Camping is a popular family holiday in Australia and our mums love it …….. well, most of it!
Let’s face it; we love being with our family, we love for our kids to be in the great outdoors and we love that camping isn’t crazy expensive. For us Aussies, we’re lucky that we really don’t have to travel far to find a great camping spot making it super budget-friendly. BUT for some of us, camping fills us with dread at the prospect of eating endless boring camping recipes like BBQ’s and bacon and egg rolls!
With so many of you heading off on your school holiday camping trip, we at The Healthy Mummy want to offer you some great ideas to raise the culinary tone from camping to GLAMPING! With some amazing, healthy and simple camping recipes that include camping food ideas for delicious breakfasts, desserts and dinners that you can prepare on the camp stove or bbq (with minimal washing up)!
For those of you who want to shake up the dinners, try these simple and healthy alternatives to the steak, sausage and chops with stove top options and fancy kebabs from The Healthy Mummy app.
Stovetop Beef Lasagne with a simple béchamel sauce
The kids will love you for whipping up this delicious and healthy dinner on the camp stove. Plus, the béchamel sauce means it will taste like the lasagne you know and love.
One Pan Creamy Herb Chicken
This is the ultimate one-pan, family-friendly dinner is high in protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer, and it’ll definitely be a glamping recipe favourite because it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!
TIP: If asparagus isn’t in season, you could use any green vegetables of your choice; try baby spinach or broccolini.
One Pan Chicken with Bocconcini and Olives
This One Pan Chicken with Bocconcini and Olives is the perfect one pan family-friendly dinner to make on your camping trip. It’s high in protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer and keep the kids happy at night.
Speedy One Pan Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken
This One Pan Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken recipe is so delicious and easy to prepare even if you’re camping with the family. Plus, you can get it on the table in just 15 minutes!!
These can be done in the camp oven on the fire, and they are so simple to make and have ingredients that can be used for multiple recipes.
Ingredients to make 4 serves:
Your campsite BBQ doesn’t need to just be sausages and steaks, with these easy-to-make kebabs and skewers making the perfect camping recipe for any BBQ.
Lamb and Haloumi Skewers
These lean, high protein and flavour-filled Lamb and Haloumi Skewers are simple to prepare and perfect as a camping recipe option. The ingredients of the side salad can be interchanged with your favourite veggies, so feel free to include avocado, celery, sprouts and red onion in the mix if desired.
Sesame Salmon Kebabs with Green Beans
Looking for something healthy and simple to take to your next BBQ or camping trip? Check out these delicious and healthy Sesame Salmon Kebabs with Green Beans for simplicity and deliciousness poked on a stick! There are also ways to personalise, like using a gluten-free soy sauce (tamari) if required or switching the fish to another firm fish.
Chicken and Sausage Kebabs
Going camping and looking for a way to glamp up the regular sausage on the BBQ? Well, these Chicken and Sausage Kebabs are the perfect camping recipes that will turn your experience to a glamping one!
Spring beef kebabs
This is a great, family-friendly meal that is easy to prepare and will cost you a lot less to make at home than purchasing pre-made kebabs for your next camping trip.
Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes to avoid them burning when cooking.
Greek salmon kebabs with salad
Put a Greek twist to your camping recipes with these delicious Greek salmon kebabs with salad! A colourful meal with red and yellow capsicum on the salmon skewers and a bright green side salad.
An easy-to-assemble family dinner that’s perfect to add to your camping recipe arsenal. Marinate the chicken ahead of time if you like, and then just cook and prepare the salad when it’s dinner time.
Ingredients to make 1 serve:
Don’t let your family eat just bacon and sausage sandwiches with these healthy glamping recipes that help you start your day well.
Breakfast camping recipes beyond that go beyond the basics:
This cauliflower pancake recipe is a savoury pancake breakfast that makes 3 serves. Share with the family or store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat as required.
Zucchini and Corn Fritters
Pre-prepare the fritter mixture before you head off on your camping trip, and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You could also cook extra fritters and just reheat them in the camp kitchen microwave for a really fast, nutritious lunch.
Pancakes in just 15 minutes? Yes, you can with this recipe. Perfect for a delicious, healthy snack or the perfect glamping recipe for breakfast with the family.
Ingredients to make 2 serves:
Sweet snacks or some more breakfasts would make the perfect camping or glamping recipes for any road trip.
Flourless Banana Pancakes
A delicious breakfast that’s easy to prepare, these Flourless Banana Pancakes are the perfect camping recipe addition to any glamping meal plan.
Amazing Chocolate Pancakes with Berries
Keep that chocolate craving in check with this delicious and healthy Chocolate Pancake Recipe with Berries that is easy to make on your camp stove.
Make these for the kids as an afternoon snack or for a tasty family breakfast.
This delicious almond pan-fried bananas recipe is the perfect glamping recipe. It’s a yummy healthy dessert to treat the whole family after a healthy dinner.
Ingredients to make 1 serve:
These glamping recipes are healthy, easy and for eating on your lap or at the camp table. You can even get the kids involved in the meal prep to make the whole camp meal more family-friendly. Keeping your glamping meals simple will make the clean-up minimal, but there may still be some cleaning the kids can do, which is compulsory for our family when we’re camping!! So enjoy your school holidays camping trip with a glamping culinary tone to make everyone enjoy it more.
Our simple guide to camping with kids of all ages includes: