Eating healthy while camping can be really hard. I get it. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. If you do a bit of preplanning, you’ll discover most keto recipes can be adapted and made into yummy keto camping meals. In fact, keto camping meals are some of the easiest camping meals to make.
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How Do You Eat Keto While Camping?
With a bit of planning, you can convert most of your favorite keto recipes into easy camping meals. Here are a few tips to making your camping meals keto friendly.
Breakfast is pretty easy- Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, etc. Fresh tomatoes in the summer make a nice addition to your breakfast omelets.
Never let yourself get too hungry by keeping keto friendly snacks on hand like nuts, keto friendly trail mix, and fresh low carb fruits that are in season like berries, your favorite protein bars, or fat bombs.
To satisfy that need for a grilled burger at the campground, consider using portobello mushrooms, lettuce, or tomatoes for in place of your bun. Or just pile it up with your favorite toppings and eat it with a fork.
Dinner is where eating keto camping meals really shine. There are endless options when it comes to grilled meats and we all know everything tastes better over an open campfire.
To keep it as simple as possible, pack foods that are easy to transport and won’t take up too much space. Obviously if you are camping in an RV vs camping in a tent, your options may be greater, however, if you invest in a good rotomolded cooler, even you tent campers can pack plenty of healthy fresh food and meats and not worry about spoilage.
Here’s a short list of foods you may want to pack on your camping trip if you are on a keto diet.
I absolutely love fall camping and chili is definitely one of the reasons why! In fact, my favorite time to camp at our local state park is during the fall chili cook off when I get to sample my fellow campers best chili recipes. Don't worry even if you follow a keto diet, you can enjoy a warm bowl of chili with this Easy low carb keto chili without beans.
This recipe is delicious and pretty. Even if you aren't a cabbage fan, give it a try. The bacon adds so much flavor making this a delicious and healthy keto meal perfect for the cast iron skillet over the campfire.
We love easy make ahead camping meals made in foil. The beauty of a foil packet camping meal is that it is easy to keep it low carb and keto friendly. Throw in some lean meat, fresh veggies, and some delicious seasoning and you have the makings of a great healthy dinner with little to no clean up! Win! Win!
Another delicious grilled meat to try at the campground are these yummy grilled lamb lollipops. Really the sky's the limit when it comes to delicious grilled meats to keep you on a keto plan while camping.
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A Few More Keto Camping Tips
If you are on a keto or low carb diet, don’t feel you can’t enjoy camping. In fact, camping may be one of the easiest ways to travel and stay on keto since you are still in charge of all the food prep and planning.
However, also, don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake and have a cheat. See it for what it is and get back on plan the next meal or snack.
The most important thing is that you don’t let that one mistake become an excuse to blow the whole day or week.
Also, don’t discount the opportunity to get in some physical activity to make up for any cheats you might have.
Go biking and hiking and enjoy the outdoors and family time. Don’t let you meal planning destroy the real reason you are camping in the first place: to relax and make memories with your family.
Happy camping friends!
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