If you’ve ever been camping before, you know that one of the most delightful parts of this kind of vacation is cooking and eating outdoors, enjoying the weather and killer scenery with your food! But meal prep in your trailer may not be the easiest thing, especially if you’re used to a large, chef-designed kitchen at home. Or maybe the limited space isn’t an issue, but you just don’t want to spend much of your precious vacation time in the kitchen.
No worries! You’re exactly who this post is for. We’ve put together a collection of online resources that give you ideas, recipes and how-to instructions for camping meals you can prepare ahead of time and bring with you in a cooler. This way, the tedious, time-consuming work is already done, and all you have to do is cook on your stove or an outside grill, and eat!
Two Weeks of Make-Ahead Meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Since a majority of our guests enjoy our trailers during two-week vacations, we just love this pithy blog post detailing 15 days of delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners you can prepare ahead of time and take with you. No skimping on flavor or variety here, folks! And, BONUS: It offers six surefire tips to make the process easier and yummier! Some of them are truly clever.
20 Make-Ahead Meals Using Limited Ingredients
If your family loves tacos (and who doesn’t?), burgers and breakfast, here’s a great article on many uses for ground beef, cheese and tortillas, among other popular and versatile ingredients. Storage space is limited in a camping trailer, so the fewer ingredients you have to bring (and buy!), the better, right? But don’t worry – boredom won’t be an issue with these mouthwatering yet simple recipes. And everyone from kids to grandparents will enjoy the tasty treats.
Simple Prep Meals To Go
This article includes several meal ideas and recipes for those who just want things to be easy, but still tasty. Simple prep processes and a slew of tips to keep it easy and quick make this quick read worth your while.
25 Options for Anything You Might Want
This post from Beyond the Tent offers five make-ahead ideas and recipes each for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks, so you’ll never find yourself hungry while in camp. The sheer variety of flavors here will also make sure you’re never bored!
36 Unusually Fresh and Creative Pre-Prep Meal Ideas
One of the things about pre-prep meals, by their nature, is the lack of really fresh ingredients. Not so with these 36 recipes from Brit+Co. Designed for true camping kitchens, they take advantage of popular cookware and techniques such as cast iron and Instant Pots, packetmeals and shish kabobs. There are even some vegetarian options. Just one look at their photos of the finished dishes will tell you they’re not about your grandparents’ camp food!
40 Pre-Prep Meals You Can Afford To Make
Happy Money Saver has assembled a collection of 40 make-ahead meals that adheres to their four rules of camping food:
- Easy to make
- Quick cleanup
- Amazing taste
TakeOutdoors – The Ultimate Guide to Make-Ahead Camp Meals
This expansive selection of pre-prep meal recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks is arranged in a quick-view list, clickable to take you right to the one you want to use. Makes it easy to whip through your vacation preps quickly and efficiently, while assuring your family of memorable meals in the mountains with us!
We’re happy to offer this resource to help you make the most of your next camping experience here at BVTR, and look forward to seeing you soon!