Camping is such a fun summer activity! You can explore a new place and reall get in touch with the natural world. You can also pitch a tent in your backyard and it’s still super fun! It’s important to pack enough food when you’re going camping because you might not have access to any stores. These vegan recipes are perfect for bringing on your next camping trip. You can prepare some of them ahead of time, so they’ll be ready whenever you want them. Some are better for camping trips where you have access to some kind of grill or stove. These recipes are also perfect for hiking, picnicking, or everyday eating. No matter when you eat them, you will love them!
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1. Tahini Oat Bars
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These no-bake Tahini Oat Bars by Vicky Coates are chewy, nutty (without any nuts), and loaded with powerhouse ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. Make a batch at the weekend and have a delicious, healthy snack you can enjoy throughout the week. They are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.
2. Mini Banana Bread Loaf
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3. Smoky Tempeh Scramble
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This Smoky Tempeh Scramble by Nikki and Zuzana is an easy to prepare savory morning meal full of protein and veggies that could easily pass as lunch or dinner. Tempeh is a fantastic plant-based source of easy-to-digest protein that has a delicious nutty flavor and satisfying taste. It’s also very high in magnesium and is known to reduce cholesterol, increase bone density, and promote muscle recovery. The natural smoky flavor in this recipe comes from smoked paprika. If you don’t have this spice on hand, don’t stress it. Simply replace it with whatever spice you like – coriander, cumin or sumac are all great options. Now let’s get cooking…
4. Thin Mint Sandwich Cookies
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The magical thing about these Thin Mint Sandwich Cookies by Aileen Metcalf? Double thin mints. Who can eat just one?! This recipe consists of two thin mints together, between a layer of minty chocolate. YUM! They have the same crispy, flaky texture of traditional thin mints, but without the weird additives.
5. Easy Tahini Granola
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This Easy Tahini Granola by Robin Runner is super flexible so don’t stress if you’re missing an ingredient or if you wish to add something else you love. Granola is so incredibly easy to make and stores perfectly in your pantry.
6. Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs
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Hot dog season is in full swing and it’s a bummer sometimes as a vegan to miss out on the traditional back yard party/picnic offerings – but of course, we know that there’s a vegan version for just about everything out there! These vegan Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs by Annie Oliverio are super easy to make, are juicy and have that kind of eerily familiar mouthfeel.
7. Chickpea Flour Quiche
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These little gems are like a chickpea flour omelet in a snackable and portable form. If you’re looking for the perfect brunch food or just something easy to take on-the-go, a chickpea flour quiche is exactly what you’re looking for! You have to try Chrysta Hiser‘s Chickpea Flour Quiche!
8. Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls
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A quick and satisfying breakfast, treat, or on-the-go snack with a sweet lemony flavor that packs a powerful anti-inflammatory punch. This is one of those recipes where you throw everything in and let the food processor do the work. And everything means an entire half of a lemon! Including the juice, flesh and peel provide a lemony flavor that you just can’t get with plain ole lemon juice. The key is to let the dough blend long enough so no lemon bits remain and you have a smooth consistency. The turmeric in these Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD has more to offer than a beautiful color. Turmeric is one of the most studied spices because of its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Its positive effects on multiple diseases are promising and make it a MUST-HAVE in at least 1 meal or snack a day!
9. Rice and Bean Burgers
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This low FODMAP veggie burger is vegan, loaded with nutritious ingredients, and easy to digest. Plus, it’s so flavorful with meaty texture and consistency. Sometimes all you need is a nice big burger, right? But what if you are trying to eat healthier, you follow a vegan diet, and on top of that eat a low fodmap diet. Yep, satisfying that burger craving can become quite a challenge. These low fodmap Rice and Bean Burgers by Stefani Weiss are everything you could want in a burger. They have a great texture, are super tasty, and won’t wreak havoc on your digestive system. You can also grill them, which will enhance their already rich flavor. This is a real crowd-pleasing recipe, so satisfying and delicious, great for picnics and celebrations. It’s super simple. You only need one bowl and 10 simple ingredients for these low fodmap veggie burgers. How awesome!
10. Tiramisu Overnight Oatmeal
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This Tiramisu Overnight Oatmeal by Lauren Smith will make your mornings so much more exciting. One spoonful of this and you’ll feel like you’re in Italy. It’s a great way to upgrade your pb and fruit oatmeal bowl.
11. Creamy and Crunchy Chickpea Salad Sandwich
This delicious Creamy and Crunchy Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Christina Bedetta can be enjoyed between two slices of whole-grain bread, but it can also be enjoyed with crackers or over a leafy green salad. Regardless of how you choose to serve it, this chickpea salad is sure to make a satisfying meal!
12. S’mores Cookies
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S’mores and summer just go hand in hand. With these dairy-free S’mores Cookies by Robin Browne, you can have s’mores year-round! They are chewy, soft, perfectly sweet, and melt in your mouth. They are super easy to make and bring the great outdoors right to your kitchen- well sort of. It’s a good consolation prize for if you can’t get out camping or if there is a fire ban. So put away the sticks and get those cookie trays out- year round s’mores are here!
13. Tofu Satay Skewers
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14. Roasted Poblano Cilantro Empanadas
These Roasted Poblano Cilantro Empanadas by Stephanie McKinnie are full of flavorful goodness! The poblano adds the yummiest roasted pepper flavor and the combination of poblano, cilantro, and melty vegan cheese cannot be beaten. The slaw becomes a beautiful bright pink and adds the much needed fresh crunchy quality to the mix. The beauty of empanadas is that they are easy to reheat, which makes them great for when you’re on the go.
15. Easy Nova Scotia Oatcakes
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