With the great outdoors as our environment when my family and I go camping, that fresh air seems to create a bigger appetite than we normally have, and we often find ourselves eating or wanting to eat.
It’s always smart to have snacks on hand to keep everyone from getting hangry. After all, snacks are almost as important as your meals, so planning this ahead of time is smart. You could even make this a few months in advance to test them and find out what everyone’s favourites are.
I’ve compiled a roundup of five snacks to try for your next camping trip, and they are kid-friendly!
So many options
Michelle over at Crafty Morning has a great idea for those with a sweet tooth: Homemade Mini M&M Granola Bars. They bake for just 18 minutes, so they’re super quick. Plus, you probably already have many of the ingredients in your pantry! The best part about making your own bars at home is that you get to choose the ingredients, and essentially, reduce sugar content (if you choose). You can even swap out ingredients.
Demeter from The Beaming Baker makes us drool with these delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Trail Mix Cookies. What a terrific combination of ingredients! The dark chocolate satisfies your sweet tooth while the rest of the ingredients make you feel like you’re snacking smarter. Even better, they are dairy-free, gluten-free, flourless and vegan.
Camping wouldn’t be camping without smores obvs! Mirlandra shares all kinds of recipes on her blog, Mirlandra’s Kitchen. Check out this Smores Snack Mix! It’s perfect for children. Pictured here are Minions graham cookies, but you can also use Teddy Grahams. It’s definitely got kid-appeal.
Ali over at Gimme Some Oven shares her recipe for some awesome No-Bake Energy Bites. The vegan, gluten-free snacks are also guilt-free because of their healthy ingredients, and they’re so simple to make.
What if you want to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet (or the diets of your kids)? Here’s a perfect solution: 10 Healthy Snacks You Can Prep in Advance. Melissa over at Bless This Mess shows us how to prep fruits and veggies in a way that makes them the easy choice when reaching into your cooler (or fridge!). Don’t feel comfortable bringing mason jars along when you camp? No problem. Look at a clear, plastic cup option instead. Just make sure that the lids are as tight-fitting as possible.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the selection of snack options for your camping trip.
To my hosts, thank you for sharing your brilliance with the rest of us. We appreciate everything you do!