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40 Easy Camping Lunch Ideas for Dad

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If you’re looking to make Father’s Day special for a dad who loves food AND the outdoors, look no further! This compilation of camping lunch ideas is filled with all the recipes you could ever want for a tasty, filling lunch by the campfire. Treat the dads in your life this Father’s Day with a little food-filled outdoor excursion!

Enjoying a Meal in the Outdoors

There’s something authentic and special about sharing a meal over a campfire with loved ones. Whether your dad wants a weekend-long backpacking journey, or a nice afternoon at the park, there are plenty of recipes here that are sure to satisfy.

In my opinion, lunchtime is always the hardest meal for me to plan. I want something that will tide me over until dinner without weighing me down and keeping me from all my afternoon activities. When exploring outdoors, it’s even more important to fuel your body without making you feel sluggish.

Foil packs, sandwiches, grilling favorites, sandwiches and more top-notch camping lunch ideas can be found in the extensive list below from some incredible food blogs. I guarantee there will be at least one that will catch your eye and be a standout for Dad!

For even more campfire cooking ideas, you can find this favorite juicy burger recipe, a veggie-based salad bowl for fuel, or fun Hawaiian-inspired kebabs to throw over some coals! And don’t forget this Father’s Day Gift Guide for gift inspiration on Amazon.

And you can’t have a campfire without s’mores! Be sure to check out these dreamy s’mores bars for a delectable treat.

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Easy Camping Lunch Ideas for Dad

If you know of a dad who loves food AND the outdoors, look no further! This compilation of camping lunch ideas is filled with all the recipes you could ever want for a tasty, filling lunch by the campfire. Treat the dads in your life this Father's Day with a little food-filled camping excursion!

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Treating The Dads in your life

I don’t know about you, but there are quite a few recipes that caught my eye, both for my dad AND for me 😉 I hope you find something special to help make the dads in your life feel appreciated this Father’s Day.

Share your dad’s favorite food in the comments below! And I’d love to hear how you’re celebrating Dad with food this year!

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26 thoughts on “40 Easy Camping Lunch Ideas for Dad”

  1. Love all of these ideas and saving this for later! the cajun prawns look amazing and honestly, I have to give a try to the strawberry avocado pasta for sure! All of them look amazing x

  2. OMG I love them all! My dad’s favorite is a Filipino recipe known as sinigang. He loves seafood. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a sweet moment with your dad this coming father’s day <3

  3. This is a long great list of yummy lunch ideas sharing this to my dad and for sure they will enjoy this 🙂

  4. Gabriela Herrera

    I love how diverse these meals are from meaty ones to veggie packed delights. These are perfect for the upcoming summer days.

  5. I love all the camping lunch ideas you are bringing up! Those recipes look easy and yummy, and we will give them a try. Thanks for sharing

  6. Wow, you’ve got everything covered. I lost my dad but we used to camp and shoot bows together for sport. It was a lot of fun. I hope you and your family have a great Father’s Day!

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