There are plenty of advantages of a plant-based diet: it’s healthy, nutritious, good for your figure, animal and eco-friendly. However, it can be hard to come up with vegan camping food ideas that are quick and practical, which is why you should check out our list of easy vegan camping food you can bring on your next adventure in the wild!
Vegan camping food list
Before going to the great outdoors, it’s important to stock up on hearty ingredients that aren’t easily spoiled. Make sure to grab some of the following items.
This whole-grain food is the cereal of choice for many vegans, and it’s easy to take with you on a camping trip. It might seem extravagant, but since you’ll use it for coffee too, bring some carton plan-based milk and enjoy some nice breakfast oatmeal.
It can be quite hard to find canned meals with no meat, but check out the canned soup aisle in your local convenience store, and you will probably find a soup with a vegan ingredient list.
Choose fruits that won’t get spoiled fast and have a hard layer that allows them to be transported without turning to mush, e.g. apples, bananas (a bit green, not overly ripe).
Nuts or prepared trail mix
Almonds, peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts, or all of them combined — these perfect little snacks will give you a healthy energy boost in between activities, and are as practical as can be.
Veggie dogs and burgers
While others are enjoying their meat hot-dogs roasted over the campfire, you can enjoy your vegan ones! They are now available in bigger supermarkets and are quite flavourful.
Canned chickpeas and black beans
These are the superstars of the vegan culinary camping list — they are precooked, packed with proteins and can give every wrap or salad some much-needed protein.
Raw vegan camping food doesn’t need to be devoid of vegetables. If you don’t have a camping stove or grill, use vegetables that don’t require cooking, such as small zucchinis, onions, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, etc.
Vegan camping recipes
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins for breakfast
Want a nice nutritious breakfast that’s quick and easy? Try overnight oatmeal. Simply pour milk over your oats in the evening, leave them to soak, add nuts and raisins from your trail mix in the morning. For the finishing touch, top it off with some chia seeds and maple syrup!
Wraps for brunch
Wraps are easy to make, pack and eat on the go. If you’re looking for vegan gluten-free camping food, simply get some gluten-free tortillas and stuff them with whatever you like.
If you need inspiration, try this: use canned beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa, vegan cheese, avocado and grated carrot to fill your tortilla. Wrap it up in foil, heat it on the grill and enjoy the delicious melted cheesiness!
Camping Village Šimuni offers wonderful camping pitches for your next adventure in nature. When bored of camping food and veggie burgers, stop by one of the restaurants in the camp and try the amazing cuisine of the Mediterranean!