5 Easy Camping Lunch Ideas

Lunch, as your midday meal, needs to be nutritionally packed to fuel your afternoon adventures, but light enough so you can comfortably hike and explore. So, how do you strike that perfect balance? Be sure to include protein, carbs and healthy fat. Even the simplest lunch can include all three.

Here are five easy camping lunch ideas to drive your active afternoon.

1. PB&J With Banana

With protein and healthy fat in the peanut butter, carbs from the bread and some healthy fruit to top it off, this is the epitome of an easy camping lunch idea. The best part is its versatility. Make it a little healthier with whole grain bread or stick with the old standby, sourdough. Easy to make, delicious to eat.

More: 10 High-Protein Foods That Won't Go Bad at Camp

2. Wrap Your Salad

The key to this camp lunch is preparing it before you get to your destination. A smart way to get optimal veggies is to make a large salad at home, but don't dress it. Then, you can take a handful, toss it with your dressing, and put it in a wrap. Not only is it easy to make, but mobile, too. You can put it in tinfoil and eat during your trek.

3. Hummus Lunch Delight

If you're looking to have a relaxing lunch at your campsite, why not indulge in a variety of items. Hummus is not only delicious for dipping, but chock-full of vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and B6. It's easy to pack, and you can dip almost anything.

Some dipping options include: carrots, pita, chips, broccoli, bell peppers, celery, crackers, and so much more. Get creative with this simple camping lunch idea and enjoy a luxurious lunch outdoors.

More: Must-Have Foods for Your Camping Trip

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Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

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