Camping Menus: How to eat healthy and homey out in the wilderness
Our family loves camping in the summer. When I was a little girl we used to always take road trips to different cities in the U.S. and camp along the way. Now that I have my own family we are continuing the tradition and sometimes recruiting friends and family for the festivities. We just returned from a camping trip in Bishop, California, and we're headed out this weekend to Mono Hot Springs. We thought we'd share some of our fave camping meals based on quantities for a family of four.
Whole Wheat Chicken Fajitas
with red peppers, onions, black olives, corn
served with guacamole and chips
What to bring for fajitas:
-2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
-salt and pepper
-1/2 lime (reserve other half for guacamole)
-1 red pepper, cut into strips
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-1 small can black olives
-1 can corn
-olive oil or butter
-1 dozen whole wheat tortillas
-1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Heat the chicken in a skillet with oil or butter. Squeeze lime on top. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a pot or different skillet, saute pepper, onion and corn in olive oil.
3. Meanwhile heat tortillas over the chicken skillet or on a grill over the fire.
4. Set up a fajita-building station and serve with guacamole & chips.
Trader Joe's sells a "guacamole kit," including all these neccesities and then you need your own spices.
-1 green onion or shallot, chopped
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 tomato, diced
-1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
-blue organic tortilla chips
-1 small bunch cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Mush together with a fork and serve.
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