Best Food Choices for Winter Camping

In the midst of planning a winter camping trip with your family or friends? You may be wondering what foods will be best to bring along with you. Of course, you will want to pack heartier foods and snacks than you would for a summer camping trip, as you will most likely be exerting more energy navigating through the snowy terrain than you would fishing on Reindeer Lake on a warm summer day. But you also want to pack foods that are simple and quick to prepare.

Luckily, Lawrence Bay Lodge has compiled a complete guide of foods that are easy to cook and will keep you warm and full on your snow-covered winter camping excursion.


With a big day of hunting, hiking, skiing or snowmobiling ahead of you, a hot breakfast will give you the energy you need to get through the day. Whether you prefer coffee, tea or hot chocolate, a warm beverage will help to wake you up as you fill up on a bowl of instant oatmeal or a plate full of pancakes or eggs and bacon.

We recommend adding some extra protein to your breakfast of choice, adding chopped nuts into oatmeal or peanut butter on top of your pancakes for simple and delicious energy boost.


Thanks to the snow, you won’t have to worry about cheese sticks and chocolate filled trail mix melting in your pocket – which makes them the perfect snacks to munch on while you are out exploring. Sandwich wraps are also great to eat for lunch, as they are easy to bring along with you in your pack.


After a full day of exploring and adventuring on your winter camping trip, nothing will warm you up better than a hot, hearty meal. Heat up a pot of chili you prepared before heading out on your trip, or scoop yourself a big bowl of pasta with chicken and cheese.

You can even grill steaks over the campfire, heating up potatoes in the coals as a filling side dish.

Now that you have some ideas of foods that will fill you up on your winter camping excursion, all that is left to do is start packing your cooler.