Camping lunch ideas

What should you bring for lunch while you’re camping? Some hard-core foodies may want to cook fancy meals, but most campers are content with easy-to-prepare camping lunches. In our family, snack food usually suffices for lunch. In addition to those options, we list below some camping lunches that are simple, tasty, healthy, and kid-friendly. Pair with lemonade, sparkling water, or iced tea, then enjoy some gourmet cookies for dessert to make lunch a special treat!

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (try these ideas for livening up this old standby)
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Cheese, meat, fruit, nut, and olive board
  • Yogurt with granola, fruit, and nuts
  • Fruit salad made with canned or pre-sliced fruit and sweetened condensed milk
  • Apple slice and peanut butter “sandwiches”
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Three bean salad
  • Egg salad sandwich
  • Green bean salad
  • Cucumber and cheese pinwheels
  • Deviled eggs paired with coleslaw or pasta salad


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