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05-31-2009, 12:49 PM
I'm looking for some breakfast ideas for camping that will be easy. I want something that I won't have to cook and will keep okay in a cooler. I obviously want something that will fill me up. The only things I can think of are hard boiled eggs and apples with PB.

I always used to bring doughnuts for breakfast when we're camping... I can't even imagine doing that now!

05-31-2009, 12:57 PM
what if you made some healthy, high fiber muffins (like oatmeal applesauce muffins) and pack those in a tupperware or freezer bag?

those with a bit of protein (hard boiled egg, cheese string, handful of almonds, individual yogurts) should fill you up.

05-31-2009, 02:31 PM
How about cereal and fruit? There are many different kinds of milk that don't need refrigeration (non-dairy or otherwise.) You can even get cows milk in tetra packs that don't need refrigeration.

05-31-2009, 02:45 PM
As you have a cooler, here are some thoughts:

Yogert and fruit with 1-2 tbsp of all-bran cereal on top

Bran muffins

Whole grain buns with meats and cheese (as they do in Germany) - one of my camping favorites as the meat/lowfat cheese with bread is almost a perfect 40/30/30 meal)

Multigrain bread with sliced tomatoes, precooked crispy bacon, and non-fat mayo

Cottage cheese with fruit

Just some thoughts...


05-31-2009, 06:20 PM
I love these, when camping

06-01-2009, 12:39 AM
When we go camping breakfast consists of:

bagels, cream cheese, yogurt, fruit, tea, hot chocolate

06-01-2009, 03:44 PM
Well depends on your definition of cooking I guess but I love oatmeal. We usually heat some water up for instant coffee or hot chocolate anyway so making a bowl of oatmeal isn't any extra work and doesn't need to be refrigerated. Or we'll do cereal and milk the first morning and make sure to use up all the milk the first day so we don't have to worry about it going bad. Other than that oranges and good. Or pretty much any healthy breakfast bar or bread product you would normally eat.

06-02-2009, 11:26 AM
This does involve cooking, but you can do "omelettes in a bag". You only need to be able to boil water and the clean up is a snap. If you make with eggbeaters and pre-cooked veggies (prepped at home and kept in the cooler), it is highly diet-friendly. Here's the recipe:

Ziploc baggie omelets (take permanent marker!)
- 2 eggs (or eggbeaters)
- Your choice of add-ins (ham, bacon, onions, peppers, cheese, hash browns, etc.)

Set a large pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into the bag, and shake to combine them. Put in your ingredients and shake gently to combine. Before placing the bag in the boiling water, make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared to be amazed - it really works!