20 No-cook camping meals & road trip lunch ideas

collage of slads and wraps - no cook camping meals to try

Take the hassle out of camping meal prep with these easy to serve no-cook camping meals

Don’t just think of boring old sandwiches when it comes to quick and easy camping lunches and making roadside stops. These no-cook meals vary from salads and wraps to easy soups that can all be served straight from your cooler without the need for a stove or a campfire – a total win for when there’s no time to set up camp or perhaps you’re camping with a complete fire ban and no open flames are allowed.

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No-cook camping meals

No camp fire allowed or can't set up a stove? Doesn't mean you can't enjoy some fun and tasty outdoor meals, ready packed and easy to serve outdoors - why not give these no-cook meals a try - breakfasts, lunches and healthy snacks on the go that can keep for hours and still taste great!

Further tips for camping meals

The key to many good make-ahead meals is to make sure it doesn’t go soggy; nobody likes a limp sandwich from the cooler! This doesn’t mean no dressing and flavour, you may just need to take along the dressing sepearately and apply last minute before you serve.

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If you are lucky enough to have a campfire for or stover for dinner but don’t want the hassle of preparing a full family meal – especially arrival day when you’ve just set up camp – make sure you check out our collection of pre-made camping meals over here.

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Further family camping inspiration

Ready to hit the road and head out on an outdoor adventure this summer? You may also like to check out:

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