If your kids are going camping with you, then you know the importance of having camping recipes for them that taste good and healthy. Some kids are picky eaters, and if this is your child, you can prepare double of his favorite meals and snacks while the rest of the kids eat other foods. The meals should also be portable and not spoil too quickly outside.
Here are some fun camping recipes to try with the kids.
15 Amazing Camping Recipes Your Kids Will Love
1. Fruit Kabobs
Take three to four cups of diced fruit and put a few pieces of them on three to four skewers. The kids can put the fruits they want on the skewers after you cut up the fruit. You can serve the skewers with flavored yogurt, honey, or Nutella spread.
2. Cocoa Pebbles Parfait
This is a neat recipe for kids while camping. In medium plastic cups, layer a half cup of Cocoa Pebbles, whipped cream, a third cup of Oreo cookie crumbles, and two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Top with additional whipped cream as well as sliced fruit.
3. Macaroni and Cheese
Spray six to eight small aluminum pie tins with cooking spray. Then pour in spoonfuls of prepared macaroni and cheese into the pie tins. Place the tins over a grill then bring them to the campfire. The macaroni should heat for eight to ten minutes.
4. Turkey, Ham, and Cheese Sliders
Take 10 to 12 slider buns and spread the bottom buns with mustard or mayonnaise. Then place pieces of turkey, ham, as well as cheese on the bottom buns, and place the top buns on them. Serve the sliders with chips or crackers.
5. Grilled Pizzas
This is another neat food to serve kids while camping. Take five to six slices of pita or Naan bread and brush both sides with vegetable oil. Top the bread slices with toppings of your choice, then grill the bread slices over the campfire until they are golden brown.
6. Overnight Oats
This is a cool alternative to breakfast bars, and it works well for picky eaters who are not into traditional breakfasts. In a bowl combine a cup of oats. a half-cup of flavored yogurt, a half cup of strawberries, three teaspoons of honey, and a third cup of milk. Divide the oatmeal mixture into three to five jars and top with lids. Place the lids in the ice chest and let refrigerate overnight.
7. Mini Chocolate Cakes
It is possible to bake mini chocolate cakes over the campfire. Cut off the tops of five to seven oranges and scoop out all of the pulp and seeds. Then pour in the chocolate cake batter in each orange cup and then wrap each orange cup in foil. Then place the orange cups over the campfire and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
8. Chili Cheese Fries
Start by taking a small bag of frozen fries and then place them in a large piece of foil that is sprayed with cooking oil. Cook the fries over the grill according to package directions and then top with chili and shredded cheese. Let the cheese melt for two to three minutes then serve.
9. Barbecue Chicken in Foil
In about four to five large sheets of foil, add two cups of diced boneless chicken breasts, diced pineapple, salt, pepper, honey, and green bell peppers along with barbecue sauce. Fold the pieces of foil on all sides and put them on a grill before placing the grill over the fire. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes then serve.
10. Sausage and Bean Casserole
In a large pot, saute three to four cups of diced hot smoked sausage in oil for 15 minutes. Then stir in three cups of green bell peppers, two cups of diced onions, three crushed cloves of garlic, two cans of diced tomatoes, and three cups of drained navy beans. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes then serve in bowls.
11. Breakfast Hash
This is a recipe that you can prepare ahead of time before arriving at the campsite. In a bowl, mix a pack of hash browns, diced ham, diced red bell peppers, and shredded cheddar cheese. In a separate bowl, mix five to six eggs, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Pour the egg mixture into the hash brown mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture into a greased baking foil pan and cover the hot grill for 45 minutes.
12. Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
In a medium mixing bowl, combine two cups of pineapple juice, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, three teaspoons of cornstarch, and four teaspoons of vegetable oil. Pour this mixture over three cups of diced boneless chicken breasts and let sit for 15 minutes. Place the grill over the campfire. Put the chicken pieces and pineapple chunks on six to eight skewers and grill the skewers for five minutes.
While the fire kindles, you want to place six to seven burger patties on top of the grill grate. Cook for five to seven minutes on both sides and add slices of cheese to the patties and melt for three more minutes. Place the cheeseburgers on hamburger buns and top with your favorite condiments.
14. Campfire Brownies
In a medium bowl, mix a box of store-bought brownies according to package directions. Also, add chunks of your favorite chocolate candy along with a cup of pecans. Line a Dutch oven with greased aluminum foil and pour the batter into the Dutch oven. Finally, put the lid on top of the Dutch oven and cook over the fire for 20 minutes.
15. Beef Fried Rice
After you start the fire, you would mix two eggs and a few drops of soy sauce in a small bowl. In your Dutch oven, add four teaspoons of oil along with one and a third cup of water, two cups of cooked white rice, two cups of beef, three cups of peas and carrots, as well as your favorite spices. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes and while the rice cooks scramble the eggs in a separate skillet. Then stir in the eggs right before serving.
In conclusion, these camping recipes will keep the kids happy during the whole trip. For more camping ideas, visit our blog and get more insights on how you can enjoy camping with your family. Check out our website and see how Avalon RV Center can help you with your camping needs!