Hello friends! Our camping season is in full swing and I have been madly meal prepping for all of our trips into the great outdoors. This year I discovered the Keto Lifestyle (check out my Instagram for recipes and weight loss updates – I’ve lost 50lbs you guys!!) so I have been making simple substitutions to my camping recipes to keep it all Keto. Today I am sharing what my Keto Camping Meal Plan looks like…
Many of my Keto foods don’t need a lot of prep work. Here are a few of the simple foods that I am packing for this weekend:
Harvest Farmers Sausage
Grated cheddar cheese
Slice Turkey Breast
Bacon (of course!)
I have found most of these things at Costco (I freaking love Costco!). If needed I’ll portion each food out into reuseable containers or ziploc bags so that they are smaller and easier to pack. The more preparation I can do at home, the easier our camping life will be! I have also made a number of seriously yummy recipes to take with us. All of these have been baked or packaged and prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer. These will go into the freezer and fridge in my trailer. You can wait until the last minute to pack these into your cooler with ice as well. Here are a few of my favorite recipes…
These Low Carb Bagels from Wholesome Yum are perfect for camping! They have a firm, chewy texture which makes them very good for packing into coolers and backpacks AND super yummy! I love a freshly toasted bagel in the morning. Top with your favorite cream cheese and you have a delish meal on the go.
This Cloud Bread from a Spicy Perspective is a simple, low carb alternative to traditional wraps and breads. It is airy, light and a great substitution in recipes like these Pie Iron Ham and Cheese Cresents, Pie Iron PB&J, Pie Iron Breakfast Bake and Pie Iron Nutella & Banana Biscuits.
I made a variation of this amazing looking Cheesy Mushroom Stuffed Chicken from Cafe Delites. Simply prepare the chicken as directed (butterfly, tenderize and stuff) then wrap it in tinfoil, label the foil and put it in the freezer to pack for camping later. I stuffed my chicken with mushrooms, havarti cheese and a strip of cooked bacon. This was so good thrown onto the BBQ and served with green beans you guys!
Most Keto breakfast foods are pretty easy to prepare while camping. Bacon, sausage, ham and all kinds of egg ideas come to mind! But if you want to do a little meal prep before your trip then these Ham & Egg Roll Ups from Delish are just the ticket! Or you could make these Breakfast Burritos and substitute the traditional wrap for Protein Up, Carb Down ones (found at Walmart). Or what about making these Breakfast Bites and putting them into a ziploc bag to pack for camping?
My new favorite thing is stuffed chicken lol. So here is another amazing Asparagus Stuffed Chicken recipe from I Wash, You Dry. Again, I used havarti cheese (from Costco) and local asparagus. After prepping the chicken I wrapped it in tinfoil and put it in the freezer to pack for camping later. Then it’s easy to put on the grill or over the fire when we are in the great outdoors.
I like to have a few energy bites ready for hiking, bike riding and camping as well. They are perfect as a quick, easy snack on the run but need to be prepared at home. I keep them in the freezer until I’m ready to pack. I really like these Lemon Balls from Mouthwatering Motivation.
And these Almond Bites from Mouthwatering Motivation are a favorite for sure!
I have a ton of camping recipes that I plan on simply modifying to be keto friendly this year. My Campfire Dip, Loaded Potatoes and Nacho Dip recipes can all be Keto with a few tweaks. Substituting cauliflower for potatoes makes most camping recipes super versatile. And swapping out vegetables for nacho chips still gives you that satisfying crunch without the carbs.
Do you have any go-to Keto Camping recipes or ideas? Please share!