We know the importance of having a solid list of non-perishable vegan food options for our camping trips.
The great thing about this list is it's pretty global. So while you'll find these items in any US grocery store, you're likely to also find them in Thailand or Guatemala too.
So here's our list of delicious, non-perishable vegan food options to keep your energy levels high and your taste buds satisfied on your next outdoor adventure.
5 Non-Perishable Vegan Camping Food Ideas
*While some foods listed are technically perishable, we've included them as they don't require refrigeration and provide long life spans for camping.
1. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
First on our list is a classic favorite - the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This tried-and-true staple is perfect for camping trips, as it requires no refrigeration and is easy to pack and transport. Simply grab a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly or jam, and a loaf of bread, and you're good to go. While bread will perish, you can also add the PB&J to crackers or another carb source. Plus, the combination of protein and carbs in the peanut butter and jelly will give you a sustained source of energy for all your outdoor activities.
2. Trail Mix
Next up, we have trail mix - the ultimate snack for hikers and campers. Trail mix is a delicious and healthy combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that provides a satisfying crunch and a boost of energy. You can customize your trail mix to include your favorite nuts and fruits, or try out pre-made options like the classic GORP (good old raisins and peanuts) or a more adventurous mix like mango and chili.
3. Canned Beans
Another great option for non-perishable vegan camping food is canned beans. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber, and there are so many to choose from - think chickpeas, black beans, baked beans and kidney beans - the list goes on. Simply pop the can open of your bean of choice, heat them up over a campfire or portable stove, and enjoy a hearty and filling meal. You can even add some spices or hot sauce to customize the flavor to your liking.
4. Vegan Jerky
If you're looking for something a bit more indulgent, you could bring along some vegan jerky. Typically made from soy or seitan, vegan jerky provides a delicious and protein-packed snack that is perfect for long hikes or lazy afternoons by the campfire. Plus, it comes in a variety of flavors like hickory, BBQ, and spicy, so you're sure to find one that suits your taste buds. We recommend Nobel Jerky, which is the tastiest vegan jerky we've found so far.
Finally, we have the classic camping food - instant oatmeal. Oatmeal is a great option for breakfast or a quick snack, as it is easy to prepare and provides a filling source of carbs. You can find a variety of instant oatmeal flavors, from classic maple and brown sugar to more adventurous flavors like apple cinnamon or blueberry. Plus, oatmeal is great for customizing with toppings like nuts, dried fruit, or even a dollop of peanut butter.
There you have it, fellow adventurers - a list of non-perishable vegan camping food options that are sure to keep you fueled and satisfied on your next outdoor excursion. Whether you're hiking, camping, or just lounging in a hammock, these delicious options are sure to hit the spot and keep you going strong. Happy camping!
Did we miss your go-to vegan camping food? Let us know in the comments!