We've said it many times before: nutrition shouldn't be sacrificed for the sake of adventure! Our bodies deserve the best on and off the trail, in and out of the wilderness, all the time. For all of our wild explorations and endeavors, our bodies allow us to push boundaries and see some incredible things. For all of these reasons, we choose to put in the minimal effort it takes to eat healthy and balanced meals. At the end of a long day, it's nice to take a load off and prepare a meal for all to enjoy. So pack up your gear, load up your cooler, and get out there. Here are 10 delicious and healthy dinners to refuel and respect your body!
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1. Freezer Friendly Turkey Tacos
Want to make the most of your time camping? Prep your meals ahead of time! These turkey tacos are perfect for throwing in the cooler and whipping up at the campsite later on. Spend more time adventuring and less time prepping dinner. The best part is the minimal clean up afterwards, foil for the win! Made with minimal simple ingredients and ready for the belly in just 30 minutes, these tacos are a no brainer. Find the full recipe here.
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2. Salmon Foil Packets
Who says camp dinners can't be fancy?! Certainly not us. Some may not consider this a fancy meal, but for us lazy camper people, this is a five star meal. Made with real and wholesome ingredients, this meal is the perfect way to refuel the body after a long day of adventure or doing nothing at all. Only 30 minutes prep and cook time, and you're all set for the evening! Find the full recipe here.
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3. Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Ah skewers, a classic grill meal over an open campfire. The variations are endless, just choose what veggies and protein you like and go from there! We love this grilled Hawaiian teriyaki recipe as the flavors pack in the perfect flavorful punch. Fresh pineapple, veggies, and lean chicken stacked on top of one another covered in a delicious sweet and salty glaze - perfection! Find the full recipe here.
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4. Italian Chicken and Veggie Foil Packet
Simple little dinner packets like this are perfect for any camping adventure because of the minimal clean up and quick cook time! This Italian chicken and veggie recipe requires only veggies, spices, and lean protein like chicken. You can easily convert this into a plant-based meal as well by subbing tofu or tempeh for the chicken. Customize the veggies depending on your preferences and you're all set! Find the full recipe here.
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5. Stuffed Grilled Avocados with Shrimp and Mango Salsa
Stuffed avocados, no matter what the stuffing may be, are a dream experience to the taste buds. Not only do you get healthy fats from the avo, but also lean protein from shrimp helps to recover tired muscles from long days of adventure! Not to mention the cherry on top, the mango salsa that leaves our taste buds tingling long after the first bite. You won't want to pass up this flavor trip. Find the full recipe here.
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6. Grilled Chorizo Kebabs with Chimichurri
Skewers to the rescue once again, please and thank you. It doesn't get anymore simple than chorizo and some chopped pepper, onion, and tomatoes. A perfect example that great meals can come from less ingredients. We can practically smell the intoxicating savory smells of the food mixing with the smokiness of the grill. A whole meal made with simple ingredients, in under 20 minutes. If it sounds too good to be true, trust us, it's all very true. Find the full recipe here.
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7. Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with BBQ Hummus
There are few meals we love more than stuffed sweet potatoes. Not only are these stuffed with nutritious and fulfilling ingredients such as corn, black beans, fresh cilantro, and tomatoes, but the toppings can be easily customized to fit your preferences. The star of the show just might be the BBQ hummus that combines all the flavors just perfectly like only hummus can. Devote the 30 minutes to making this meal, you won't regret it. Find the full recipe here.
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8. Sweet Potato, Kale, and Shrimp Skillet
Skillet meals are a go-to when it comes to camping meals. The name of the game is using less equipment to avoid a long and tedious clean up process. With one skillet to cook, you're looking at a pretty simple clean up. This recipe uses fresh and simple ingredients, but packs in powerful flavor that will leave your belly happy and your taste buds jumping for joy. 4 ingredients + 25 minutes and you're all set. Find the full recipe here.
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9. Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata
One more fancy camp meal that has us feeling like royalty out in mother nature. If you're getting bored of traditional camp dinners, switch it up with a savory-style breakfast. We've always been a fan of all-day breakfast and see nothing wrong with having a nighttime breakfast food feast. This simple recipe takes less than 25 minutes and contains 7 simple ingredients. Find the full recipe here.
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10. Chicken & Sweet Potato Grill Packets with Peppers & Onions
One last pack dinner recipe for the road. Nothing hits the spot quite like chicken and potatoes. Whether or not you eat this recipe straight from the foil, or have it as a little taco action, the filling is the most important and delicious component. Who knew a balanced and wholesome dinner like this could be made in no time at all with easy and quality ingredients?! We're not waiting to experience goodness like this, and you shouldn't either. Find the full recipe here.