I have slowly been getting back into the swing of things after camping for the last couple of days. As I mentioned in this post I really wanted to try to continue eating healthy even while on vacation camping. Eating healthy to change my lifestyle is a long-term goal that I am slowly working toward. I didn’t want to let myself fall while on vacation.
I feel that I actually did pretty well. I planned meals and snacks and took plenty of pictures of everything to document what we ate for a special What I Ate Wednesday Camping Edition!
I did have time set aside to plan healthy meals and snacks for Hailey and I to take camping. Plans changed a bit when Hailey became sick and came back home early from vacation with her dad. A trip to the doctor, some wonderful TLC from my mom, and Hailey was all better and ready to go!
Grandma and Hailey
I want to pat myself on the back here. Even though I ran short of time I still bought lots of fruits and veggies to bring along.
Healthy snacking for the car ride
We stopped at the grocery store right before leaving, and I chopped everything up at the campsite. Yay me for not giving into “no time” and just buying processed junk.
I bought broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and carrots to cut up and eat raw with my homemade veggie dip. Well, actually the recipe is from my Grandma Fran but I healthified (if healthified isn’t a word it is now!) it by using plain greek yogurt. I love watching Hailey eat all of these veggies! It makes me feel so good knowing that good stuff is getting into her body.
I brought along chicken meat that I had mixed with taco seasoning. It was leftover chicken that I froze purposely to bring along camping to make chicken tacos.
Ezekiel sprouted tortilla shell with chicken, spinach, tomato, avocado, cheese, and plain greek yogurt
I simply heated up the taco chicken in a tin foil pack over the fire, chopped up all of the toppings, and we ate! Avocado is my new favorite taco topping!
While I did eat some unhealthy things like hot dogs, sunchips, puppy chow, chocolate, and soda, I really feel that I ate a ton better than what I would call “normal” for camping. I am super proud of myself and feeling great.
Even though it was super hot, we did manage to do a little bit of walking. We also spent some time down on the beach.
The freezing cold lake didn’t bother Hailey much, but Jackson did not like it!
A typical meal for camping are “pizza things.” I looked for a healthier way to make these and this is what I came up with.
I used this as the pizza crust
I used fresh mozzerella cheese but didn’t have time to shred it. I tore it into chunks and it didn’t melt as well as it would have if it would have been shredded. Still tasted awesome and Hailey loved them too!
I also had various healthy snacks for campfire time. The munchies always seem to hit hard while sitting around the relaxing fire doing nothing. I wanted to be prepared!
We also enjoyed delicious fresh grilled corn on the cob. This turned out fantastic!
All in all it was a nutritionally aware camping trip. No rain, nice weather, lots of fun! And I am super proud of myself for the way I ate!