These keto camping recipes make it easy to stay low carb this summer. This healthy recipe list will help you stay keto throughout your trip!
Our camping season is in full swing and I have been busy keto camping meal prepping for all of our trips into the great outdoors. A few years ago, I discovered a ketogenic lifestyle so I have been making simple substitutions to my camping recipes to keep it all keto.
I have lost over 85 pounds in just one year following keto! Be sure to check out my Keto Back to Basics Course if you would like to learn more about finding success on keto. Today I am sharing a ton of keto camping recipes with you…
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Our camp cooking essentials:
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
- We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
Keto Camping Recipes List:
This Korean beef skillet recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for making ahead for camping!
Preparing meals that travel well is essential when camping. This Cauliflower Keto Salad is super yummy and easy to pack on long trips!
One pot style meals are a life saver when camping because they are so easy to make. We love this make ahead hearty sausage skillet camping recipe.
This loaded campfire cauliflower recipe makes a tasty side to steak or chicken on the barbecue.
These Low Carb Bagels from Wholesome Yum are perfect for camping! They have a firm, chewy texture which makes them very good for packing into coolers and backpacks AND super yummy!
I love a freshly toasted bagel in the morning. Top with your favorite cream cheese and you have a delish meal on the go.
This Cloud Bread from a Spicy Perspective is a simple, low carb alternative to traditional wraps and breads.
I made a variation of this amazing looking Cheesy Mushroom Stuffed Chicken from Cafe Delites. Simply prepare the chicken as directed (butterfly, tenderize and stuff) then wrap it in tinfoil, label the foil and put it in the freezer to pack for camping later.
I stuffed my chicken with mushrooms, havarti cheese and a strip of cooked bacon. This was so good thrown onto the BBQ and served with green beans you guys!
Bring on the breakfast food!
Most Keto breakfast foods are pretty easy to prepare while camping. Bacon, sausage, ham and all kinds of egg ideas come to mind! But if you want to do a little meal prep before your trip then these Ham & Egg Roll Ups from Delish are just the ticket!
Or you could make these Breakfast Burritos and substitute the traditional wrap for Protein Up, Carb Down ones (found at Walmart). Or what about making these Breakfast Bites and putting them into a ziploc bag to pack for camping?
My new favorite thing is stuffed chicken lol. So here is another amazing Asparagus Stuffed Chicken recipe from I Wash, You Dry. Again, I used havarti cheese (from Costco) and local asparagus.
After prepping the chicken I wrapped it in tinfoil and put it in the freezer to pack for camping later. Then it’s easy to put on the grill or over the fire when we are in the great outdoors.
I like to have a few energy bites ready for hiking, bike riding and camping as well. They are perfect as a quick, easy snack on the run but need to be prepared at home.
I keep them in the freezer until I’m ready to pack. I really like these Lemon Balls from Mouthwatering Motivation.
And these Almond Bites from Mouthwatering Motivation are a favorite for sure!
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Be sure to check out my Keto Backpacking Food Ideas too!
I have a ton of camping recipes that I plan on simply modifying to be keto friendly this year. Substituting cauliflower for potatoes makes most camping recipes super versatile. And swapping out vegetables for nacho chips still gives you that satisfying crunch without the carbs.
Keto camping recipe tips:
Follow these tips to make sure that you have the right variety of keto foods packed for your next trip.
1.Use fresh food first.
Fresh foods like meats, fruit and vegetables should be eaten at the beginning of your trip. Don’t make the mistake of reserving these items as they are more likely to spoil, wasting money and leaving you with less food to consume. These foods have been know to go off during our camping trips so it’s best to eat them first.
2. Use frozen foods next.
Frozen foods are great for packing while camping. They can be used as additional ice packs in coolers and consumed at a later date as they defrost. Meals should stay in the cooler or refrigerator until ready to be eaten. Be especially mindful of frozen meats that can spoil easily. It’s best to eat fresh and frozen foods before moving on to non-perishable items.
3. Finally, use non-perishable items.
Once the fresh and frozen foods that you have packed are eaten, start to use up your non-perishable items. Non-perishables can include things like: crackers, popcorn, rice, pasta and canned goods.
4. Keep snacks on hand.
Packing a wide variety of snacks is always a good idea. Depending on the activities that you are doing while camping, you may need the extra calorie consumption. Or if your other foods spoil, you have something else to rely on. We like to pack: sunflower seeds, nuts, protein bars and beef jerkey.
I would love for you to check out my new blog, Campfire Foodie, where I’m sharing ALL of the camping recipes!!