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.
Let’s get a taste of what’s to come on your next family adventure!
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!
A wonderful warm weather dish, these crispy chicken ceasar wraps are ideal for your road side picnic stops. Only a little prep required in advance then minutes to make ready for eating, a delicious healthy lunch on the move!
Delicious hallomi and avocado wraps are an ideal make ahead lunch for your camping trip. A wonderful mix of flavours and textures they stay chewy and crisp hours later, even prep them ready the night before.
Need an easy no-cook meal for camping? Prep these sandwiches in 20 minutes and stick them in the fridge (or your cooler) to "press" until you're ready to slice & eat. They make a simple lunch or dinner but are jam-packed with savory ingredients & plenty of protein to keep everyone full.
This fresh and vibrant homemade strawberry cucumber salsa is easy to make and prepared with just six ingredients. In the summer, serve it with grilled recipes like paneer, fish, salmon, chicken, or tacos or as a side.
Our vegan potato salad is a satisfying and filling main dish or can be used as a side dish when meal prepping or bringing with you on a trip! Enjoy it as a cold lunch with the family, it keeps well for 3-4 days when cooled.
These finger-licking delicious Vietnamese fresh spring rolls deliver not only a colourful rainbow of fresh veggies they are easy to pepare in advance and serve chilled, just pack some tubs of delicious dipping sauce!
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.
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
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