Easy protein-based options for camping food?
November 5, 2011 7:50 PM Subscribe
Next month I'm going on a two-week camping trip in New Zealand with Flying Kiwi
, a tour company I've used before and enjoyed. My main gripe last time was the food: carbs, carbs, carbs all day long! Cereal and toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta and rice-based dinners most nights along with some beer and cider.
I'm looking for easy protein-based alternatives that I can stash in my stuff and turn to whenever I need a break from the carb onslaught.
posted by adamk to food & drink (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I get it... this is not a fancy hotel. We're camping in tents in beautiful national parks and nature reserves. It's dead simple for a tour company to buy a few loaves of bread and a few boxes of cereal, provide us a toaster and peanut butter and say "breakfast is served!". It's just that after multiple days of eating carbs all day long, I tend to feel gross... even if we are hiking and biking in nature all day long.
At home or when I have access to restaurants, I tend to eat eggs and veggies for breakfast, salads with lean meats for lunch, and then anything I feel like for dinner. Plenty of protein, limited carbs.
The tour company is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, but as this is more of a preference (I don't REQUIRE a gluten-free diet by any means) I don't feel like making it their problem. I guess I'd be looking for more breakfast and lunch-based options, as I'm fine to join the group for dinner.
I'll have access to a supermarket every day or two, have a very basic kitchen prep area, and will be sharing a cooler with everyone else on the tour for drinks and anything else we want to keep cold. I'd rather not be eating cans of tuna every day, either.
So, hive mind, any great ideas? Cheese and nuts seem easy, perhaps some extra deli meats for myself... eggs seem difficult.