Easy Vegetarian Camping Food

easy vegetarian camping food

The key to easy vegetarian camping food is proper planning – know your budget, what equipment you’ll have available, how much space you’ll have and what everyone wants to eat. It’s easy to over-complicate your camping diet but as long as you plan carefully you will be ok.

Making vegetarian camping food a breeze.

Here are some questions to ask yourself before you start planning:

  • What equipment will I be able to use? There’s no use bringing food you won’t be able to cook, so make sure you know what you’ll be using on-site.
  • How many meals shall we buy on-site? Buying meals for the whole family can be prohibitively expensive if you’re doing it for the whole holiday. You could compromise by just buying one or two meals.
  • What does everyone want to eat? Go around the family and ask them all for one suggestion each. Show them the packing list at the end of this post to help inspire them!

Need more inspiration? Check out these three recipes to try!

Top three vegetarian camping recipes.

  1. Cheesy scrambled egg croissants from BBC GoodFood.
  2. Pasta with sun-dried tomato paste and foraged greens – Ian’s idea!
  3. Choco-Peanut Tortilla Smores. My idea, but one my kids are practically drooling over. Yum!

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Vegetarian food essentials to pack.

  • Tortillas
  • Nut butters
  • Chocolate spread
  • Microwave rice pouches
  • Bombay mix
  • Falafel mix
  • Instant oat sachets
  • Noodles
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Vegan high fibre bars such as Nakd
  • Vegetarian marshmallows
  • Long life dairy free milk
  • Spaghetti or other pasta
  • Vegetarian/vegan pesto
  • Eggs
  • Tinned or dried veggies

vegan vegetable curry

If you have a cool box, it might be worth packing in a few home made, frozen ready meals. A batch of my Easy Vegan Vegetable Curry always goes down a treat!

What are your go-to camping meals? Let me know!

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