Whole Food Plant Based Camping + Apricot, Almond and Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars

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“I’ve also found that everyone loves burger night! Mushroom/bean burgers with lettuce, tomato, onion, homemade sweet pickles, catsup, mustard and smoky gouda on Ezekiel English muffins.”

“On the side are packet potatoes cooked over the fire with onions and smoky gouda on top and a chilled wheat berry salad with edamame, black beans, tomatoes, red onions and red wine vinegar.”

“Another family favorite for dinner is the fire-grilled carrot dog! Everyone loves them with peppers, onions, sauerkraut, catsup and mustard and I serve them with corn on the cob, chipotle ranch dressing, and macaroni salad!”

Tamie also rocks all the plants when sending her family off to the woods!

“In case anyone is looking for backpacking or backwoods camping ideas, this is what I did for my hubby and boys when they went off for a 100-mile canoe trip with their Scout Troop. I built 12 meals (plus desserts) and this is what they ended up with — all vegan, mostly organic. (Not oil free, though)

Breakfasts – 2 will be fancy oatmeal packets with fruit leather and 2 will be TVP breakfast scrambles that we created ourselves (TVP, dehydrated mixed vegs, kala namak + Italian spices or southwestern spices)

Lunches – mac with Daiya cheese sauce pkts, whole wheat crackers, PB pkts, applesauce tubes and fruit leather all 4 days.”

“Dinners – I found 2 vegan dehydrated meal options on Amazon, one is pad thai and the other is spaghetti with tomato sauce. I also found this shelf-stable asian noodle bowl at Kroger with instructions for when you don’t have a microwave. The 4th dinner will be a bean and rice bowl with Spanish rice and dehydrated taco meat that you mix with boiling water.

Desserts & Snacks – well, Oreos and Nutter Butters, of course! And a few other goodies.”

Tamie certainly keeps her boys smiling and fed on their outdoor adventures!

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26 Comments

  1. Cynthia on July 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

    A famous NYC writer once commented that her idea of The Great Outdoors was from the taxi to her doorman!

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

      Hahahahahaha!
      Xoxo

  2. Julie Olsen on July 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I’m actually prepping today for a camping trip in our RV. It’s a different kind of camping. I’ll be bringing a couple Instantpot pots since we will have an electric hookup. I prefer cooking in my Instantpot than on the RV propane stove.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:10 am

      Hi Julie!
      That sounds wonderful. Have a sensational adventure!
      Xoxo

  3. Tim on July 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I like cowboy salad with black beans, corn, salsa and cilantro. Avacodos if feasible. It would probably work with dried instant black beans but haven’t tried it that way.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

      Oh Tim!
      That sounds just delightful. Thanks for sharing!
      Xoxo

  4. Annu on July 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

    OMG, this is the best camping food primer if there was one. Thanks Lyndsey. Also, Tamie!!!!!!!!, you are a SUPERSTAR when it comes to camping food. Your food looked more delicious than my dinners sometime ?. Though I pride myself on being a foodie, I am not always this organized. Bravo!!! Loved reading this post…

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:12 am

      Hi Annu!
      I am so very glad you found it helpful. Here’s to many more fantastic camping adventures!
      Xoxo

  5. Pauline Dunlop on July 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    What a great read. Whilst I am not convinced that I want to go camp I am certainly convinced that I REALLY need to vary my diet.
    If folks can have this amount of delicious food whilst out in the wilderness then I surely owe it to myself to eat just as well at home ?

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:14 am

      Hi Pauline!
      You can DEFINITELY eat this well no matter where you are! Do you know about our CFDG Plant Fueled Meal Plans? There’s a free sample plan for you to try. Check it out on cleanfooddirtygirl.com
      Xoxo

  6. Andrea on July 6, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    5 stars
    I used chickpea flour, dates and walnuts. All worked well.

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 7, 2019 at 5:15 am

      Hi Andrea!
      That’s great news – thanks for sharing.
      Xoxo

  7. Tammy Snowden on July 7, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I can’t wait to try the cookie recipe just to have while we are moving. I wonder how many people all raised their hands wanting Tami’s camping meal plan? I know I did and I’m not the camper in any way shape or form. My many years as Advancement Chairman of our scouts didn’t need me staying the night. ? Thanks for the great list of ideas for everyone going camping or just picnics for the day. You all rock!

    • Team Clean Food Dirty Girl on July 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Hi Tammy! Yes, Tamie’s camping meal plan would be a hit I think. The request has been noted ;-). The best to you in your move! ~Karen

  8. Cristina on July 7, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    The cookie bars are absolutely delicious! Do try them! I subbed erythritol for the coconut sugar and they turned out great! Plenty of sweetness!

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 9, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Thank you, Christina!
      I am going to try them this weekend and appreciate your suggestion.
      Xoxo

  9. Lynda on July 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

    I do love camping! These ideas would also work really well at the beach! Or the lake! Or the park!
    You get the idea ?
    Love the GORP idea! Thank you. Sweet & Salty is me favorite combo

    • Lyndsey Hafer Williams on July 9, 2019 at 3:38 am

      Hi Lynda!
      Glad you liked all the ideas and GORP is definitely just the ticket! Enjoy your fabulous outdoor summer fun.
      Xoxo

  10. Julia W on July 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Tamie, would you consider adopting me?

  11. Olivia on September 15, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I went to a campout recently, and I found this link very helpful in order to prepare and bring food with me. Just wanted to send along, in case it’s helpful for others. 🙂 You prep the food ahead of time, then freeze and seal it in vacuum seal bags. Then when you camp, you just boil the bags to reheat the food! Not great for backpacking, but awesome for a weekend camping trip or festival camping.
    https://www.vegancoach.com/festival-food.html

    • Team Clean Food Dirty Girl on September 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Olivia!

  12. bblfoods on September 20, 2019 at 5:08 am

    I will defiantly try this types of recipe .because i will like all types cookies .and thank you for sharing your information.

  13. Jennifer on August 15, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve done 2 WFPB camping trips this summer all by myself! People are always surprised to see a woman camping by herself. It’s a great way for me to connect with ME and lose all of the distractions for a while. I love taking the tofu veggie kabobs and some sort of CFDG burger. I always bring the Mango Cowgirl Caviar – after a hot ass day hiking – that is pure goodness! I have pie irons but never use them. The ideas for burritos in this blog post have me excited and ready to try that as well as the apricot almond bars. Time to start planning my next trip!!

  14. Patricia Grodberg on September 1, 2020 at 10:56 am

    I’m a hiker. I love nature. I grew up in 4-H and Girl Scouts. I was a 4-H camp counselor until I was 20 and pregnant with my oldest daughter. That being said…I’m old. I’m a spoiled princess (as my husband will remind me loudly when the idea of sleeping in a tent, with the leash of my 75 pound dog looped around my ankle-to at least slow him down when he takes off after every squirrel, raccoon, and small child with snacks, makes me burst into tears).

    Glamping anyone? I think I could do this.

  15. Sarah on June 7, 2021 at 10:14 am

    We are a camping family, and I can’t wait to take these as a treat when we go next, but I made today for myself and the kids just to switch it up and they were great. Thanks for sharing Lyndsey!

    • Lyndsey Hafer-Williams on June 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Sarah!

      I’m so happy to hear this.
      Thank you so much.

      Xoxo,

      Lyndsey

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