11 Simple Family Camping Recipes

Some of my greatest memories growing up were the times spent camping with my family; riding bikes, swimming in the lake and, of course, sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows and eating s'mores. Sadly, now that I'm all grown up with kids of my own, I realize that we can't live on s'mores the whole time we're camping.

Finding the right food for camping can be tricky. The ideal recipe really depends on how much space you have to store food and if you'll have access to a refrigerator or a cooler with ice.

You'll want to do some food prep beforehand—chopping vegetables, preparing and storing salads in storage containers or mixing marinades for meats—so they'll be ready to use when needed. Since my kids are always hungry and always on the go, I like to make easy, portable snacks ahead of time, too.

No matter what you prep or plan for meals, it's guaranteed to be delicious, because everything is better when you're camping.

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