Camping Foods 101

By TBSP Susan
Created March 6, 2017
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Summer camping is just the best: fresh air, hiking, swimming, spectacular outdoor scenery. You've earned that mega-appetite, so meet 'n greet it with killer camping foods that'll blow away the hunger pangs.

Before you hit the trail or campground with your fam, check out these ideas to make your adventure as yum as it is fun!

Backpack Snacks

Nature Valley bars are awesome to have on hand because they pack super easy and get ya to the next meal. Nature Valley's Protein, Trail Mix or Granola bars are perfect backpack snacks for afternoons spent hiking the trails or checking out the scenic sights.

Other great packables:

For more helpful tips, check out Tablespoon's 5 Must-Pack Foods for Camping article.

Main Meals

Meals over an open fire are amazing. From bacon sizzling on a cast iron skillet for breakfast, to warm sandwiches or burgers later in the day, there's just something about cooking outdoors that makes your belly growl like a big ol' black bear.

Some ideas:


Ahhhh -- the absolute awesomest part of the day! Go beyond s'mores with Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts -- an all-time camping fave. For a little crunch, break up a Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bar and sprinkle it on top after it's done!