We recently spent three days camping with Grandad (post coming soon). In preparation for our trip, I starting looking for meals we could easily make on our trip. We were staying in Grandad’s RV, so we did have access to a fridge and stove top and a few other amenities, but the meals we prepared were ones I would make if I was tent camping with a cooler. Here’s some of what we ate:
The only change I made to this recipe was to use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. To make the dish camp friendly, I scored my meat and made the marinade in advance at home. I waited to combine the marinade with the meat until the day before (we ate this on our second night). The steak was unbelievably tender and flavorful.
This beautiful dish is an easy one to bring camping — none of your main ingredients require refrigeration. To simplify things, you can make dressing at home in advance (you’ll have to approximate the amounts) and then pour it over your salad when ready to serve. We made this with parsley, but I think basil would be a tasty substitute as well.
What this dish lacks in presentation, it makes up for in flavor. I doubled the recipe (we were feeding 9 people) and found that the packet I put together took up the whole grill, but it was worth the extra time. Even my dad who barely tolerates our Paleo lifestyle kept exclaiming how good these were.
Deviled eggs are actually easy to bring camping too. Like most of these dishes, the key is to make everything in advance at home. I upgraded the traditional deviled egg recipe by adding in some chopped bacon. Store the empty egg white “shells” in a plastic container lined with paper towels to absorb the moisture. Keep the filling in a zip-lock bag until ready to pipe. Don’t forget the paprika — sprinkling it on top is what makes these pop!
Again, I did all my prep work at home. I sliced my cabbage, and combined it in a bag with shredded carrots and scallions. The dressing required some substitutions to keep it paleo. I used extra light olive oil, subbed almond butter for the peanut butter and used cashews instead of peanuts. (Note: not everyone considers cashews paleo, and seasoned rice vinegar contains sugar. I used these anyway). Like everything else, I combined my dressing at home, and gave it a shake before pouring over the salad.
For more Paleo camping recipe ideas, check out my Pinterest board: