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Published Monday, July 06, 2009

No Cooking Camp MealsWho doesn't like a good meal in the great outdoors? We all enjoy the smell of pan-fried catfish fillets, the taste of yummy breakfast burritos and the sticky goodness of fire pit bananas.

But sometimes those meals are not practical. You may be in an area that doesn't allow campfires or you are on a day trip and stopping for a picnic lunch. Sometimes you're going ultralight and don't want to pack the extra weight and bulk of a cook kit. Perhaps you are at home and need meals after a hurricane or other natural disaster that knocked out electricity for several days.

Whatever the reason, you need to eat - and eat well - but without cooking.

That's where we are here to help with Ten No Cook Camping Meals. These go way beyond your ordinary cereal with dry milk and cold Spamwich. Most of these meals use a few fresh fruits and vegetables but nothing that requires refrigeration.

Are you ready to eat?



CANNED CHICKEN


It's a Wrap - Chicken Salad

1 can of chunk chicken, drained
1/4 can peas, drained
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 green onions, diced
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
4 packets of mayonnaise (approx 2 oz total)
Flour tortillas
Salt and pepper

Directions: In a bowl combine ingredients, mix together. Salt and Pepper to taste. Divide chicken salad mixture evenly on tortilla and roll up. That's it!




Sweet Chicken Salad

1 can of chunk chicken, drained
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
4 packets of mayonnaise (approx 2 oz total)
4 packets of sweet relish
Flour tortillas or pita bread
Salt and pepper

Directions: This one is easy and doesn't require any fresh veggies. In a bowl combine ingredients, mix together. Salt and Pepper to taste. Divide chicken salad mixture evenly on tortillas or pitas. Enjoy!




Light My Fire Chicken Crackers

1 can of chunk chicken, drained
6 packets of mayonnaise (approx 3 oz total)
1/4 small can of jalapeno or green chile pepper slices, drained
1 tomato, diced
1 green onion, diced
Ritz or other crackers
Salt and pepper

Directions: In a bowl combine chicken, mayo, jalapeno and onion. Mix together. Salt and Pepper to taste. Spread on crackers. Don't prepare this an plan on paddling or hiking immediately afterward. Depending upon how many jalapenos you use, it has a quite a kick!





CANNED TUNA


Islander Tuna Salad

1 can of tuna, drained
1 small can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 green onion, diced
1/4 cup of celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of pecans, lightly chopped
6 packets of mayonnaise (approx 3 oz total)
2 packets of dijon mustard (approx 1 oz)
Dash of red (cayenne) pepper
Ritz or other crackers

Directions: In a bowl combine ingredients and mix. Spread on crackers. Who would have thought that pineapple and tuna fish will work together to form a delicious spread for crackers? If you just can't do the tuna, use chicken instead.



Fake Waldorf Tuna Sandwich

1 can of tuna, drained
1 apple, cored and chopped
1/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of nuts (walnuts or pecans)
4 packets of mayonnaise (approx 2 oz total)
1/4 cup of celery, chopped (optional - if you have it)
Pita Bread

Directions: In a bowl combine ingredients and mix. Fill pita bread with mixture. That was easy!



Spicy Scavenger Tuna Wrap

1 can of tuna, drained
4 packets of mayonnaise
2 packets of salsa or horseradish (think outside the box)
1/2 packet of yellow mustard
1/2 packet of lemon juice
Flour tortillas
Salt and pepper

Directions: Now I can't recommend that you scavenge local restaurants for packets of condiments but that is one way to get them. Like most of these recipes, combine ingredients in bowl and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread on tortilla and it's a wrap!






VEGGIE SPECIALS


Bohemian Veggie Pita

1 large avocado, peeled and cubed
1 small can of roasted red peppers
1 tomato, diced
4 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into cubes
1/2 bag of spinach leaves
1/4 cup of chopped red onion (optional)
2 packets of balsamic vinegar
Pita Bread

Directions: In a bowl combine avocado, peppers, tomato and cheese and mix together. Add vinegar. Line pita with spinach and fill with mixture. Peace out!




Greek Veggie Pita

1 bag of spinach leaves
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup of red or green onion, chopped
1/2 cup of feta cheese (if you can get it-optional)
Pita Bread
Salt and pepper

Directions: In a bowl mix cucumber, tomato, onion and cheese. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Line pita with spinach and fill with mixture. Yum!







DESSERTS

Diced Apple Dessert

2 apple sauce cups (8 oz total)
2 bananas, sliced
1 chocolate bar, cut or broken into small pieces
1/4 cup of nuts (peanuts, walnuts)

Directions: In bowl mix all ingredients. Spoon onto dinner plates and enjoy!



Apple Sauce Parfaits

2 apple sauce cups (8 oz total)
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 small can of chunk pineapple
1/2 cup dried blueberries or cherries
1/4 cup of nuts (peanuts, walnuts)

Directions: Spoon a layer of apple sauce into cup. Add layer of graham cracker crumbs. Add layer of fruit and nuts. Repeat until full.



There you have it. Ten delicious and easy to make no cooking required camp recipes. By following the directions and a few simple ingredients such as canned chicken and tuna, apples and restaurant sized packets of mayonnaise you can eat like a king!

Got your own no cooking recipes or a modification of one of ours? Add them in a comment below.


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riverrat352 on 5/1/2012 11:01am
Dried bananna chips dipped in peanut butter. . . Super quick. . . Super easy. . . sugars, fat, protein and potassium, to help ya get thru those last few miles.
ptpdls on 8/13/2009 6:09pm
Some great ideas there. I also have grilled at home salmon and wrapping it up to use later and mixing into a salad. I use it the first night.