June 14, 2023

Delicious Campfire Recipes

General, Healthy Living, Leg / Vein Health, Nutrition

Eating around a campfire can be much healthier and tastier than hot dogs and beans. These delicious and healthy recipes are ones you may incorporate when you get back under your roof, and we’re OK with that. Enjoy National Camping Month with nachos, quesadillas and overnight oats!

Campfire Nachos

After a long day of hiking, fishing, kayaking or other favorite hobby to do in nature, these campfire nachos will satisfy your hunger in no time. Perfect for a snack or main course, top these nachos with your favorite meat for some added protein, or enjoy as the vegetarian option this recipe suggests!


1 ear corn on the cob, or 1 cup canned corn drained

Olive oil

11 ounces tortilla chips

15 ounces canned black beans, rinsed and drained

4 ounces canned mild diced green chiles

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese

Salsa, optional

Cilantro, optional

Avocado or guacamole, optional

Sour cream, optional

Lettuce, optional

Lime, optional

For the full recipe, visit The Live-In Kitchen.

Camping Chicken Quesadillas

To make camping easy for you and your family, this recipe can be completed at home. Just store the quesadillas and guacamole in a refrigerator or cold cooler for no longer than a day then cook over your open fire.


1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast

1 cup low-sodium black beans, rinsed

2 teaspoons chili powder

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

4 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas

1 ripe avocado

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

For the full recipe, visit EatingWell.

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

In April, we shared a blog highlighting overnight oats; now we’re bringing them to your campsite. Overnight oats can be prepared at your house before eating them the next morning after sleeping in your tent. This recipe should get you ready for another day of enjoying nature! 


1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter, warmed

1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons fat-free milk

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup mashed ripe banana

Optional: Sliced ripe banana and honey

For the full recipe, visit Taste of Home.

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