When I started writing this I had gone over a month without a post! I hope you will forgive me and forgive my lack of photos with my recipes. I realized that I was worrying about getting my blog just right, about posting my recipes and messages as soon as possible and about devoting enough time to this project. So, I took a little break. I am still plant-based and we are going strong on the food. I hope these posts continue to inspire you to be adventuresome and take a leap of faith for your health.
We are approaching our second family camping trip as a plant-based family. I was worried the first time. It wasn’t long into this trial that we set out for the great outdoors and I worried that we would have enough to eat and that the kids would enjoy it. But being plant based is not difficult. Transporting plant based food is a bit easier that it’s dairy and meat counterpart. Our kids are truly embracing plant-based at this point and aside from the occasional rumbling, ‘I want meat,’ don’t ask for or miss it.
Here are a few of our recipes that camp well:
Fresh Fruit – apples, oranges, bananas or easy to take along. Berries, although tasty are easily mushed!
Trail Mix (can I just say, ‘duh’) the original plant-based camping recipe 🙂
I usually throw together a mix of cranberries, raisins, cut up apricots with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans and peanuts. You could really use any dried fruit, seeds and nuts in your cupboard. I avoid very small seeds because they just get messy when trying to eat a handful!
Muffins – make ahead and you have a ready to go snack.
Peanut butter balls (or Energy Balls)
- Peanut butter and jelly or honey
- hummus, lettuce, veggies
- nut butter, banana slices, apple slices