Camping snacks

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We’re going to focus here on camping snacks that are easy, relatively healthy, and kid-friendly. If you’re looking for fancy home-cooked treats to take camping, check out Epicurious’s list. Trader Joe’s, if you’re lucky enough to live near one, has particularly bountiful camping snacks.

  • Chips with salsa or guacamole
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts: mixed, marcona almonds with rosemary, chocolate-covered . . . the possibilities are endless
  • Trail mix – here are some great mixes you can make at home
  • Cheese with crackers or sliced meat
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Apple slices with peanut or cashew butter (or Nutella, if you feel like you deserve it)
  • Hummus with pre-cut veggies
  • Hard-boiled eggs (don’t forget salt & pepper!)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Berries or pre-sliced fruit to eat alone or with yogurt (will do double duty as part of breakfast recipes)
  • Peanut butter granola pinwheels
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • Granola bars (especially s’mores flavor!)
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Baked apple chips (the Bare line is great)
  • Yogurt, possibly with granola sprinkled on top
  • No-bake protein energy balls
  • Dried or freeze-dried fruit
  • Assorted olives
  • Pickles


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