Easy Camping Meals for Kids
If you ask any camper about the one thing that is better than going camping alone, their answer would be to go with the family. And whenever we talk about family, we talk about kids.
In today’s article, we will share some tips of how to cook delicious and delightful camping meals that you can enjoy with your kids.
Meals that will freeze time and engrave the camping memories in the brain of your kids. So, without any further ado, let’s begin our cooking journey!
One of the best pieces of advice that I have ever received from my grandfather is that everything becomes tastier once you cook it or take it for an outdoor trip. So, if you read the sub-title and thought to yourself “what’s special about pancakes?”, you may want to reconsider your question.
Today’s pancakes are not any kind of pancakes. These are camping pancakes, and to prepare them, you will need:
- Baking Powder
- Milk Powder
- Cinnamon Powder
- Fresh Berries
Preparing wilderness pancakes has never been so easy. And cooking them can take at least 15 minutes. This is not only a cook-fast meal, but one of those meals that you can prepare and rest assured that your kids are in safety.
Start by preparing the mix. For every 1 to 2 servings, you will need 200g of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 4 tablespoons of milk powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and a sprinkle of salt.
Then, add 2 eggs and some fresh berries or your own customized addition. After that, put some oil on your pan, spread it, and then heat the pan a bit.
When your pan starts heating up, start pouring the mixture, and flip when it starts turning brown.
And there you go! I personally add some honey to them, but feel free to add whatever you want.
2. Egg and Cheese Bread Bowls
Bread bowls are one of those meals that are not only tasty to the mouth, but also satisfying to the eyes. Making them is easy, and they can be as flexible as you want.
To make this delicious meal, you will need:
- Bread rolls
- Mozzarella Cheese
Cooking it can take up to half an hour, but the more you get accustomed to it, the faster the cooking period gets.
For every 4 servings, you will need: 4 bread rolls, 4 eggs, 1 cup of finely chopped parsley, and ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.
Start by cutting the top of the bread rolls and scoop the inside so that you can create a bowl out of them, and use the parts that you have cut as a lid later on to put on the top.
Then, crack an egg and add the mozzarella cheese and some parsley. After doing this, put back the tops and wrap the bread bowl in an aluminum foil and heat for 25-30 minutes depending on the heat you got. And bon appétit!
P.S: you can add some meat at the bottom of the bowls, but all the depends on your own preference and how rich you want your bread bowls to be.
3. Campfire Burritos
Here’s a secret that I don’t usually share about myself, but if we had a little chat and decided to go for a lunch afterwards, I would definitely accept anything that ends with ‘os’ like tacos, nachos, burritos, you name it-os.
Campfire burritos are one of those meals that you can prepare for your kids and watch them eat and close their eyes while saying “hmm, that’s the best thing I have ever eaten outdoors”
For this particular meal, you will need:
- Taco Meat
- Cooked Rice
- Salsa Verde
- Grated Cheese
- Cooking Spray
The hardest part about this meal is preparation, which usually takes sometimes up to half an hour. But once you start getting used to the ingredients, you’ll find that it is one of the easiest, yet tastiest meals you can ever prepare.
for every 4 servings, you are going to need: 1 pound of taco meat,1 cup of cooked rice, ½ cup of salsa Verde, ½ of cup of grated cheese, and 4 tortillas.
First, start by mixing the meat, rice, salsa, and the cheese and put them on a separate pot or box. Then, divide the mixture according to the number of servings and number of tortillas. Next, Fill the tortillas and roll them. Don’t forget to seal the ends after rolling them.
After that, spray the inside of the foil with the cooking spray and put the burritos inside of it. seal the foil and cook for around 3-5 minutes.
Make sure to let it cool before opening the foil, this allows it to be fully cooked, and there you go! Your camping burritos are ready.
4. Campfire Mac and Cheese
Kids love mac and cheese just like how adults love weekends. It is so good and we always want more of it. So, if you ever happen to go for a camping trip with your little children, make sure to give this meal a try. It is one of the kid’s favorites.
For this particular camping meal, you will need:
- Elbow Macaroni
- Grated Cheddar Cheese
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
The preparation of this meal is one of the easiest, and its cooking time is around 20 minutes.
For every 2 servings, you will need: 1 pack of elbow macaroni, 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese, 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 3tablespoons of butter, ½ a cup of cream.
You can start by preparing the pasta in bowl of water. If you’re not in a hurry, you can let it cool for a bit and then, start stirring the cream and add the butter and cheese to it.
After that, add the salt and pepper and add them to the macaroni.
Cover the pot with a lid and cook for around 12-14 minutes depending on your heat. And there you go, your mac and cheese is ready to be served.
5. Fruit and Nut Tortilla Roll-Ups
This meal is one of the easiest and fastest meals to prepare for your camping trip. It doesn’t require any sort of cooking and can be prepared in a couple of minutes.
For this meal, you’ll basically need:
- Peanut Butter
- Hazelnut Spread
- Banana Slices
- Apple Slices
- Strawberry Slices
The number of servings for this meal can be customized according to your own preference and the number of tortillas you have.
Preparing this one is so easy. All you have to do is to:
First, place a tortilla on a plate, and choose an amount of your own customized spread. Then, place the fruit slices according to the order of your choice.
Put the nuts over the fruits and finally, just roll the tortillas.
There you go! Your fast camping meal is ready to be served. And trust me, they will love it 😊.
For the Kids: Food Safety First!
With that being said, we come to the end of today’s article. Before wrapping everything up, a little reminder can come handy when it comes to preparing meals for kids.
If you have ever thought about preparing a meal for you kids, bear in mind that the possibilities are endless as long as you keep in mind that the ones you are serving these meals for are people under 18.
It is always important to know that kids are sometimes allergic to certain ingredients and a little bit more precaution is needed to prevent kids from suffering of any given allergy in the middle of the woods.
Always be sure that everything you give your kids is healthy, fresh, and most importantly hygienic, in a sense that it has not been polluted.
Some ingredients cannot sustain heat such as eggs or milk and even certain fruits, and so many kids are not aware of the dangers of being exposed to certain materials in such inconvenient conditions.
Before being the cook for your kids, you need to be their protector. So, keep them safe.
And with that we end today’s post. If you liked today’s content, make sure to visit us more often for updated articles ever now and then. See you in the next article. Peace!