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July has been a very muddy month for me! It started with my Trailwalker challenge in mid July, which took place in absolutely dire conditions (officially the worst yet!) I did manage to finish in just under 27 hours, but I swear I have never seen (or trudged through) so many different types of mud…
Of course as soon as it was over the weather cleared up beautifully and as you know we had been having glorious sunshine since the schools broke up for the summer holidays. So I had high hopes for the 5 day camping trip we had booked this week… Continue reading
In the last couple of blog posts I’ve mentioned two of the vegetarian friendly places we ate at while in the Lake District over the bank holiday weekend. The weather wasn’t particularly kind to us, so we ate out more than we usually do while camping, but we did still manage to fit in a vegetarian BBQ and a few other campsite meals.
It has taken us a little while to get the hang of vegetarian camping, but we’re slowly getting there. BBQs are such an integral part of camping for us, so veggie meats make it a lot easier.
We were therefore quite excited when we arrived at the Great Langdale Campsite to discover that the onsite shop sold Linda McCartney sausages and burgers. This meant that for once we could have a vegetarian BBQ without having to drive somewhere else to buy veggie food. We’re reasonably seasoned campers but this was a new experience for us!
We tend to eat quite simply when camping, as for us the best part is getting back to basics. Apart from the BBQs, baked beans and tinned tomato soup tend to feature quite heavily, as do jacket potatoes. Couscous is also a godsend as it can be prepared with just a kettle. One thing we’re not particularly good at is getting enough fruit and vegetables when camping, but as we only ever go for two or three nights at a time I console myself that it won’t do us too much long term damage.
I always plan to prepare a proper veggie meal in advance and freeze it so we can take it along to have on the first night. I figure it will have defrosted by the time we get there and we can just heat it up over the camping stove, but I’ve not yet been organised enough to actually do it. One day though…
We didn’t this time, but on our last camping trip we took along some vegetarian marshmallows to toast, which were a great hit. A friend of our boys also came along and, although he isn’t vegetarian, he loved them too. They didn’t taste like ordinary marshmallows (they were more like a nougat/marshmallow hybrid) but were still delicious and toasted well on the fire. The only drawback was the price (about £17 for two small packs, including delivery) so we will continue the hunt for more affordable vegetarian marshmallows ready for next summer’s camping trips.
What sort of veggie meals do you and your kids have on camping trips? I’d love to get some more ideas, so please do comment below or send us a message if you have any suggestions.