety of flavors ensure you never get bored during while enjoying the great outdoors.

SER!OUS BEAN CO Craft Baked Beans

This recommendation came from Beth O’Reilly from Serious Bean Co, you can find out more about Beth O’Reilly here, or read more about their recommendation of SER!OUS BEAN CO Craft Baked Beans below.
Eat’em hot or cold, in a recipe or as a stand-alone nutrition boost, by the roaring fire or on the trail…Serious Bean Co baked beans are a great pack-along-snack for camping. Like baked beans…only better. They’re serious beans! Made with great ingredients with an easy-to-open lid.

Baked Beans

This recommendation came from Sam Maizlech from Glacier Wellness, you can find out more about Sam Maizlech here, or read more about their recommendation of Baked Beans below.
Baked beans by the campfire is simply a must-have for camping. Beans are great for giving you tons of necessary nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, folate, and magnesium, plus they are also high in carbs so they will fill you up and give you that extra boost of energy. If that wasn’t enough, it will also allow you to recreate that famous campfire scene from Blazing Saddles, which will definitely make it a memorable trip. I recommend throwing them over the fire in a nice stew with some meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, and spices.

Mostly Made Enchilada Filling and Lasagna Filling

This recommendation came from Jillian McGary from Mostly Made, you can find out more about Jillian McGary here, or read more about their recommendation of Mostly Made Enchilada Filling and Lasagna Filling below.
Cook a family meal with no chopping or prep! Each Mostly Made comes in a boil-in-a-bag pouch that can be reheated on a camp stove and combined with fresh ingredients. It’s chopped, seasoned, pre-cooked (no raw meat!), and keeps dirty dishes to a minimum. If you pack our fillings frozen, it acts like another icepack helping your whole cooler stay chilled.

Beef Sticks

This recommendation came from Cody and Karlie Wellnitz from Ten Creek Range, you can find out more about Cody and Karlie Wellnitz here, or read more about their recommendation of Beef Sticks below.
All of us at ten creek range are in agreement that having an all natural high protein food such as ready to eat beef sticks from our non-gmo hormone and antibiotic free Red Angus with no msg, is a great pick for camping. We also suggest some of our sirloins from the same herd to give you a great morning boost before a day of adventure! Our all natural cuts are simple to prepare and will satisfy even the hungriest of your campers!

Cinnamon Crunch Granola Bark

This recommendation came from Jenny Stackle from Kip’s, you can find out more about Jenny Stackle here, or read more about their recommendation of Cinnamon Crunch Granola Bark below.
Kip’s Granola Bark is a great snack option for camping and travel as it is “free” of the 8 main food allergens, in a 6-serving resealable bag, stays fresh for weeks after opening, vegan, and is filled with plant-based protein (from oats, flaxseed, and pea protein). With 4-5g protein per serving and ingredients you can pronounce, Kip’s bark provides safe, healthy fuel for your outdoor adventures. Developed by a mom whose son has severe food allergies and couldn’t find enough safe, healthy options, Kip’s Granola Bark is a delicious, filling, super crunchy grab-n-go snack.

Waka Coffee – Quality Instant Coffee

This recommendation came from David Kovalevski from Waka Coffee, you can find out more about David Kovalevski here, or read more about their recommendation of Waka Coffee – Quality Instant Coffee below.
Make you mornings at the camp ground much easier with an easy and tasty solution for your morning joe. Waka Coffee instant coffee sources only 100% Arabica beans, which are commonly used in coffee shops, to provide the best taste. The beans are also freeze dried to best preserve the coffee’s aroma and depth of flavor. Providing you with an incredible cup of coffee, instantly! Spend less time making coffee and more time enjoying your trip with this tasty coffee solution.

CLIF BAR – Energy Bar – Chocolate Chip

This recommendation came from Hernan Santiesteban from Arbor Outdoors, you can find out more about Hernan Santiesteban here, or read more about their recommendation of CLIF BAR – Energy Bar – Chocolate Chip below.
I love to bring granola bars when I go camping. Specifically I love Clif bars. These are great for a mid day snack or they can even be used as a meal replacement. What’s more, they don’t require refrigeration, so you can just throw them in your pack and go.

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co

This recommendation came from Amy Nguyen from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, you can find out more about Amy Nguyen here, or read more about their recommendation of Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co below.
Add umpth to your camp-side food with 3rd St. Spices! 3rd St. Spices is made exclusively on Catalina Island (22 miles off the coast of Southern California) by Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. and is named after the only numerical street on the island. The blend includes Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Lavender, Turbinando Sugar, Onion Flakes, Minced Garlic, Brown Sugar, Basil, Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary, Black Pepper, and Dill Weed. This blend is very versatile. It’s practically perfect on anything – eggs, beans, meat, poultry, seafood, and more!

Chick-pea salad

This recommendation came from Linda Miriam from Crunchy Buzz, you can find out more about Linda Miriam here, or read more about their recommendation of Chick-pea salad below.
Bring canned chick peas, red & yellow peppers, parsley, red onion, and a lemon/olive oil, vinegar salad dressing prepared before in a jar. Chop up the veggies and mix all together.

Cabbage salad

This recommendation came from Linda Miriam from Crunchy Buzz, you can find out more about Linda Miriam here, or read more about their recommendation of Cabbage salad below.
Cabbage stays fresh for awhile. I chop up the cabbage and pour a pre-prepared oiive oil, vinegerette dressing.

Salmon salad

This recommendation came from Linda Miriam from Crunchy Buzz, you can find out more about Linda Miriam here, or read more about their recommendation of Salmon salad below.
Canned salad prepared like a tuna salad with mayo

Banana Boats

This recommendation came from Linda Miriam from Crunchy Buzz, you can find out more about Linda Miriam here, or read more about their recommendation of Banana Boats below.
For dessert open a banana and carefully slice in half and put peanut butter and chocolate chips and put back in the peal and cover with aluminum foil and put on the fire so it gets nice and toasty.

Who contributed to this article?

Chinook Seedery

Beth O’Reilly from Serious Bean Co

Sam Maizlech from Glacier Wellness

Jillian McGary from Mostly Made

Cody and Karlie Wellnitz from Ten Creek Range

Jenny Stackle from Kip’s

David Kovalevski from Waka Coffee

Hernan Santiesteban from Arbor Outdoors

Amy Nguyen from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co

Linda Miriam from Crunchy Buzz

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