Our family loves to camp but having kids and camping is tough.
If you’ve ever been camping with kids you know exactly what I mean.
You have to plan for the best but expect the worst which means overpacking for essentials so you’re not stuck in the middle of the mountains when your child needs something.
The same goes for food.
Sure, roasting marshmallows for S’mores or even hot dogs over the fire are a given but those can get old fast.
With my kids being picky, we have to be strategic with what food items we pack and take with us camping.
If you’ve got a picky eater too, you’ll love these kid-friendly camping meals.
They are tasty, inexpensive, and easy to pack. A total win in any parent’s book!
The Best Camping Meals For Kids
Breakfast Camping Meals For Kids
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
These just require milk and eggs! They cook perfect over a fire too!
Silly Kid-Friendly Stegosaurus Breakfast
Fresh fruit, some pancake mix and some breakfast sausage is all this recipe takes. It's a fun breakfast idea for kids and one our boys love!
Kid Friendly Breakfast Sushi Recipe
You would never think of having sushi in the woods but this sushi combines bananas, fruity pebbles, and fresh blackberries to create a fun and colorful breakfast for kids.
Fruity Pebbles Parfait
Another great recipe for using those fruity pebbles is this parfait. Yogurt and Fruit pebbles is all you need to pack! Easy peasy!
Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites
These would be something to make ahead and put into a bag. Best part is, they'd be a super simple instant breakfast while camping.
Quick & Easy Breakfast Kabobs
These would be so simple to put together while camping. A grill or skillet over the fire could cook the sausage and mini pancakes then just add some fruit!
Lunch Camping Meals For Kids
Mac n Cheese Recipe for Camping
Prepare these mac and cheese cups at home and cook them over the fire while camping!
Turkey & Cheese Pinwheel Bites
So simple and kids love helping roll these!
Easy Slider Recipes: Simple Lunch Ideas for Kids
These are simple make while camping and require only a few ingredients!
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups - Snack Idea for Kids!
Super easy to pack string cheese, meat and toothpicks to make these.
Pizza Crackers Lunchable
Forget the lunchables with tons of sodium, and make your own!
Turkey Bacon Ranch Cucumber Sandwiches
Easy to make and even easier to travel with!
Dinner Camping Meals for Kids
Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipes | Camping Recipes
It's a cross between nachos and pizza. It can't get any better than this.
These are so easy to make and easy to clean up too!
Campfire Pizza with Veggies
You may not be able to order pizza while camping but you can sure make your own!
Sausage and Gravy Hobo Dinner
You literally throw everything into the foil and cook it over the fire!
5 One-Pan Sausage Dinners!
Take your cast iron skillet and turn it into a pan that can make an entire meal for the family!
Snacks for Camping with Kids
Healthy Snail Snack- Perfect for Preschoolers!
Apples, celery, peanut butter and some licorice (or raisins) is all you need to make these!
Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Banana peanut butter bites are the perfect go to snack.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bite Size Kabobs
These are adorable.
Make HAYCORN ~ A Tasty Trailmix Snack
So easy - make popcorn over the fire and add some pretzels, then you have a tasty snack mix!
Easy Goldfish® Crackers Snack
Again with the celery, but this time add cream cheese and goldfish. By the way, Goldfish are the perfect snack by themselves.
No Bake Apple Donuts - Fork and Beans
Apples and toppings make for an easy and tasty snack!
As you can see from the lists, you can strategically plan for the meals. You’ll mostly want a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables to make most of these meals.
By the way, if you’re interested in making sandwiches or snacks into fun, bite-sized shapes, I cannot recommend getting this Fun Bites Food Cutter. My boys love them and they make fun shapes for all sorts of food (mostly sandwiches).