Summer is nearing its close, and that means that so many people are fitting in the end-of-the-summer trips, both camping and backpacking. Going out into the world and adventuring is fun, especially when you’re with people you love being around. However, figuring out what foods to pack can be a bit of a struggle. So, we’ve made it easy for you! Here are some good foods that you can bring camping or backpacking! These are all meals that will keep you full and satisfied, as well. Plus, you can make most of these ahead of time. Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Also, check out these recipes and many others on the Food Monster App!

1. Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs

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This Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs by Jordan and Clark Cord is a skewered version of a classic French recipe using summer zucchini, squash, and eggplant. It’s a simple, but delicious kebab combination. Basically, this recipe makes it possible to enjoy ratatouille on a stick for maximum summer vibes. Just imagine – you’re chilling outside with a glass of rosé, listening to some Bob Marley tunes, and then bam! – you’re enjoying a delicious medley of summer’s finest veggies in portable, grilled form.

2. 15-Minute Tofu Scramble 

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Looking for a new breakfast recipe? This 15-Minute Tofu Scramble by Lenny Wu is perfect! It’s chock full of amazing ingredients and it only takes 15 minutes to make!

3. Trail Mix Energy Bites 


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Enjoy trail mix in bite form with these Trail Mix Energy Bites by Kat Condon! Made from rolled oats, cooked quinoa and loaded with nuts and dried fruit, these bites are a great energizing on-the-go snack!

4.No-Bake Trail Mix Popcorn Clusters 

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These easy-to-throw-together treats are totally adaptable and adorable! These No-Bake Trail Mix Popcorn Clusters by Christine DesRoches are a combination of all your trail mix favorites and fluffy popcorn. The popcorn clusters only take about 20 minutes to set in the freezer, making them a great party treat to make in a pinch.

5. Easy Pancakes 

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There are truly so many ways you can make pancakes cruelty free and delicious. And with fewer ingredients than traditional non-vegan pancakes, these Easy Pancakes by Stephanie Davies will be a lot cheaper to make too.

6. Mushroom and Spinach Sandwich 

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This Mushroom and Spinach Sandwich by Yana Chistyakova is so filling and delicious – full of yum spinach and mushroom patty.

7. Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich 

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One of the most common obstacles that my clients and readers face is TIME. There’s just simply not enough of it! Life is crazy, schedules change, we’ve got company, our kids need us…there’s always something that comes up! Even when we have the best intentions, sometimes there’s just no time for cooking! This Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich by Linda Wagner is one of my favorite go-to meals. It’s fast, super easy, and most importantly, DELICIOUS! The best part?! There’s absolutely NO COOKING involved!

8. Fruit Kabobs With Vanilla Dip 

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The sauce is made with cashews, bananas and a hint of vanilla. No added sugar or cream was used, making this a clean and healthy sweet! This Fruit Kabobs With Vanilla Dip by Crissy Cavanaugh is perfect to pack and bring on the go, as well!

9. S’mores Popcorn 

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This S’mores Popcorn by Robin Runner is a perfect mix of all your favorite snack foods both savory and sweet. It is a treat that the entire family is bound to fall in love with and will constantly be asking more of! So make sure that you make a generous serving!! You yourself will not be able to get enough!

10. Soft Peanut Butter Cookies 

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These Soft Peanut Butter Cookies  by Fabio Gallo are soft vegan peanut butter cookies are the ultimate cozy Sunday afternoon treat. These cookies are so yummy and easy to make. Topping these soft vegan peanut butter cookies with chopped roasted peanuts will give them additional crunch and flavor.

11. Chocolate Oatmeal and Nut Energy Bars 

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Oatmeal is one of the most used ingredients in breakfasts and to prepare healthy and satisfying snacks. The best option is energy bars, since you can customize them and add the ingredients that you like the most and they are very easy to take to work, school, gym or for a vegan picnic. These Chocolate Oatmeal and Nut Energy Bars by Yana Chistyakova are very quick to make and are delicious, perfect for chocolate lovers.

12. Peanut Butter Energy Bars 

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These Peanut Butter Energy Bars by Katherine Weltzien are as energizing as they are delicious! Blended with high nutrient foods like oats, goji berries, and cacao nibs, you can’t go wrong with these peanut butter energy bars.

13. Three Bean and Sweet Potato Chili 

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Break out your soup pot and fix up a batch of this colorful and satisfying Three Bean and Sweet Potato Chili by Jennifer Strohmeyer . It’s perfect for Game Day or to warm you up on a cold night!

14. Gluten-Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

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These Gluten-Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Angelina Papanikolaouare the best ever! They’re incredibly soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced with a hint of cinnamon.

15. Chocolate Tahini Protein Fudge 

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This easy 5-ingredient Chocolate Tahini Protein Fudge by Kat Condon is a no-bake high protein sweet treat! Gluten-free, vegan and paleo.

Need more camping ideas? Check out these simple meals  and these easy summer meals!

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