35 Vegetarian Camping Food and Meal Ideas

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This fun collection of Vegetarian Camping Recipes is divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides, Snacks and Dessert food categories. You can find camping meals perfect for every style of camping–whether backpacking, RV, tent, glam camping or your simply hitting the trail. All recipes are gluten-free to boot!

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As an avid nature lover who greatly enjoys eating outdoors, I figured it high time I gather together some fabulous vegetarian camping food! Some of these recipes, such as the snacks and desserts can be prepared ahead of time and travel well on a camping trips, whereas some of these recipes, such as the breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, work great to be prepared on a grill, camp stove, or over a campfire for ease and convenience! All recipes are gluten-free and vegetarian, and come from some of the best food bloggers out there. Use the table of contents below to jump ahead to the recipe categories you are looking for (if you prefer). Above all, enjoy!


Breakfast Surprise (Egg and Veggie Skillet Recipe) • The Healthy Toast
This healthy breakfast surprise is made in a cast iron for a deliciously easy campfire breakfast idea. It’s also the perfect bowl meal for camping.
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Vegan Camping Pancake Mix – From My Bowl
This shelf-stable pancake mix is the perfect camping breakfast! It’s fluffy and delicious, but also Vegan, Gluten-Free, and made from 6 healthy ingredients. Drizzle with peanut butter or maple syrup and you’re all set!
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Gluten-Free Grilled French Toast Skewers (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine
Gluten-Free Grilled French Toast Skewers are perfect for a kid-friendly breakfast or snack! They’re vegan, allergy-free, & ideal for mess-free dipping!
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free) – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian
This vegan recipe for Carrot Cake Overnight Oats is filled with the flavor and health of carrots, walnuts, raisins, coconut, and spices.
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free) - Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian
Best Vegan Camping Food – Boil in a Bag Omelettes! – The Hidden Veggies
These vegan boil in a bag omelettes are the best vegan camping food hack that I’ve found. There high in protien, egg free, and gluten free and easy to make!
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French Toast Foil Packet – Little Sunny Kitchen
Super easy french toast foil packets with cinnamon, strawberry, and walnuts. This can be cooked in the oven, on a grill or over the campfire!
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Chickpea Breakfast Hash with Summer Veggies | Fresh Off The Grid
A protein packed gluten free and vegetarian breakfast hash perfect to start your day while camping or at home!
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal | Lau’s Healthy Life
This carrot cake baked oatmeal is made with gluten-free oats, cashew milk, cinnamon, cloves, ginger & applesauce & maple syrup to sweeten! It is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free & the perfect way to start your day!
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Lunch & Dinner + Sides

Vegan Kebab Skewers with Marinated Tofu | Keeping the Peas
These vegan kebab skewers with marinated tofu and an assortment of vegetables have the perfect char, and seasoning. Easy and perfect for grilling season.
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Vegan Kebab Skewers with Marinated Tofu | Keeping the Peas
Quick and Easy Ratatouille – a delicious and easy vegan/vegetarian meal | Gav’s Kitchen
This easy and quick recipe will give you a delicious vegan dish which can be a meal in itself. We use it as a side dish as it can accompany many types of meat as well.
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3 Ingredient Onion Baked Potatoes in Foil | Food Meanderings
Easy 3 Ingredient onion baked potatoes in foil – made with onion soup mix! (remember to bring along a fave condiment like ketchup or soy sauce!)
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Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats Recipe | Home Cooking Memories
This easy Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats recipe brings together tomatoes, basil, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese for a delicious summertime side dish.
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Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
A super healthy, easy and flavorful Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich filled with garbanzo beans, chopped pickles , walnuts, onion, lemon juice, sriracha, mustard and the PERFECT blend of spices. This makes for one high-protein + high-fiber meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, soy-free and DELICIOUS!

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Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan) | Strength and Sunshine
Just what the picky eaters want! Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables! A school-friendly, food allergy-friendly, vegan, & gluten-free version!
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One Pot Red Lentil Sloppy Joes | Fresh Off The Grid
A plant-based approach to a classic camping recipe, these easy one-pot Red Lentil Sloppy Joes are a nutritious, protein-packed addition to your camp menu.
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Zucchini and Squash Kabobs on the Grill – Paleo+ Whole30 + Keto – Pink Fortitude, LLC
You know the dish. The one that takes just a few minutes to make, is crazy healthy, and is one of your family’s favorite? The one you are almost too embarrassed to gloat about because it’s that easy? Yup. These zucchini and squash kabobs are easy to make, you can throw them on the grill, and they ar…
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BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers (Vegan, Gluten-Free) | MOON and spoon and yum
Healthy, easy, and delicious BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers. These hearty and filling veggie burgers can be pan-fried or grilled; and pack a most delightful flavorful punch!

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes in Foil – HOORAH to Health
These grilled sweet potatoes in foil are the perfect side dish to serve alongside a burger at your next summer barbecue, and they are SO simple to make!
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Cauliflower Curry Grill Packets | Fried Dandelions
These Cauliflower Curry Grill Packets from Vegan Yack Attack On The Go are my new summertime staple! Perfect for camping, BBQs, and grilling at home!
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers | Fresh Off The Grid
These black bean burgers can be made ahead and cooked at the campsite – simply store in a tightly sealed container in your cooler until you’re ready to cook!
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Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts | Calm Eats
Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts are perfect for entertaining or as an every day snack. They’re sweet, salty and flavorful.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan) | MOON and spoon and yum
This fun vegan granola makes a great breakfast cereal with milk or on its own as a grab and go snack or hiking accompaniment!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan) | MOON and spoon and yum
Homemade Cashew Almond Larabars (Vegan & Gluten Free) | Apples for CJ
Homemade Cashew Almond Larabars are the perfect grab and go snack or breakfast. Packed with nuts & dried fruit and with only 5 minutes prep.
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Sea Salt Chickpea Crackers (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Super easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient Chickpea Flour Crackers with the perfect sea salt touch! These delightfully crunchy crackers are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and are packed with protein + fiber!
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Cheesy Smashed Chickpea Spread Recipe | VEEG
It only takes four or five ingredients to make our deliciously Cheesy Smashed Chickpea Spread! It’s the perfect snack on busy days and packs quickly for a delicious savory lunch. We especially enjoy its cheesy goodness with pretzels as a dairy-free dip.
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Blueberry Coconut Chewy Oat Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan) | MOON and spoon and yum
Naturally sweetened, chewy, healthy, and delicious blueberry coconut oatmeal bars! Ready to eat in 30 minutes! Vegan & gluten-free!

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Homemade Gluten-Free Wheat Thins (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine
Wheat-Free Wheat Thins? This Homemade Gluten-Free Wheat Thins recipe is a copycat of Nabisco’s whole-grain cracker! Easy, healthy, vegan, & allergy-free!
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Easy Vegan Jerky! | The Hidden Veggies
This easy vegan jerky is gluten-free, full of flavor, and packed with plant protein! Great for school lunches or carry along for a quick and filling snack.
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Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
Perfect gluten-free graham crackers that also happen to be vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free. Throw in some vegan marshmallows and you are all set for some s'mores!
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S’Mores Muddy Buddies – Gluten Free, Vegan & Allergy Friendly – Pink Fortitude, LLC
Love S’mores? But ingredients like milk, gluten, and sugar aren’t in your nutrition protocol? These S’mores Muddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow) are gluten free, peanut free, low in sugar, and vegan-ish (depending on what kind of grahams you buy – with or without honey).
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Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets {Vegan, Gluten Free} – Recipes From A Pantry
You will love Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets full of juicy apples, cinnamon and granola. This campfire apple cobbler can be made on the grill or oven – perfect for a cast iron skillet!
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Grilled Pineapple | Dancing Through The Rain
This grilled pineapple is the perfect addition to any barbecue! Easy to make and light on the budget, your guests will love something a little different!
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Campfire Cones | Fried Dandelions
Campfire Cones are sure to be the hit of your camping trip! Ooey, gooey, and fun to eat!
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The Ultimate Gluten-Free Trail Mix Cookies | MOON and spoon and yum
Hearty, filling, nutritious, delicious, and energizing Gluten-Free Trail Mix Cookies full of coconut, oats, almond and buckwheat flours, bananas, cacao, chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts! They make for one tasty high protein treat along the trail, or any time you need a treat that you can feel good about!

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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Delicious dark chocolate zucchini muffins! Healthy, moist, gluten-free and vegan.
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  1. Hi Kristen – YAY for healthier camping recipes. PINNED and shared on FB! Thank you for including my recipes. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly