Thursday, May 21, 2015

Healthy Eating While Camping

Healthy Eating While Camping

Healthy Eating While Camping

Hey there!!  It’s hard to believe this coming weekend will be Memorial Day weekend for most that means time off of work, relaxing, eating out traveling, weekend cocktails, etc.  You name it healthy eating and exercise will go on the back burner.  My goal as a coach is not only to inspire each of you to make the best choices but to hold myself accountability as well.  The rule for the weekend is 80/20!  I mean let’s face it if we end up with a camp fire in the backyard I will be enjoying a s’more and there isn’t a way to really eat a cleaner version, buy dark chocolate?  You get what I’m saying?  So what about the rest of the meals?  Here are some ideas as you might be looking at today as your Friday and headed to grocery shop for the weekend.
Cup Salad

Make it your way!!  what I like about this idea is the fact that you can make it ahead of time and there will be zero clean up while enjoying your weekend.  If your camping grill some chicken while others make hot dogs and add the chicken to your salad.
Ideas for filling your cup-
grape tomatoes
chopped broccoli
hard boiled eggs
snow peas
red and green bell peppers
cheese, crumbled or shredded
sunflower seeds
bacon bits
bean sprouts

Side Dish- Corn over the fire

Using the crockpot while enjoying time off-  Soup it is!  It's an easy way to prep ahead and keep on low while family and friends join you around the camp fire.

Here is my all time favorite clean eating soup recipe-
Crockpot Beef Barley

Next up foil wrapped Chicken Fajita
1-1/2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1-1/2 cups hot water
1 Tablespoon of Taco Seasoning
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips                                    
1/2 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Shredded Taco Cheese

Heat oven to 400ºF.
Fold up all sides of each of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil to form 1-inch rim; spray with cooking spray. Combine rice, water and taco seasoning; spoon onto foil. Top with remaining ingredients.
Bring up foil sides; fold to make 4 packets. Place in 15x10x1-inch pan.  Bake 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Cool 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening packets.
These are just a few ideas as the holiday weekend is right around the corner. Happy Camping!!  Hanging in the backyard!  Family, Friends, and good times.

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