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How to Stay Healthy When You’re Camping

By on July 12, 2017 in Diet, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

What could be better than packing up a tent and sleeping, then heading out to the great outdoors? Getting closer to nature is a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and reset, despite the lack of showers, camping can be a very cleansing experience and if you’re from a large city, spending time away from the noise and light pollution will do you a world of good. Unfortunately, because of space constraints and a lack of electricity, it can be easy when camping to load up on carbs and sugar, which can undo all those good feelings. Here are some tips you can use to make sure your next wilderness adventure is as healthy as possible:

  • Think ahead and make frozen meals like chili (be sure to use lots of beans, and a lean protein like turkey). Pack it in individual tupperware or freezer bags and heat over a camp stove or fire-bonus: they can replace ice in your cooler
  • For snacking, use the frozen trick again and freeze batches of grapes. Also, Focus on things like pretezels, nuts, or popcorn (and make sure they’re all low sodium) instead of greasy chips or sugary dried fruits. Fill containers with carrot and celery sticks for easy snacking, but stay away from things like apple or pears that will brown and be unappetizing
  • Be sure to drink lots of water, pack more than you think you’ll need in case there’s not a reliable water source and be sure to freeze some and use them to keep your food cool
  • S’mores are a camping must, and I would never say don’t have them, but try to boost the health factor by adding fresh fruit like bananas or strawberries, and be sure to use dark chocolate. Also consdier shopping around for a healthier cookie base than the traditional graham cracker, there are lots of tasty whole grain or gluten free options if you’re willing to spend a little time huntin

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