Is there anything that beats packing up to go hike through the mountains, sleep under the stars, and make all your meals at fireside? One thing you can do to power up your plates is add Plant Complete to your favorite camping recipes.
Because protein is an awesome source of energy (among other things), it’s a great way to keep you energized for all your daytime activities (and nighttime s’mores making). But there’s more to protein than just a clean energy boost. Protein can also help fuel your metabolism, making sure your body is processing calories efficiently. It also supports muscle recovery, so you don’t have to take too much down time in between workouts (or hikes and fishing expeditions, if you’re sweating it out in the great outdoors). And the best part? It keeps you feeling fuller longer, so you’re not tempted to fill up on unhealthy snacks when your tummy starts grumbling.
It’s easy to add more protein to your diet with Plant Complete. A blend of pea and rice protein fermented with shiitake mushroom, Plant Complete is as high quality a protein as whey, cow’s milk or an egg. It also offers a complete amino acid profile identical to whey to support lean muscle mass, and it blends seamlessly into your favorite recipes, making it easy to add an extra boost of protein to your campsite breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Below, we’ve shared our favorite protein packed camping recipes to power you up, keep you going, and even offer a little sweet treat after a full day of adventuring in the great outdoors!
Breakfast: Overnight Oats with Plant Complete
Packed with energy-friendly carbs, omega-filled chia seeds, a little bit of sweet and a lot of protein from Plant Complete, this breakfast can help you get your day off on the right foot.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned or rolled oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar or honey
- 1 scoop of Plant Complete
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter or nut butter
- 3/4 cup milk of your choice or water
- Fresh berries
- Chopped nuts
- Peanut butter or nut butter
- Add the rolled oats, chia seeds, brown sugar, Plant Complete, berries, peanut butter and milk into a mason jar or bowl.
- Give the oats a good stir to mix the ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.
- When you're ready to eat the oats, remove from the fridge. You’ll see that the oats absorbed a lot of the liquid, so you might want to mix in a little more water or milk of your choice before eating.
- If desired, top with additional fresh berries, chopped nuts and/or a spoonful of peanut butter and enjoy cold!
Lunch: Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Keep the protein power going with this awesome chickpea sammy that’ll make it easy to forget about classic tuna fish.
- 3 cans garbanzo beans
- 1 Tablespoon mayo
- 1 Tablespoon mustard
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- Dill/relish to taste
- Sliced bread
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- Mash the chickpeas but leave some chunkies for a good mixture of texture.
- Mix in shredded cabbage, mayo, mustard, dill, and relish.
- Place on the bread and top with micro-greens.
Dinner: Burger Foil Packs
This ain’t the kind of burger you’re used to, but it’s just as delicious. Pack it up in foil with some tasty veggies, give it some heat, and you’ve got a fresh take on classic campfire food.
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 cup cubed potatoes
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Ketchup, BBQ sauce, or ranch dressing, for serving
- Lay four 12"-x-12" pieces of foil out on a flat surface and spray with cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (unless you’re using open fire, just make sure you keep an eye on your food so it doesn’t burn!)
- Combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, barbecue sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Form into four patties and place one in the center of each piece of foil.
- In a medium bowl, combine broccoli, carrots, potatoes, onions, oil, and Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Top hamburger patties with veggies. Fold the sides of the foil up over the hamburger and veggies to seal and form a packet.
- Grill until hamburgers are fully cooked and veggies are tender, 10 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with ketchup, BBQ sauce, or ranch dressing.
Bonus Dessert: 5 Minute Protein Balls with Plant Complete
You can make these before you head out on your adventure, or while you’re on-site and hanging out in nature. Either way, they’re a delicious snack
- 1/2 cup natural drippy peanut butter (or sub almond butter)
- 1/4 cup honey (or date syrup or coconut syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Plant Complete
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- In the bowl of a food processor, add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, Plant Complete, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until well combined. Add in chocolate chips (and coconut if using) and pulse a few more times. Use a medium cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 10 balls, place in an airtight container.
- To make without food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined (use your hands if need be!). At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together. Because all peanut butter/nut butter consistencies are different, you may need to add in more nut butter or sweetener to help the balls stick together.
- Keep ‘em in your cooler so they stay fresh up to one week!