With or without dietary restrictions, camping takes some advance food planning. Cooking for you could mean using a small kitchen in your RV, using portable camping stoves, a grill, or just a campfire. Our camping this summer is going to be a little of each, and I’ve already gotten some ideas from this month’s roundups of Road Trips, Grilling, and Picnics. I’ll also be browsing through Angela’s many posts about camping.
The must-have foods for our camping trips are hot dogs or sausages and s’mores. I mean, really, what is easier and more satisfying than cooking food on a stick over a fire? For s’mores, I like to keep a box of Schar Gluten Free Honeygrams on hand. They have the best taste and texture you’ll find for a gluten-free graham cracker substitute. Of course, you can always use gluten-free cookies, if you can’t find gluten-free graham crackers.
What do you like to cook while camping? Come back next week as we talk about eating out while on summer vacation.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Tuesday – Eating in the Park: Roasted Chicken Legs, Chips, Carrots, Fruit Kabobs
Friday – Grilled Burgers, Foil-Packets of Vegetables
Saturday – Grilled Fish Tacos, Avocado Salsa
Father’s Day – Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Potato Slices
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
If you’re camping in an RV or a cabin with electricity this summer, don’t forget to bring along your slow cooker! Spend the day hiking, fishing, etc. and come back to your campsite with a meal already cooked. I don’t know if Melissa is planning any camping this summer, but she has lots of slow-cooker recipes on her menu this week: Spanish Rice with Sausage and Veggies, Chicken and Rice Soup, Pumpkin Chili, Meatloaf and Potatoes, and Sloppy Joes.
The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is thinking about s’mores, too. Besides the Schar brand of crackers, she’s also on the lookout for Kinnikinnick S’moreable Crackers. It has a tougher texture, but is usually easier to find in the stores (try Target). Lori also recommends Hobo Packs for cooking on the grill or on an open fire. For her menu this week, she’s planning Chili, Southwestern Salad, Chicken Nuggets, Tofu Tostadas, Simple Weeknight Chicken with a Greek Salad, and Chili Nachos.
Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus with us this week.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Join us again next week at CeliacFamily for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for eating out while on vacation.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.
Need more menu ideas?
- Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
- Or, check out some of my past menu plans.