Sunday, August 1, 2021

5 Amazing And Nutritious Campfire Recipes (Foil-Wrapped)

Campfires are great fun, whether they are enjoyed with friends or family. And when campfires are coupled with sumptuous foods, there can be nothing better than that! Here we will discuss some amazing simple but nutritious campfire recipes.

Nutritious campfire recipes

Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

You will need about 2 pounds of steak and one pound of baby yellow potatoes. Be sure to cut the steak into pieces about 2 inches by 2 inches and cut potatoes into pieces smaller than one inch to ensure even cooking. Take a large bowl and add potatoes, steak, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp dried parsley, and 1 tsp onion powder. Toss ingredients to mix well. Create foil packets and distribute the mixture evenly in these. Grill for 10 minutes on both sides over high heat and check if steak and potatoes are done. Garnish with parsley or fresh thyme and serve hot.

Preparation time — 10 minutes

Cooking time — 20 minutes

There are no cooking hassles in this recipe apart from mixing and tossing all the ingredients together. Abundant with healthy nutrients, the dish abounds in nutrition having all essential things like carbohydrates, proteins, saturated fat, fiber, vitamin A and C, sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, etc.

Campfire recipes – Grilled steak and new potatoes in a foil packet.
Grilled steak and potato foil packets are easy to toss together. (Image: via Creme de la Crumb)

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Foil Packs

This dish calls for 2 chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each, 1/4 cup fresh basil that has been thinly sliced, 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes, 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Start by pounding the chicken breasts flat. Then mix all other ingredients and pile on top of the chicken breasts. Roll the chicken breasts up around the filling and secure closed with toothpicks. The chicken is placed atop squash and zucchini, which have been seasoned to taste, on a piece of foil. Secure everything well within the aluminum foil, creating sealed packets. Since it will be cooked over a campfire, it is best to use double foil so that the chicken gets cooked well without burning.

Preparation time — 20 minutes

Cooking time — 25 minutes

A healthy dish for your campfire, this delicious chicken recipe will be loved by the whole family. The dish abounds in carbohydrates, fat, protein, fiber, and saturated fat.

Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

The main thing in this simple campfire recipe is making the honey lemon garlic butter mixture. Melt 1/4 cup butter and combine with 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp honey, 4 cloves minced garlic, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 2 tbsp parsley, rosemary, or dill. This butter mixture is to be poured over a 2-pound salmon fillet which is placed on the aluminum foil. The sides of the foil are sealed to form a packet and then baked or grilled. It is simple, easy, and tasty at the same time.

Preparation time — 10 minutes

Cooking time — 15 minutes

All the ingredients used in this recipe are healthy. All important nutrients, from carbohydrates to proteins, from fats to minerals, which are required for a healthy mind and body are present in the recipe.

Grilled salmon topped with herbs and lemon slices on foil.
The honey, garlic, butter, and lemon sauce is what makes this salmon so good. (Image: via Little Sunny Kitchen)

Grilled parmesan asparagus

This recipe can be cooked by anyone – it is so simple and easy! You will just need one pound of fresh asparagus, 1 tsp fresh lemon zest, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper, and a dash of garlic powder. After washing and patting dry the asparagus, cut off the ends. Place asparagus on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle cheese and lemon zest on top. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Seal the foil and make a packet. Now grill. 

Preparation time — 5 minutes

Cooking time — 10 minutes

This dish is tasty and can be savored individually. You can also add other items to serve with grilled asparagus. Low on calories, this dish contains all essential nutrients which are required to maintain a healthy body.

Grilled caramel apple crunch

This dessert is awesomely tasty using just simple ingredients. It only takes 1 cup chopped apples, 2 tbsp caramel ice cream topping, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup granola. Place chopped apples on a piece of aluminum foil and sprinkle cinnamon and caramel over the apples. Now add the granola. Seal the foil from all sides and place it over the campfire coals. Let the apple soften. It is best served with ice cream or whipped cream.

Preparation time — 5 minutes

Cooking time — 10 minutes

A dessert with the goodness of granola and apples is healthy and tasty at the same time. Many essential nutrients are present in the desert, making it high on the nutrition quotient.

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Raven Montmorency
Raven Montmorency is a pen name used for a writer based in India. She has been writing with her main focus on Lifestyle and human rights issues around the world.
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