Day Trip Recipes
When you are going on a day hike, you don't want to worry about bringing cooking gear to create that gourmet outdoor meal. Here are day hiking food ideas that will satisfy you anytime of the year, and motivate you to the top of whatever mountain you are climbing.
Orange Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip is easy to make, and is the perfect snack for on the trail. Make it at home and take it backpacking, or make orange honey mustard pretzel dip at camp for your day hike.
Savory shortbread cookies are made with blue cheese and parmesan, and are a light, flaky gourmet addition to a picnic. Eat savory shortbread cookies with wine!
Here is another delicious and easy granola bar recipe for your next trip. Banana Chocolate Walnut Granola Bars are delicious anywhere you take them- even sitting at home!
These tempeh barbecue sandwiches are healthy and hearty. They are perfect for a fun night by the campfire, or to take with you on a day trip during this fitness-focused time of the year.
The long wait is over and Aimee’s babies are finally here. To celebrate, make these delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Don’t throw away your leftover oatmeal! Make this hearty Oatmeal Apple Bread instead. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack with a little dab of salted butter.
Garlicky lima bean spread is a flavorful addition to any sandwich or great as a dip for crackers or vegetables. It makes an easy make-at-home addition to any camping trip, and sticks to your ribs, filling you up on the trail.
This potato salad is a lighter and fresher version than most, feeling more like a salad than a heavy side dish. Its a great seasonal dish that can be made in advance when you’re hungry and don’t feel like cooking (which happens a lot in the summertime).
Vermicelli Noodle Salad is a cold asian noodle salad that can be made at home before your trip. It goes great with our Asian Wraps recipe and or is a great camping recipe on its own.
Here is a salad I’ve been making on camping trips for years. Its got a nice hit of protein from the lentils and almonds, but is still packed with freshness for Spring.
Chili dogs are way better than your typical camping hot dogs on a stick. This chili dog recipe is pretty straightforward, but involves gourmet straightforward ingredients (including beer), which makes all the difference.
Orange Coconut Macaroons are sturdy cookies that have an amazingly bright light flavor. Take them with you on any kind of trip for the perfect snack to pick you up and make you feel great.
Made with pure maple syrup and spicy sambal oelek, this Spicy Maple Chex Mix is like no other Chex Mix you’ve tried. It’s an unexpected combination that we’re sure you’ll love.
Tofu “egg” salad is a good recipe to make at home and bring with you on a camping trip or picnic. It is a great vegan alternative to the family favorite egg salad sandwiches.
This garbanzo salad is a mock tuna salad that has a flavor that would impress both lovers and haters of the real thing. Garbanzo “tuna” salad is great for taking on picnics or having a quick ready lunch for any camping trip.
Natural dyed Easter eggs create brilliant colors and are a safer, more sustainable solution this Easter and Earth Day weekend.
Make this Double Chocolate Quick Bread at home and take it with you on your next picnic or day trip. It’s loaded with chocolate, but not overly sweet like a chocolate cake.
Tortilla soup is a quick and easy meal to make that is hearty and warming enough for camping. Make tortilla soup on your next backpacking trip.
Sandwiches are convenient outdoor food items, but always get squashed. This pressed sandwich is the answer to the problem because it is meant to be squashed.
Peppermint Oreo Dirtballs are quick no-bake treat to make for any occasion. Ditch the measuring cups and get your hands dirty making these Dirtballs!
A little bit salty, a little bit sweet. A little bit crunchy, a little bit chewy. Maple Olive Oil Apple Chips will satisfy all your cravings while you’re out on the trail.
A homemade easy caramel sauce that is best dipping apples into. Caramel apple dip is the perfect snack to take on a fall outdoors trip, whether picnicking or backpacking.
A twist on an easy potato salad recipe, we add caramelized onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices, turning an easy picnic recipe into gourmet outdoor cooking.
A refreshing combination of peaches, mint, ginger ale and bourbon, ginger peach juleps are perfect at a picnic on a hot summer day.
Make a batch of toasty Almond Flax Granola at home and bring it along on your outdoor adventures.
Keep cool with this summer Caramelized Onion & Feta Chickpea salad. It’s perfect for a picnic or for lunch on a day hike.
This brown sugar spice rub is excellent on any protein or vegetable you’d like to grill. The brown sugar is my secret weapon in my famous brown sugar spice rub.
No more uninspired sandwiches for lunch! This Chipotle Turkey Bacon sandwich is meal worthy with chipotle peppers, turkey, bacon, avocado and a generous shmear of cream cheese.
This Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Dip is packed with peppers and walnuts and flavored with caramelized shallots, garlic, cumin, and paprika. Serve it with crackers for an easy camping snack.
Chocolate Chip and Coffee Biscotti are crunchy, sweet, and great for dipping. Bake them at home and take them with you on the trail.
A ski and snowshoe mountain picnic to test a Dirty Version of the Skillet Lasagna recipe for backpacking.
Kale and spinach salad with black eyed peas and cider shallot vinaigrette, a variation of the New Years Day southern recipe for good luck.