Fuel Your Long Weekend: 3 Nutritious Ideas for Every Adventure

Written by: Aubrey Bramwell


Fuel  your May Long Weekend:

3 Nutritious Ideas For Every Adventure

As the May long weekend approaches, you're probably starting to put together that grocery list for whatever adventure you have planned. Afterall, camping just isn't the same without s'mores.

No matter where your plans take you, it's important to fuel your body with healthy and nourishing foods that provide sustained energy and keep you feeling great all day.

That's why we put together 3 meal & snack ideas for each of our favorite long weekend adventures! They're all perfect for packing and will no doubt fuel your long weekend activities - whether it's camping in the great outdoors, embarking on a road trip, retreating to cottage country, or simply enjoying a staycation at home. 

Road Trip Prep

For those hitting the road, it's important to plan ahead and pack snacks that are not only nutritious but also convenient for eating while on the go.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Greek Yogurt Cups: Single-serve cups of Greek yogurt are high in protein and can be enjoyed as a snack or part of a quick breakfast on the road.
  2. Veggie Sticks and Hummus: Slice up colorful veggies like carrots, bell peppers, and cucumbers, and pair them with a small container of hummus for a refreshing and crunchy snack.
  3. Homemade Energy Bars: Prepare homemade energy bars using oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and natural sweeteners like honey or dates. They provide a healthy dose of carbohydrates and protein.
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Cottage Retreats

Lucky enough to spend your long weekend at a cottage or cabin (depending on which part of the country you're in)?

Make the most of that BBQ and propane fire:

  1. Grilled Veggies and Fish: Fire up the grill and enjoy the natural flavors of fresh vegetables, like zucchini, bell peppers, and corn, alongside lean fish options, such as salmon or trout.
  2. Whole Grain Pasta Salad: Prepare a chilled pasta salad with whole grain noodles, tossed with chopped vegetables, herbs, and a light dressing.
  3. S'mores with a Twist: Opt for dark chocolate and whole grain or gluten-free graham crackers to make healthier yet equally delicious s'mores.
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Camping SMArt

When it comes to camping, it's essential to choose foods that are easy to prepare, portable, and can withstand outdoor conditions. 

Consider packing these nourishing options:

  1. Protein Pancakes: Packed with fiber and the morning nutrition you need. Plus they're easily prepared using a camping stove!
  2. Trail Mix: While store-bought options are great, we find prepping your own perfect homemade mix makes it that much better. Include nuts, dried fruits, and seeds for a convenient source of energy.
  3. Wraps and Sandwiches: Opt for whole-grain bread or tortillas filled with lean protein (such as grilled chicken or turkey), fresh vegetables, and portable spreads like hummus or pesto.
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Staycation Elevation

If you're staying close to home this weekend, take advantage of all the comforts of your home kitchen to elevate your meals:

  1. Smoothie Bowls: Blend your favorite fruits, vegetables, and a protein source like Greek yogurt or plant-based protein powder. Top it with granola, nuts, and seeds for added crunch.
  2. Homemade Popsicles: Create refreshing and guilt-free popsicles using fresh fruit purees, yogurt, or coconut milk.
  3. Grilled Vegetable Skewers: Fire up the grill and assemble colorful skewers loaded with mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and whatever else your heart desires!
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We hope these give you a good starting place to have the best long weekend.

Leave us a comment below if you try any of these ideas!

- Team Flourish