Alimentation et camping : les conseils d'Isabelle Huot Docteure en nutrition pour bien manger, même en camping!

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When you’re on a camping trip, proper food preservation is a primary concern. A cooler is a practical way to keep perishable foods—like meat and dairy products—cold and safe to consume. Foods that keep well at ambient temperatures can also help you maintain your healthy diet while camping. Let’s have a look at the “musts” you should have on hand for worry-free eating during your camping getaway.

1. Nuts

Nuts, like almonds and walnuts, contain good fats and fibre. They are also packed with protein, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating nuts on a regular basis may help reduce the risks of heart disease. When camping, nuts are easy to include in your oatmeal at breakfast or in a snack with dried fruit (e.g. raisins, dried apricots, dates, etc.).

2. Instant whole grains

Instant whole grains, like oat flakes and whole wheat couscous, are practical foods to pack when you head out to the campground. Just add boiling water and wait a few minutes for a good source of fibre at every meal.

3. Canned foods

Canned legumes (e.g. chickpeas, lentils, white beans, etc.) and fish (e.g. tuna, salmon, sardines) are excellent sources of protein that can be added to a meal-sized salad or a sandwich. Canned tomatoes also come in very handy when preparing a quick sauce. But don’t forget to pack your can-opener!

4. Bread

When camping, bread can be an essential part of the healthy meals you prepare throughout the day. Bread can be used for toast, spreadable snacks, sandwiches, croutons in a salad, or simply as a side with soup or other meals. The 9 Whole Grains Loaf in St-Méthode’s Campagnolo range is a perfect choice, as it is very versatile and nutritious. One two-slice serving provides you with 5 g of fibre and 8 g of protein, two nutrients that promote a feeling of fullness.

5. Fresh fruits and vegetables

Certain fruits and vegetables—like tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, apples, and oranges—are easy to take along when camping. They provide fibre, minerals, and vitamins. They also add a little much-needed color to your campsite meals, which can sometimes be lacking. Add vegetables to your soups, salads, and sandwiches. As for fruit, it can be eaten at breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert.

To sum up

-  Choose nuts—which are high in good fats and fibre—at breakfast and for snacks.

- Instant whole grains are quick to prepare and can provide a good source of fibre at every meal.

- Canned legumes and fish are excellent sources of protein. And canned tomatoes can be your go-to ingredient when preparing a quick sauce.

- Bread is versatile and nutritious… and can be used from breakfast all the way to dinnertime.

- Fresh fruits and vegetables add color and a good dose of vitamins that are essential to your health.

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