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Breakfast burritos, cauliflower and S'mores! A fire ban doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the best parts of camping
A BBQ and tinfoil are most definitely your friends when camping during a fire ban, but a good little propane stove can also work wonders*. It’s always best to plan out your meals in advance so you know what parts of the recipe you can make ahead of time and freeze, as well as all the tools you will need for food preparation.
Here are some great campfire-free meals (that you can also make at home)…
*In extreme fire conditions, BBQs may also be banned. Check the provincial government website for updates on restrictions.
Breakfast burritos can be catered to anyone; just know who you’re serving before you pack up your groceries (e.g. if you need to make a tofu scramble instead of eggs).
If you make these for breakfast, you can use some of the black beans for the burritos and save the rest for a dinner recipe (like the prawn one below) and only have to bring one large can. The same thing goes for prepped veggies. If you’re cutting red peppers for these and know you need them for another recipe (say this Pasta Salad we’ve shown you before), get it all done at home, or at the same time at the campsite to save cooler space, time and dishes.
Makes approximately 4 burritos
This is a super-easy meal where much of the prep can be done at home. If you freeze the cauliflower rice after you make it at home, it will thaw in the cooler and you can have it as a meal on day two. The prawns (if using) will also slowly thaw, as will the corn, if you make that ahead of time too (or make it on the BBQ the day of).
You can easily make this vegan by omitting the prawns, but you might want to double up on the beans in that case.
Serves approximately 2
No campfires means no S’mores, and that’s just disappointing. But make these healthy energy balls (pictured at top of article) ahead of time at home and get a hit of that chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker goodness anytime: on a hike, as a snack or while sitting around the Coleman lantern. They are vegan, can be gluten-free and aside from the marshmallows, have no added sugar.
¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (I use gluten-free) and optionally more for rolling
¼ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup mini marshmallows (I couldn’t find the extra mini ones but if you do, they’re even better)
¼ to ? cup almond butter
¼ cup ground flax
½ cup oats
Makes approximately 20 balls