Be sure to include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on your family camping meals grocery list. Nourishing fruits and veggies boost your energy and serve as sides and snacks for your family to eat during a camping trip. Many vegetables can be eaten raw, like celery, carrots, radishes, cucumbers and peppers, or dipped in dressing or hummus for a healthy snack. Store whole or chopped vegetables in a cooler and cook them with meats for delicious nighttime campfire meals.
Due to bruising, keeping fruits fresh can be a challenge during a camping trip. However, whole fruits like apples, pears, oranges, grapes and cherries keep well and taste great when kept at a cool temperature in the ice chest. Remember the importance of cutting up fruits and vegetables before you leave home in order to easily prepare meals at the campsite. Chop several varieties of fruit ahead of time, like melons, pineapples, peaches and strawberries, and store them on ice in sealed plastic bags inside the cooler.