Getting ready for a camping trip can be exhausting. Usually you have to plan your meals ahead of time since you probably won’t be doing a lot of shopping or eating out. Today, I’ll show you some super easy camping meal prep ideas that are all plant based!

Plant Based Meal Prep

First of all I want to share with you briefly what a plant based diet consists of. “Plant based” diets are growing quickly and it makes me so so happy! It’s the diet part of being vegan and I love that more people are showing concern for their health and this planet we live on by eating more plant based foods and less animal products.

Read more about plant based vs. vegan over in this post: Vegan Lifestyle of Plant Based Diet?


If diving into that vegan lifestyle isn’t what you’re ready for yet, that’s okay! It took me 6 months to finally commit to veganism – now I can never see myself going back! Everyone’s transition is a little different; some go overnight and others take years!

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camping meal prep

For camping you want to make sure that you pack lots of ready to eat foods like raw fruits and veggies, Cliff Bars, Complete Cookies, nut butters and bread (I love Silver Hills Bakery).

Another great thing to pack along with you is easy heat and eat foods. Instant oatmeal from Bob’s Red Mill, Tofurky Brats, and sweet corn are all super easy to cook and eat when camping. Some of this food isn’t exactly the kids of food I eat of a regular basis since I try to stick to whole plant based foods instead of the processed stuff. But for the ease of camping (and to treat it like a little vacation) I love opting for these plant based alternatives even though they are processed.

These foods are super easy to pack and keep in a cooler all weekend. So when we were able to find a cooler/icepack combo that actually stayed cold all weekend, we were thrilled! Here’s what we use for the cooler & icepack.

Plant Based Camping Menu:

Friday Night Dinner: Tofurky brats & sweet corn roasted over the campfire with vegan baked beans!

Saturday Morning Breakfast: Bob’s Red Mill instant oatmeal, bananas & apples

Pre-Bike Snack: Cashew butter toast & avocado toast

Picnic Lunch: Veggie loaded BLTs with Seitan Bacon from Upton Naturals, grapes & carrots

Post-Bike Snack: Cliff Bars & apples

Saturday Night Dinner: Taco Bar! We brought some green jackfruit (canned) and black beans to heat and mix together for the taco base, then added pico salsa, fresh green onion, cilantro and rice.

Late Night Snack: Trader Joe’s Gelatin Free Marshmallows roasted over the fire & Boom Chicka Pop Light Kettle Corn!!

Sunday Morning: Bob’s Red Mill instant oatmeal (again) and fruit!

Coming soon: Vegan Jalapeño Poppers, (Mostly) Raw Samoa Cookies & Cashew Butter Cups!

If you need any guidance on starting a plant based diet or vegan lifestyle, go check out my eBook: The Plant Based Difference! It’s a vegan starter guide and healthy living handbook created to get you started on a new path or to give you new inspiration for the future!

I hope you enjoyed learning about plant based meal prep for camping! I love sharing my vegan travel journeys and hope that there are more to come! Have an amazing week loves!

xoxo Lexi