Cooking in the great outdoors can be fun or tedious and overwhelming.  Whether you are tent camping or in an RV cooking without all the luxuries of a full size kitchen can result in some challenges.

If you are trying to squeeze in one last outdoor adventure before the weather turns too cold to camp you should check out these make ahead recipes.  Sometimes I freeze the food that I prepare at home and other times I just keep it in a cooler or the RV fridge until we are ready to eat, it usual depends on the length of the trip.  I love cooking and warming up these foods over the campfire in a cast iron skillet.  All the recipes are found below.

Egg Muffins  greek egg muffins recipe keto low carb

Mini Date Muffins  healthy recipe date oat mini muffin

Protein Peanut Butter Roundsprotein peanut butter snack rounds

Buffalo Chicken Dipbuffalo chicken dip celery appetizer

Corn and Black Bean Saladeasy corn and black bean salad dinner side full of flavor recipe meal

Sloppy Joes – I put this one in a throw away foil container and cook it over the campfire and there is very little clean up involved.  You can serve it on buns or eat it more like a chili.  Turkey Sloppy Joe on plate

What are your favorite meals to make before you go camping?

greek egg muffins recipe keto low carb

Greek Egg Muffins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10


  • 12 Eggs
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup Spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Feta Crumbles
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl whisk eggs. Add all other ingredients to the eggs and mix well.
  • Grease muffin pan and pour egg mixture to the top of each individual spot (depending on the size of the eggs used you will fill between 8-12).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. Serve warm. These can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days and reheated.


healthy recipe date oat mini muffin

Date Oat Mini Muffins

Course Desserts, Side


  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Whole Pitted Dates
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Add all ingredients to blender except chips and blend throughly.
  • Add 3/4 cup of the chips to the mixture and stir.
  • Grease mini muffin tin and pour mixture evenly into each muffin cup. Add 1-3 of the remaining chips to each one.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. Let cool and serve. These are good warm or cool and tasty with or without butter.


protein peanut butter snack rounds

Protein Peanut Butter Rounds

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 2 balls per serving


  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • dash sea salt


  • Combine ingredients in a bowl, stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Use your hands to roll into small balls. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator.


buffalo chicken dip celery appetizer

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 12.5oz can canned chicken, drained
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1.5 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded


  • Combine all ingredients in a pot. Cook on low to medium heat, stirring continuously to throughly mix.
  • Serve with crackers or celery.


corn and black bean salad easy recipe

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Course Salad, Side
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 2 (15oz) can Black Beans
  • 2 cups Corn Kernels
  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 TBSP fresh Parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • dash Sea Salt & Pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and thoroughly mix together. Keep tossing to make sure ingredients are throughly mixed and coated with all spices.
  • We prefer this salad cold over room temperature. You can eat this is a salad or use it as a dip to eat with blue corn chips.


Turkey Sloppy Joe on plate

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1.5 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • .5 cups bbq sauce
  • .5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • as needed salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns optional


  • In large skillet heat olive oil, bell pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey to skillet and mix with vegetables until turkey is fully cooked.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, worcestershire, bbq sauce and spices to turkey mixture. Reduce temperature to low and stir (mixing well) to combine.
  • Serve on hamburger buns or in a bowl without bun as a low carb option.


4 Servings without Bun
Nutrition: Calories:262  Fat:10  Carbohydrates:28g  Fiber:5g  Protein: 25g

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