Food that’s ready to eat makes meal times much easier when camping. If you need something that’s quick and easy to rustle up with minimal ingredients or involves no cooking at all, here’s a selection of foods to take to stock your camping kitchen. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll be ready with almost instant meals.
1. Porridge pots
A great way to start the day, pocket-sized porridge pots come in a variety of flavours and all you have to do is add boiling water for an instant breakfast that the whole family can enjoy.
2. Instant noodle pots
A camping favourite, instant noodles are perfect for lunch and dinner when camping in the forest. Just add boiling water and enjoy delicious noodles that come in all kinds of flavours. They’re great if you’re on the go, too. Flask up some boiling water and enjoy a Pot Noodle while out on your adventures!
3. Pasta and sauce
Quick and easy pasta ‘n’ sauce pots come in a range of combinations, including mac ‘n’ cheese, cheese and broccoli, chicken and mushroom and more. All you need is that magic ingredient, boiling water, for a tasty lunchtime or dinnertime meal. Plus, pasta ‘n’ sauce pots can be enjoyed on the go!
Straight from the tin to the cooking pot, heat for a few minutes and you’ve got yourself a great lunchtime or evening meal that will warm the core on a cold day. Enjoy with bread or toast to pad out your meal. Alternatively, you can take packet soups to save space, including Cup-a-Soups.
5. Veggie pots
Enjoy Moroccan, Thai, Mexican and more veggie dishes straight from a pot! Packed with goodness and great-taste, pocket-sized veggie pots are moreish meals that can be savoured at lunch or dinnertime.
6. Boil in the bag meals
From all-day breakfasts to curries, there’s a boil in the bag option for all meal times. These pre-cooked foods can be eaten hot or cold for quick and convenient grub at any time of day.
7. Freeze dried foods
Light-weight and easy to pack, freeze-dried food pouches are the perfect camping foodstuff. With dishes for every meal time, just add boiling water and feed the family, fast!
8. Tinned ready meals
From stews to a chilli, whip up a camping meal quick, straight from a tin. Heat these ready meals on your camping stove for family camping food that’s ready in minutes.
Great to eat any time of day, cereals are wholesome and filling foods that are perfect for hungry stomachs when camping. Straight from the box to the bowl, eat dry, with milk or a topping of your choice.
10. Pre-prepared home-cooked meals
Prepare camping dishes at home that will keep for a few days, and all you have to do is heat when you’re ready to eat. Tinned and packaged food is convenient, but nothing beats the taste of a home-cooked meal when camping in the forest.
Don’t forget to bring your ready to eat food when you come to visit our campsites. We hope this list has given you an idea of what makes a convenient camping food list. Try them out on your next camping adventure. See you soon!
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