March 24, 2017

Go Camping, the Healthy Way! By Deb Lowther


What to Pack for Healthy Eating while Camping

Protein & Fibre Packed Breakfast

These Oatmeal Packs are perfect, just add water. A dozen eggs and loaf of whole grain bread means you can have scrambled eggs one day and French toast the next! Kids will be ready for a full day of camping adventures.

Beach Ready Lunch

Plan for easy make-in-the-morning-then-head-to-the-beach peanut butter and banana sandwiches or nitrate free chicken slices with cheese, tomato and avocado. Cut up apples and take grapes, hummus and veggie sticks. Fill up on the healthy sandwiches and fruit first so you have room for a stop at the ice cream shop before your beach day is done!

Fire Up Dinner

Don’t just throw hamburgers in the cooler and call it a meal – pack boneless chicken breasts and corn on the cob, take chunks of stewing beef and make your own beef kebobs for the grill and trade in unhealthy hot dogs for lean turkey sausages. Have the kids put the sausages on their marshmallow roasting sticks and let them cook dinner over an open fire. Camping fun for sure!

Decadent Desserts

Smores will always be a favorite around here, but this year I surprised the kids with these Grilled Ice Cream Cones and Banana Smores.  By filling a banana instead of a graham cracker with the with marshmallows and chocolate you just created a healthy dessert! And why not try strawberries and bananas melted into mini marshmallows in a cone?  Good fun and good for you!

Enjoy your camping weekend and making marshmallow memories!

Deb Lowther is a mother of 3 young daughters who, when not running after the kids, is running in the trails. She ensures her own kids are having fun while being active and eating healthy.  Writing for many website and magazines, Deb’s goal is to inspire others to raise healthy, active families. Follow her on Twitter @Deb_Lowther, and find more healthy tips on her www.RaisingHealthyKids.co website.

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