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Healthy Camp Fire Recipes

By | Healthy Snacks, Nutrition, Uncategorized

That was quite a response we got last week for suggestions of what you’d like to see in this blog! If you have more suggestions please click on the link above and share yours with us!  It’ll probably take us all summer to use them all…..but we thought Mandy’s request for some healthy campfire recipes should start us off for all you summer campers. I absolutely love camping and cooking outdoors….to be able to keep the family fed and still be outside is the best of both worlds :). Dustin said we’ll do another week of just grilling, so this week we will try to zero in on what we can do with just an actual campfire and see how creative we can all get.  I’ll start us off with about the most basic recipe there is and trust that not everybody has heard of it already.

THE PACKET PLAN:

1 medium potato, thinly sliced
2 carrots, scrubbed and thinly sliced
¼ lb lean hamburger, ground turkey, or cubes of chicken breast
Bermuda onion, thinly sliced
Favorite seasonings
Heavy duty alum. foil

Pile these ingred. up on a large square of foil, in the order given, making a patty of the meat. I have not actually done this in live coals, just the grill, but I think using the heavy duty foil, it should work fine with careful handling. Use enough foil to bundle it all up with lots of folds to avoid juices leaking out when you turn it for even cooking. Depending on how thinly you sliced things, half an hour cooking should do it. This is also very tasty without any meat, if you want to use it as a side to perhaps a fish fry.

Another variation could be a slice of ham, sweet potatoes, and a slice of canned pineapple.

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