10 Delicious No Cook Camping Meals and Food

Camping and hiking is a lot of fun but it can be difficult to cook a meal while on the trail. No cook camping meals are a great way to have a nutritious meal that does not require any prep and minimal cleanup. These no cook camping foods are a great way to feed your family without having to slow down to cook a full meal.

Homemade Granola


Granola is a long time trail favorite. It can be prepared in a number of ways ahead of time with a wide variety of ingredients and lasts for weeks if kept in an airtight container.

Some of the best ingredients to include in granola are oats, peanuts, almonds, raisins, brown sugar and your favorite dry fruits.

To keep your granola fresh while on the trail use an airtight container like the __________ or a zip lock bag.

Yogurt on the Trail


Yogurt is another trail favorite that requires no preparation and is very healthy, all you need is some yogurt from home, a cup, some fruit and a spoon. If you plan on eating yogurt make sure to keep it cool or else it may spoil.



While cookies may not be the healthiest meal while camping they do make a great snack.

Homemade chocolate chip cookies are an excellent source of calories and while you might not have milk nearby they are still sure to be a campsite favorite.

Trail Mix for Kids

Trail Mix for Kids

Feeding kids while camping can be difficult. Fortunately, trail mix can be made for kids using many of their favorite healthy and saved in zip lock bags.

Protein Bars

Protein Granola Bars

Protein bars are a quick and easy meal to eat while out on the trail. They are a good way to replenish lost calories and restock your body with needed nutrients.

Some of our favorite ingredients to include in protein bars are peanuts, peanut butter, dark chocolate and almonds.



Popcorn is not just for the movie theater. Make up a few bags on the stove using your favorite recipe and save it in some zip lock storage bags to enjoy later.

Homemade Cornbread


Cornbread is not your typical camping food but when you are on long camp outs it is important to stay well fed.

The cornbread recipe from Chowhound is a great way to have a healthy snack that only takes about 20 minutes to make before you leave on your trip.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are not just for Halloween, they are an excellent healthy snack that does not require any time to prepare while out camping.

The best pumpkin seeds come fresh from a pumpkin but if one is not available you can always grab a bag from your local grocery store.

Homemade Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

The Art of Manliness covers a great way to make homemade beef jerky for your next outdoor adventure.

Beef jerky is an addictive form of protein that takes no time to prepare and can be enjoyed by your entire group while out on the trail.

Apples and Bananas

Apples and Bananas

Apples, bananas and other fruits are a healthy snack when they are fresh and dried. They take little time to prepare and can even be eaten with a side of peanut butter, ranch or with some crackers.

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