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Camp Recipes - Vegetarian Cooking

01 May 2023
5 minutes

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures; perhaps even more so when camping. We don’t know why, but it seems everyone agrees food tastes better outside. But as every modern camper knows, there’s more to camp food than sausages. And this is especially the case for vegetarians.

Here are our top picks for superb vegetarian camping fare.

Tasty Toast

Not just any toast. French toast! This vegan French Toast recipe from Fresh off The Grid is extra special because it has NO ingredients that need refrigeration. Yep, we mean milk, butter and eggs. So if you’ve left the esky at home, this is a breakfast go-to. And don’t worry if your bread is a few days old; stale (and unsliced bread) actually works better for this one.


Photo: Fresh off the Grid

Lentils for lunch

Many campers prefer to keep lunch simple: sandwiches, wraps or some takeaway. But for those days when it’s chilly, or you just want to make a meal of it, it’s hard to go past soup. This lentil and vegetarian soup from Taste is sure to hit the spot. Our advice? Make it at home beforehand and then heat up to feed the hungry hoards.


Photo: Taste

One-Pot Perfection

One-pot pasta is the best thing ever for an easy meal, especially when camping. Pop the ingredients and a bit of liquid in the pot, turn on the heat, give it a serious stir and wallah! This one-pot pasta primavera from Oh-My-Veggies is the epitome of a one-pot-wonder. Just make sure to bring a decent-sized pot so you can fit in all the goodness.


Photo: Oh My Veggies

Sweet as a peach

Most desserts are vegetarian already, right? So here’s a vegan option from The Pioneer Woman, Grilled Peaches and Pecans. Perfect for those warm summer evenings when the peaches are sweet, juicy and cheap. Serve with your favourite vegan ice-cream.


Photo: The Pioneer Woman

Stacks of snacks

There are plenty of choices for vegetarian camp snacks. You can make your own for a healthier option or buy them ready to go. Just make sure you bring plenty of them. Our top snack picks are

  1. Fresh fruit
  2. Veggie sticks with hummus
  3. Homemade trail mix
  4. Pretzels, rice crackers, popcorn
  5. Muesli bars

And speaking of muesli bars, here’s a recipe from Kidspot for ‘Pirate Muesli Bars’, bursting with goodness and deliciousness.


Photo: Kidspot

Food is an important part of any holiday. With a little bit of planning, it’s simple to eat well while camping, and this goes for vegetarians too.

Try some of these hearty and delicious vegetarian camping foods on your next visit to Reflections Holidays. Enjoy!

Check out more camp recipes here