Camping lunch and snack ideas

It is time for week three of The Great Gluten Free Campout!  I am so excited to participate in The Great Gluten Free Campout.  Four bloggers over four weeks have partnered to bring you a full range of recipes:  Breakfasts, Desserts, Sides and Snacks, and Campfire Classics.  Each blogger will be hosting a category.  Last week I hosted breakfast featuring Box Oven Muffins and Eggs and for dessert week I made Box Oven S’more Brownie Bars.  This week is all about sides and snacks.

When we camp, I don’t generally plan a menu as such, as decide what from each category below to bring.  For a weekend trip I may pack a different  protein/carb/fruit and veggie/snack mix for each day or to last a few days each on a longer trip.  Packing a variety of snacks keeps things interesting, cravings down, and offers a mix of nutrients to fuel you on those long hikes, or lazy float times in the canoe.  What do you bring for lunch when you camp?


Lunch/hiking snacks: (Pick something from each category for each day)


GFCF turkey sticks or summer sausage (I like to get nitrate free ones, if possible)

GFCF jerky (I make my own, but you can get nitrate free, gluten free kinds at health food stores or by ordering on the net)

Peanut butter/nut/sun butter (you can get this in little packets now – awesome for camping!)


Hard boiled eggs

Nuts or seeds


protein/fruit/carb mix:

gorp (good old raisins and peanuts or any mix of dried fruit and nuts)

snack mix (I like mixing gluten free pretzels, banana chips, almonds, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds with something fun yet sturdy, like gluten free animal crackers or a gluten free cereal with a larger shape)


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Rice crackers or homemade crackers

Small gluten free cookies cookies or sweet crackers (like gluten free grahams

Any left over gluten free biscuits, pancakes or rolls from breakfast

Noah’s rolls

Granola bars (I am loving these crispy and chewy ones from Naomi right now!)

Gluten free pretzels


Homemade Fruit Leather with Toppings


Dried fruit

Fruit leather (plain or topped)

Fruit (nothing too soft and delicate – think sturdy, like and apple!)

Veggie sticks (broccoli, carrots, celery, etc.)

Kale chips



Want more great recipes? Check out my other blogger friends, who are hosting the rest of today’s meals:

BreakfastCampfire Biscuits and Gravy by Naomi at Better Batter Flour

Dessert:  Stuffed Bananas by Gluten Free and Loving It

Sides and Snacks:  List of Unrefrigerated Snacks by Angela’s Kitchen (hey, that’s me!)

Open Fire:  Rick’s Cowboy Meatloaf by The Accidental Okie

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Thanks to everyone who has shared recipes for the Great Gluten Free Swap so far:

BreakfastBox Oven Blueberry Muffins and Eggs, by Angela’s Kitchen

Caramel Rolls and Easy Sticky Buns, by Gluten Free and Loving It

Make-ahead Campfire Oatmeal by Rachel at The Gluten Free RD.

Next Day Frittata and Two Day GFDF Camping Menu  from Stormy at Maoombo.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes from Adina Marguerite at Gluten Free Travelette

Overnight Soaked Pancakes and a Two Day Whole Foods Camping Menu Plan from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship.


DessertCampside Peach Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Two Ways, by The Accidental Okie

Box Oven S’more Brownie Bars, by Angela’s Kitchen


Sides and Snacks:  Easy Loaded Baked Potato Salad, by The Accidental Okie 

Super Chewy Granola Bars (Quaker Chewy Clone) and Poe Valley Granola Bars (Nature Valley Clone) by Naomi at Better Batter Flour


Open FireLemon Pepper Packet Fish and Veggies, by Gluten Free and Loving It

Chicken Stew and Camping GFCF by Kim at Thriving Gluten Free 

Wood Fired Box Oven Pizza by Naomi at Better Batter Flour


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