24 Easy Camping Meals to Pack for Your Next Getaway

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Spending time outside in nature is good for your health in so many ways. You’re active while having fun, getting plenty of fresh air and you can forget about your everyday worries. That’s why more people than ever are getting their RVs, campers, tents and sleeping bags ready for camping vacations. While you’re packing for your getaway, make sure to take along delicious and easy camping meals that satisfy the hearty appetite you work up outdoors!

These camping meals have to be quick and easy to prepare. But with limited freezer or cooler space, it can be hard to plan out your camping trip menu.

Good news: you can find 24 great camping meals on the Nutrisystem menu that are just right for camping trips! Whether you’re tenting out or “glamping” in your RV, we’ve got some smart and satisfying meals that you need to pack: Think grab-and-go goodies, shelf-stable entrees and tasty meals that are perfect for a portable camping stove or griddle.

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Heading out for a hike? Reach for one of these grab-and-go breakfast or lunch options.

1. Double Chocolate Muffin

Double Chocolate Muffin

Can you start your busy day with a chocolaty muffin and stay on track to your weight loss goal? Yes, you can with this ready-to-eat breakfast treat that’s loaded with fiber to keep you full for hours after you’ve finished.

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2. Chocolaty Fudge Graham Bar

Chocolaty Fudge Graham Bar

You don’t have to light a fire to enjoy the ultimate camping trip snack, s’mores, because this bar comes with plenty of rich chocolate and the sweet taste of graham crackers. And the 14 grams of protein will keep you going strong wherever the trail leads.

3. Peanut Butter Oat Bar

Peanut Butter Oat Bar

You get the satisfying crunch of peanuts, granola and crisps coated in creamy peanut butter in every bite of this chewy bar. Plus, the six grams of protein will fuel you up for a fun-filled day.

4. Harvest Nut Oat Bar

Harvest Nut Oat Bar

Trail mix is a staple for campers because it packs a lot of nutrition and flavor, but it’s light and easy to munch wherever you are. Harvest Nut Oat Bars have all the best ingredients in trail mix, including almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries, but it’s even more convenient to carry and eat.

5. Classic Tuna Salad

Classic Tuna Salad

If you want a lunch that powers you up but doesn’t weigh you down, take out the ready-to-eat Classic Tuna Salad. The protein-rich chunks of tuna are mixed with mayonnaise, onion, pickles and spices, plus water chestnuts to give it a bit of crunch. You can enjoy it on a whole grain roll or with crackers.

6. Chewy Trail Mix Bar

Chewy Trail Mix Bar

Hit the trails at the campground with a tasty trail mix bar! Featuring the perfect balance of chocolate, nuts and fruit, this hearty bar is a great lunch when you’re out in the wilderness without access to a microwave or stove. Cashews, almonds, peanuts, raisins and crispies come together with a thin layer of creamy milk chocolate.

7. Granola Cereal

Granola Cereal

Breakfast at the campsite needs to be simple and fast, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Kick off the morning with a bowlful of crunchy clusters made from rolled oats, puffed rice and a dash of cinnamon.

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8. Chocolate Chip Granola Bar

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar

Breakfast is ready whenever and wherever you are if you have this Chocolate Chip Granola Bar on hand. The real chocolate chips and rolled oats wake up your taste buds and power you through your morning!

9. Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry Muffin

Indulge in this classic golden-topped blueberry muffin, bursting with sweet, wild blueberry flavor. Ideal for a quick breakfast before a hike or a relaxing treat with your favorite coffee or tea in the wilderness.

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10. Biscotti Bites

Biscotti Bites

Start your camping day right with our delightful almond-pistachio Biscotti Bites, a perfect match for your morning coffee or tea. These crunchy treats blend the best of cookies and pastries, made with whole grains and free from artificial flavors or sweeteners. Enjoy a delicious and wholesome breakfast option!

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11. Red Pepper Chicken And Pasta Sauté

Red Pepper Chicken And Pasta Sauté

This protein-packed Nutrisystem dinner serves up an extra PowerFuel and Vegetable serving, helping to cut down on the groceries you lug along with you on your camping trip. It’s a simple skillet meal that you can easily cook up in a pan on your portable camping stove. Plus, it’s ready to enjoy in less than 10 minutes.

12. Merlot Beef With Root Vegetables

Merlot Beef With Root Vegetables

Stock up on this hearty, homestyle meal that’s filled with thick-cut beef, rustic root vegetables and rosemary potatoes. Trust us; it’s not your ordinary meat and potatoes dish. We pack in major flavor by simmering it in a rich red wine reduction.

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13. Bourbon-Style Chicken

Bourbon-Style Chicken

Did you know that you can easily make a restaurant-style meal while you’re camping? Our Bourbon-Style Chicken skillet dinner combines our sweet and tangy bourbon-style sauce with a hearty helping of seasoned chicken, roasted potatoes and crisp vegetables. It’s fancy made easy… perfect if you’re into “glamping!”

14. Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein

Get in your veggie servings while your camping with a sizzling stir-fry! This colorful Beef Lo Mein dinner makes it easy while spicing up your camping menu with the savory flavors of toasted sesame oil and soy sauce.

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15. Bistro-Style Toasted Ravioli

Bistro-Style Toasted Ravioli

Perfectly portioned and ready for your camping stove or electric griddle, this smart and satisfying toasted ravioli is a good source of protein to fill you up and fuel your day. These mouthwatering morsels are stuffed with a three-cheese blend of ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, then finished in a crispy coating of seasoned bread crumbs.

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16. BBQ Seasoned Chicken

BBQ Seasoned Shredded Chicken

The sweet and tangy flavors of barbecue seem just right for eating outdoors. With our BBQ Seasoned Chicken, you can whip up a filling wrap or sandwich in minutes that has all the flavor of a slow-cooked meal.

17. Mac and Cheese with Turkey Sausage

Mac & Cheese with Turkey Sausage

What could make Mac and Cheese even better? We added plenty of low-fat, high-flavor turkey sausage to the combo of tender noodles and cheesy sauce.

18. Harvest Grain Bowl

Harvest Grain Bowl

This dish gives you everything you need in one bowl to keep you going after an active day in nature. This hearty grain bowl combines vegetables with a wholesome blend of chickpeas, lentils, brown and wild rice and quinoa.

19. Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

When you sit down after an active day, you want a meal that fills you up, warms your belly and restores your energy. That’s just what you get with this meal, which features perfectly seasoned meatballs in a zesty tomato sauce and a blend of savory spices.

20. Thick Crust Pizza

Nutrisystem thick crust pizza

Your camping menu needs a hearty pizza with a thick crust! Ours is topped with tomato sauce, perfectly seasoned with Italian herbs and grated mozzarella cheese. The 10 grams of protein are sure to refill your tank after a day of hiking, biking, canoeing or other outdoor fun.

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21. Chili-Style Beans

Chili-Style Beans

If you bring out a bowl of this fragrant dish, you are sure to attract the interest of other campers looking for a taste of classic chili. Chili has always been a campground favorite because it is so flavorful and filling. This bowl of beans provides the taste you crave on those chilling camping evenings! It’s made with a mix of red beans and a savory beef stock that is sure to warm you up.

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22. Ravioli with Meat Sauce

Ravioli with Meat Sauce

When you’ve spent a long day outdoors working up a big appetite, you need hearty camping meals like this. Tender ravioli are stuffed with three cheeses and covered in a hearty meat sauce, so it’s sure to refuel your energy and keep you full.

23. Bean and Bacon Soup

Bean and Bacon Soup

No matter how far away you are from the kitchen, you can enjoy camping meals that taste just like they came off your stove. This Bean and Bacon Soup fills you up with navy beans, carrots and real, delicious bacon—just like you’d make it if you had the time.

24. Chicken Pasta Parmesan

chicken pasta parmesan

Comfort foods like this just seem to revive your energy and spirits when you’ve been going strong all day. You get chunks of tender white meat chicken, pasta, crushed tomato and diced green bell peppers with a blend of Romano and Parmesan cheeses.

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