Jeanie is a certified nutritionist with a passion for nature and outdoor adventures. She merges her knowledge of healthful eating with her love for camping to provide practical advice on staying nourished and energized in the wilderness. Her mission is to guide people towards making healthier food choices while they take pleasure in exploring the outdoors.
When it comes to camping, I believe in keeping things simple and delicious. That's why I love one-dish plant-based camping recipes. They're easy to make, require minimal cleanup, and are packed with nutrients to keep you energized on your outdoor adventures.
1. Quinoa and Black Bean Skillet
This hearty and protein-packed dish is perfect for a filling camping meal. Start by cooking quinoa in a skillet with vegetable broth. Then, add black beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and your favorite spices. Let it simmer until everything is heated through and the flavors have melded together. Serve it with a dollop of vegan sour cream or avocado slices for added creaminess.
2. Lentil and Vegetable Stew
A warm and comforting stew is always a good idea when camping. In a large pot, sauté onions, garlic, and your favorite vegetables like carrots, celery, and bell peppers. Add in lentils, vegetable broth, and a can of diced tomatoes. Let it simmer until the lentils are tender and the flavors have developed. This stew is not only delicious but also packed with fiber and protein.
3. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
Curries are a great option for camping because they're easy to make in one pot and can be customized with your favorite vegetables and spices. Start by sautéing onions, garlic, and your choice of curry paste or powder in a large pot. Add in diced sweet potatoes, chickpeas, coconut milk, and vegetable broth. Let it simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender. Serve it over rice or quinoa for a satisfying meal.
4. Veggie Stir-Fry
Stir-fries are quick, easy, and versatile. Heat some oil in a skillet or wok and add your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, and mushrooms. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp. Add in a sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. Serve it over rice or noodles for a complete meal.
5. Campfire Chili
Chili is a classic camping dish that can easily be made plant-based. In a large pot, sauté onions, garlic, and your choice of vegetables like bell peppers and zucchini. Add in canned diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, and your favorite chili spices. Let it simmer over the campfire until the flavors have melded together. Serve it with some vegan cornbread for a hearty meal.
Remember to pack your ingredients in airtight containers to keep them fresh and safe from bears. For more tips on this, check out our guide on essential camping food preservation techniques. And don't forget to bring along some high-energy vegan snacks like trail mix, dried fruits, and energy bars to keep you fueled throughout your camping trip. Happy camping and happy eating!