What type of camping food do you like during the day? If you are hiking and away from camp for a majority of the day, you want easy camping lunches to enjoy on the go. Staying closer to camp? Try these simple camping lunch recipes on your next trip!
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Best Camping Sandwiches And Wraps
If you make extra bacon for breakfast, you can quickly assemble this easy BBT sandwich for a substantial lunch.
If you have a daytime campfire going (or have access to a microwave), you can make these classic deli sandwiches made with cold cuts, cheese and condiments. And, its a meal that requires no clean up.
You’ll find my whole family enjoying a breakfast sandwich for lunch. I guess that could be considered BRUNCH! Lots of people eat a fried egg on top of something at all hours of the day but if you want to just skip the egg, prepare this easy meal with only bacon and cheddar cheese.
Add your favorite salad to a tortilla, roll it up and call it lunch!
If you want a healthy lunch for your day-hike, try this stuffed tortilla. It makes a wonderful breakfast, dessert or snack too! The tortilla holds the peanut butter, banana, dried fruit and nuts perfectly when rolled like breakfast burritos so you can eat on the go.
Want easy camping lunches, no cooking required? Try simple sandwiches with fresh ingredients and fancy breads.
Why do a regular grilled cheese when you can make it a lot more interesting by simply adding deli turkey and prepared pesto!
Cook a little extra bacon for breakfast and reserve it for a fast BLT lunch wrap. Technically this is a BST because I use spinach rather than lettuce. It is one of the best leafy greens that stands up well to travel and storage in coolers.
I love no-cook lunches for camp trips. For this recipe you can uses leftover shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken or canned chicken. The creamy prepared salad dressing brings together the meat and veggies, while the spinach tortilla provides a nice hand-held meal.
These healthy, satisfying & flavor-packed veggie wraps are vegan and gluten-free, if you use the right “bread”. The raw fresh vegetables create a rainbow of colors that have amazing texture, unique flavors and tons of vitamins and nutrients.
13. Mini Campfire Pizzas
Butter two slices of bread and place them in your pie iron, slather on some pizza sauce, garlic powder, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese. Close iron and toast over hot campfire coals. If you are packing light and don’t have pie irons, just cook the pizza in a foil packs.
A big and beautiful panzanella salad makes a hearty and healthy lunch meal.
We usually serve this fresh salad on the side with main meals, but it is packed with protein, carbs and fiber so it works well as easy camping lunch ideas too. The sweet and salty combination comes from bacon, red onion, sweet raisins, sunflower seeds and broccoli tossed in a simple homemade dressing.
The fresh ingredients in this salad are perfect for hot summer camp trips! You’ll grill some shrimp and pile it on top of a nice bed of spinach along with juicy orange segments, yummy grapefruit slices and creamy avocado wedges. Then you’ll top it off with a simple homemade dressing and lunch is on the table.
This mason jar salad is perfect for make-ahead meals because the pickles need to sit in the brine for at least 6 hours but taste better after the flavors marry for a few days. Serve it as a stand-alone or as a side dish with a quick sandwich camp meal.
This salad is a refreshing main dish or yummy side with grilled meats. Spinach is my favorite leafy green vegetable because it stays fresh longer. Get tips on how to keep your camping veggies crisp and your fresh greens fabulous!
This honey mint syrup makes fresh fruit taste AMAZING! It is a refreshing lunch, breakfast or dessert!
This bean salad is made with non-perishable ingredients, just toss them together and serve! When I make a super-simple savory lunch, I like to serve a sweet leftover on the side, like these Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls.
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Fun Camping Lunch Recipes
23. Camping Nachos
These yummy nachos can be made as one of our easy campfire recipes or as one of our camp stove recipes. And, you can use a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet. This meatless meal starts with tortilla chips and uses canned refried beans, green chile peppers, fire roasted tomatoes and black olives. Add a little onion, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro for the best camping food you’ll eat on your camping trip!
There are plenty of ways to cook it, but my favorite way to make corn on the cob is in the husk over a campfire. It you’ve got a midday campfire going when corn is in season, you have to try this recipe. It’s also one of the best easy camping meals for large groups because it’s affordable and delicious!
Any time is the perfect time to eat French fries topped with gooey cheese and hearty chili! This is one of our favorite ways to indulge in a not-so-healthy but totally delicious lunch that’s cooked in foil packets over an open fire!
A Dutch baby is a great way to get creative with your food. Add your favorite toppings to make it sweet or savory. This one is one of my camping breakfast ideas that easily fits into the brunch category. Best of all, no silverware is required when you eat it like a slice of pizza!
This meal tastes OUTSTANDING because of the fresh ingredients that are piled on the slightly warm and crunchy flatbread.
As one of our favorite vegetarian camping recipes, this burrito makes a hearty lunch or dinner.
30. Overnight Oats
If you’re not careful, these treats can almost taste like ice cream! Combine coconut milk and oats in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 5 hours). Top with your favorite dried fruits, nuts, syrups, chocolate chips or candy. This is one of my favorite vegan camping meal ideas.
Dried pineapple, mixed nuts, a spritz of lime and crumbled graham crackers for my favorite Island Breeze combination!
Leftovers For Lunch
If you make simple one pot camping meals for dinner, you can reheat or reinvent leftovers for lunch. Try topping simple hot dogs with a spoon of leftover chili.
I like making a big batch of these Dutch Oven Beef Tacos for dinner. Then, with all of the prep work done, I reinvent the leftovers to make a yummy taco salad for lunch.
These Chicken Shish Kabobs Camping Skewers make an awesome dinner. Combine the grilled veggies with some black beans and stuff into tortillas to make an amazing wrap.
My Campfire Dutch Oven Latin Chicken combines chicken, sweet potatoes and black beans with Mexican flavors. For lunch, I reheat the leftovers, roll into a tortilla and top with extra condiments.
My Dutch Oven Meatloaf serves 8 people so we almost always have leftovers. I cut thin slices of meatloaf and raw white onion then serve it as a sandwich on toasted bread or English muffins with a bit of mustard, mayo and a pinch of salt.
Make a simple Monte Cristo Sandwich from leftover French Toast. Make a grilled hand and cheese sandwich but use leftover French toast from breakfast instead of using fresh slices of bread.
- You can do this with wedges of my Dutch Oven French Toast that has a casserole type of texture.
- Or, you can use individual pieces of this Campfire French Toast that is made with thick pieces of Texas toast.
19 Quick Camping Lunch Ideas No Cook
The best camping lunches for activity-filled afternoons and day-long hikes include super quick ideas for no cook lunches like these…
- Yogurt with fruit and granola
- Deli meats and cheeses on crackers
- Bagels with cream cheese
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
- Veggies and dip
- Hummus and pita chips
- Avocado on crackers
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Energy bites
- Trail mix
- Canned sardines on crackers
- Dried fruit and nuts
- Beef jerky
- Canned tuna on crackers
- Hard boiled eggs
- Celery sticks and peanut butter
- Summer sausage and slices of your favorite cheese
- Ramen noodles
- Granola bars
- Popcorn, try jazzing it up by adding a combination of sweet and savory treats like peanuts, marshmallows and pretzels
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More Camp Food Ideas For Other Meals
Don’t stop at yummy lunch recipes … try these other ideas for breakfast, dinner and dessert too!