The 4th of July is here, and we know most of you will be hitting the trail. To share in the celebrations, we thought we would highlight some tasty meals you can make while camping. With planning a trip and preparing, sometimes it’s hard to add variety to what you will actually be eating.

Here are some food ideas to help you get creative without a kitchen. Even if it’s late for this trip, you’ll most definitely find something to try for the next outing. Surely you don’t want to get stuck making the same meals over and over again. Try something new! You won’t regret the return of investment from smiles, requests for seconds and full stomachs.

Campfire Pizza

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This can be prepared on a skillet over your campfire. All you need is dough, sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice to cook this camp-friendly dish. You can prepare the store-bought dough before you leave or as a group activity at the site. Surefire hit with the kiddos, too!

Full recipe found here.

 

S’mores Granola

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Instead of graham crackers, try using granola as your base for this delicious treat. Place some mini-marshmallows and chocolate bits for a mouth-melting dessert or snack. 

Full recipe found here.

 

Hot Ham & Pineapple Campfire Sandwiches

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Ham and pineapple will make a good mix on your next outdoor adventure. This is an easy-prep meal as you can cook the ham in foil over a campfire. Add a layer of pineapple on top of your hot ham on a roll or bun — you will not regret it.

Full recipe found here.

 

Walking Tacos

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This is something you can eat while moving — hence the name. It’s almost like a portable taco salad that you eat out of a bag of chips, the most common being Doritos or Fritos. Customize with any veggies or other ingredients you want to throw in the bag and enjoy. 

Full recipe found here.

 

Camping Mac n’ Cheese

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You can pre-make some macaroni to later heat up in aluminum pie tins. Feel free to make this dish your own with ingredients such as bacon bits, extra cheese, chopped veggies and more.

Full recipe found here.

 

Campfire Breadsticks

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Collect some store-bought dough and find a good stick to wrap it around. Heat the dough over the campfire until it cooks into bread and don’t be afraid to melt some cheese on there with it. 

Full recipe found here.

 

Spinach Dip

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Pack some tortilla chips and some pre-made dip. Heat the dip in some foil over your campfire and you will have a quick snack in minutes. You can also use the dip with bread. 

Full recipe found here.

 

Bacon (Rolls)

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If you are a real bacon lover, what is stopping you from putting bacon on a stick and heating it over your campfire? You can eat it straight from the stick or place the cooked bacon on a bun or roll and enjoy.

Full recipe found here.

 

Apple Crisp

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Pack some apples and granola before your trip and throw them on a skillet over a fire. This is a nice warm snack for those who may be in cooler elements. Some places are still dealing with snow in July!

Full recipe found here.

 

Ranch n’ Bacon Potatoes

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Prepare some sliced, chip-style potatoes and heat them in foil over a fire. Add some pre-cooked bacon bits and ranch for maximum flavor. 

Full recipe found here.

 

While these are just some of many camp-friendly food ideas for you and your campmates to enjoy, the possibilities are boundless. Wherever your travels take you, eat well this holiday and beyond! 

 

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