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Old 01-17-2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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Anyone out there have any good ideas for eating healthy while camping? We are trying to eat better and hit the gym this year, and know that when your camping, the food is a big part of it. We have tried the turkey bacon, and now trying the turkey hamburgers and brats.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Cook on the grill, or the fire. Amazing how much healthier that is over frying. We even grill country ham and bacon, but watch for flare ups with the bacon. Eat more fish. Grilled Salmon, Grouper, even flounder. Just lightly apply some olive oil and place on grill, maybe 3~5 minutes per side, doesn't take long. Good Luck.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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We do quite a few boneless chicken breasts. Usually when they are on sale we stock up. I'll filet them in half, sprinkle with a little garlic powder, lemon pepper and then grille. You can add barbeque sauce if you wish or just eat as is. I like to slice them and place in a wrap with lettuce, tomato and a little low-calorie ranch dressing. Man! Now I'm hungry!!!

I also marinate them occassionally in a zip lock bag with low calorie itallian dressing. Same thing with fish once in a while.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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Big Dawg,
We have been doing the "Healthier" eating for a while now. When we go camping, we just take the same foods we eat everyday. We might have one "special" meal, but otherwise, food is business as usual. (Not even snacks come with us!)

Oh yeah, and like Windrider said, grilling is the way to go!

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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Big Dawg,
We have been doing the "Healthier" eating for a while now. When we go camping, we just take the same foods we eat everyday. We might have one "special" meal, but otherwise, food is business as usual. (Not even snacks come with us!)

Oh yeah, and like Windrider said, grilling is the way to go!

John
same here - been eating better for over a year now and have lost lots of pounds. we also do one special meal.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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If you camp near the coasts, then find a good local fish market or better yet catch your own and enjoy the day doing it. We grill nearly eveything either over the fire or with the gas grill on the TT. Turkey is leaner than ground chuck, but it actually has a tad more cholesterol than beef. You may want to consider getting 93% lean ground beef for burgers and or bison ...I have had it and it is flavorful.

We tend to snack on nuts by the fire like peanuts, walnuts (great omega 3s) and the most wonderful psistacio versus chips and stuff like that.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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I have read all of the comments and agree with all..healthy is good. We do the boneless chicken breast as well..even BBQ them for the furkids.....BUT "I am camping" and not at work so for me, a little splurging is in order..hehe. And never miss cocktail hour while camping You know some whiskey is made of corn and that is a vegetable..now thats healthy.

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Old 03-01-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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Don't forget to continue your workout schedule. The best thing for your body is consistency so keep it going while camping.

You won't have your gym, so focus on something aerobic (swimming, biking, running, hiking).

Sorry to say that the current 30 minutes a day our government recommends is not enough so the morning coffee walk doesn't really count. One hour is great if you can work up to it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:49 AM   #9
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We have been going to the gym and eating better since the start of January. I have lost 28 lbs, and the wife 10 lbs. We plan on eating better on our trips this summer, and will get in lots of vegies, and use turkey for our burgers, brats, hot dogs, and even the bacon. (I think it taste more like jerkey than bacon)
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We eat the same when camping as at home, mostly chicken with some fish. 4 Oz of lean red meat a week and bacon once a week. Any bread we consume is 12 grain and pasta is whole wheat. We walk for at least an hour a day when we are camping.
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