If you are looking for delicious easy keto camping lunch ideas to cook while camping, hiking, or backpacking, then look no further!
Here you will find a list of the top ten keto camping lunch ideas, from Korean Beef Skillet to Tinfoil Packet Taco Salad!
Below you’ll find some awesome suggestions for delicious camping foods:
Also, if you don’t want a heavy meal and just want a quick bite, we also have some cool keto snacks for you to try.
- 1 Cauliflower Keto Salad
- 2 Cheesy Mushroom Stuffed Chicken
- 3 Ham & Egg Roll-Ups
- 4 Hearty Sausage Skillet (sometimes called a sausage casserole)
- 5 Korean Beef Skillet
- 6 Lemon Chipotle BBQ Salmon
- 7 Low Carb Bagels
- 8 Marinated Steak Skewers
- 9 Mushroom & Green Pepper Sausage Skillet
- 10 Tin Foil Packet Taco Salad
- 11 Wrapping Up
- 12 References:
Cauliflower Keto Salad
Not only is this dish low carb and gluten-free, but it’s also super easy to make!
Take a head of cauliflower and using a cheese grater, grate the whole head. Then add all your favorite keto veggies, such as pepper, onion, tomato, cucumber, etc., and top with an Italian dressing.
If you like, you can add bacon or chicken and make it a well-rounded meal.
Cheesy Mushroom Stuffed Chicken
If you like mushrooms and you like chicken, then this recipe is to die for!
Cut a pocket into a chicken breast and stuff it with cheese, mushrooms, and onions. Then put the whole thing in a dutch oven and cook.
Once it’s cooked, you can put a little more cheese on top and eat it with vegetables or a salad. Afterward, top with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Feel free to use bacon or sausage as stuffing instead of mushroom if you prefer!
Ham & Egg Roll-Ups
If you are looking for a low-carb substitute for the humble breakfast burrito, then look no further!
Just roll ham, eggs, and cheese into a tortilla, and voila! You’ve got yourself an instant breakfast burrito that is packed with protein.
Instead of using a tortilla, you can also use a bread roll if some in the camp don’t like tortillas.
Hearty Sausage Skillet (sometimes called a sausage casserole)
This dish cooks in one skillet and makes a lot so it can feed an entire family or large group of campers.
Cook the sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat, then add chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pan. Cook for about ten minutes or until veggies is tender.
Add in a bag of frozen cauliflower, two tablespoons of butter spread, salt and pepper to taste, and one cup water; bring to a boil; cover and cook for eight minutes stirring occasionally.
Uncover, stir in shredded cheddar cheese (or preferred keto cheese), sprinkle with parsley (optional), and serve!
Ghee works especially well in this dish because it can stand up to the high heat that the dish is cooked at.
Korean Beef Skillet
These Korean dishes are incredibly easy to make, and they are delicious!
Sesame oil, beef or pork (or turkey), onions, garlic powder, soy sauce, sambal oelek chili paste (optional), salt, pepper.
Just cook the meat in a large pan over high heat until done; remove the meat from the pan and keep warm.
Then add some sesame oil to the same pan then add onion and garlic. Cook for five minutes or until fragrant.
Add soy sauce and stir well to coat everything evenly in sauce; when it comes to a bubble pour in the meat broth over the meat mixture in your original skillet along with enough water so that you have about one-half inch of liquid above your meat mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer for one minute stirring occasionally.
Finally, add chili paste (optional), stir well to coat all ingredients with chili sauce; increase heat to high and cook until liquid thickens into a semi-glaze consistency once again stirring constantly; serve over cauliflower rice if desired!
Lemon Chipotle BBQ Salmon
This is a summer staple in our house, and is great for a keto camping lunch!
Just rub the salmon filet with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried onion flakes, cayenne pepper (optional), paprika. Bake in an dutch oven for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
In the meantime whisk the following ingredients together: 3 tablespoons of lemon juice; 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce; 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder; 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder; ½ teaspoon salt; ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
Once fish has finished cooking pour the lemon mixture over it evenly and bake for another 5 minutes or until through. Enjoy!
This is meal is a great keto camping lunch because it is easy to make in bulk!
Are you a backpacker? Don’t forget to take a look at our keto backpacking meals.
Low Carb Bagels
All you need is 5 ingredients to make these yummy low-carb bagels!
Cream cheese, egg, almond flour fathead dough, salt, and parmesan cheese.
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until you have the consistency of dough; roll out to about ½ inch thickness onto the parchment paper/ aluminum foil; place another sheet of parchment paper on top and use a rolling pin to press down evenly making sure not to make any holes in your dough.
Cut the dough into small sections using a pizza cutter or knife; put in a dutch oven with parchment paper between each section (optional), cover, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
Marinated Steak Skewers
For the best results, I recommend marinading these for at least 24 hours before use.
Steak, your marinade of choice (I like to make my own using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, or minced onion powder), and wooden skewers.
Cut steak into inch wide strips; place in a Ziploc bag with the marinade then refrigerate for 24 hours turning occasionally so that all pieces are covered in marinate equally.
Take out of the fridge when you are ready to cook them on the skewer alternating with mushroom caps if desired; put in a Dutch oven, cover, and bake for 35-40 minutes stirring every 10 to 15 minutes so that all sides get cooked evenly. Enjoy!
You can also use chicken in place of steak in this delicious keto camping lunch if desired!
Mushroom & Green Pepper Sausage Skillet
One-pan keto dinners are awesome for when you are camping!
Kielbasa sausage, green pepper, onion, mushrooms.
Start by cutting the kielbasa or chicken sausage into bite-sized pieces; add a tablespoon of oil to a high pan over medium-high heat and sauté the meat until cooked through stirring occasionally; remove from pan and keep warm.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan then add chopped onion and sauté for five minutes or until fragrant stirring frequently.
Next add a tablespoon of garlic powder and stir well to coat everything evenly with garlic powder then add sliced mushrooms and green peppers cooking for an additional two minutes still stirring constantly.
Return the sausage back to the pan along with any residual grease from it being cooked, and stir well to coat everything evenly with garlic powder.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until peppers is cooked through stirring occasionally. Serve sausage mixture over cauliflower rice if desired!
This can also be cooked in a slow cooker (just add oil to slow cooker then cook on high for three hours or until peppers and onions are cooked), over a grill, or in an oven.
Tin Foil Packet Taco Salad
Enjoy a zesty, flavorful salad on keto with this recipe!
Ground meat of choice, taco seasoning of choice (I like to make my own using chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Mexican oregano leaves), red onion diced into small pieces, iceberg lettuce.
Add half a tablespoon of oil to a pan over medium-high heat then add seasoned ground meat stirring frequently until cooked through; remove from pan and set aside leaving excess grease in the pan.
Stir in one tablespoon each of garlic powder and onion powder along with ½ teaspoon each of paprika and salt/black pepper to taste; stir for about ten seconds allowing spices to become fragrant.
Return the cooked ground meat back into the skillet along with sautéed red onions; stir well to coat everything in spices evenly.
Cut iceberg lettuce into small enough pieces so that you can eat it with one hand, and place the lettuce on top of a sheet of aluminum foil; spoon taco mixture over top of lettuce then seal aluminum foil tightly around your salad packet making sure there is no excess room inside the packet.
Place on grill over medium-high heat allowing packets to cook for about 15 minutes or until the lettuce has started to wilt and taco meat has turned a darker color (indicating it’s done).
Remove from grill and carefully open your tin foil packet using caution as steam will escape!
Enjoy with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or any other desired toppings!
So there you have it, a collection of delicious easy keto camping lunch ideas to cook while camping, hiking, or backpacking.
Whether you are looking for a keto beef camping lunch, chicken keto camping lunch ideas, or just want some delicious low-carb camping food to cook while on the trail these recipes will not disappoint.
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