Excuse my laziness/sleepiness this morning. Last night after work, my friend Megan and I headed out to a movie. We had a BLAST like always!
…and then I crashed and nudged myself out of bed this morning.
Because it’s the WEEKEND! The first weekend I’ve had off in a little over a month. I’ve got plans!
Remember our friends, Pat and Janice?
We are headed out camping this weekend!
Healthy Foods To Eat When Camping:
Ready To Eat Foods:
Nuts can be purchased shelled or in their shells. Some nuts, such as walnuts will need a nut cracker to get out the meaty part of the nut. Pistachios and peanuts can easily be shelled while out camping. Nuts contain mostly protein and some carbohydrates and fiber, write Frances Sizer and Eli Whitney in “Nutrition Concepts and Controversies.” Fruits such as apples, bananas and grapes are easy to pack and don’t require any preparation. Granola bars and trail mix also provide carbohydrates and protein and are easy to store and ready to eat.
Easy To Prepare Meals:
Peanut butter is easy to take along and can be spread onto bread or tortillas, vegetables, fruit or even eaten by itself. Peanut butter will keep a person full longer because it contains a good source of protein and when paired with bread, fruits or vegetables that provide carbohydrates, a person can have a well-balanced snack that provides energy. If a small camping stove is available, eggs can easily be cooked for a meal. Have eggs with two pieces of bread to add carbohydrates. Instant pasta is easy to prepare, adding hot water, dried vegetables and sauce.
Family Camping Meals:
A healthy breakfast can include instant pancakes, prepared by mixing water and cooked on a griddle or stove. Serve pancakes with fruit to add vitamins and nutrients. For a healthy lunch, cook pasta and mix with tuna, vegetables and sauce. This will provide protein, carbohydrates and a serving of vegetables. Grilled chicken or fish are healthy and provide a healthy dinner. In place of hamburger meat, use turkey patties, which are lower in saturated fat. Saturated fat is unhealthy fat that is linked to cardiovascular disease, reports MayoClinic.com. Camping would not be the same without a S’more, but for a healthier option, make them with whole grain graham cracker, a marshmallow and two pieces of dark chocolate.
Excuse me while I go addict myself to caffeine again to wake myself up a little!