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4/17/10 9:36 P

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I agree and thinking about pulling up my cookbooks to see how I can make camp recipes healthier.

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2/8/10 10:12 A

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I love this forum! So many great ideas.

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10/3/09 11:12 A

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My family loves asparagus ... we usually steam ours, but I'm going to try it this way the next time I make it. Sounds yummy!

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9/29/09 11:05 A

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another GREAT way to cook asparagus. A little bit of low fat/low sodium chicken broth in a skillet and bring to a boil then toss in the asparagus. Cook for about 5 minutes (longer if you want them softer). I usually grind a little sea salt on top when I pull them out but that's up to you. No need for anything else the chicken broth adds a lot of flavor. My two boys would eat nothing but this for an entire meal if allowed.

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5/12/09 12:55 P

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Great tip, SAWMILL04. I've never heard of putting cabbage leaves in the foil packs, but it makes perfect sense.

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5/6/08 10:49 P

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For foil packs put a cabbage leaf on both sides so it will be against the coals. This really helps keep the pack moist and prevents anything else from charring against the hot foil. Many of our scouts did not like the idea of cabbage in their foil packs but once they saw how well it worked to keep things moist and unburned they didn't mind including it.

When going out for the weekend we sometimes put the meat, carrots and potatoes inside the foil and freeze it for transport. Later we unwrap and add the other veggies and cabbage.



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4/3/08 9:11 A

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This past weekend we made foil packs. We normally let them choose from lemon, lime, potatoes, carrots, brocolli, asparagus, peppers, mushrooms and then add chicken breast, pork and summer sausage (I know that's not healthy). They add their seasonings and put their name on it and set it in the fire (they add coals to the fire).

I never had asparagus fresh before and with this way of steaming it, it's rather good.

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10/5/07 7:32 A

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Did this 2 weekends ago -

Chicken quarters, no skin
Green Peppers
Onions
Summer Squash
Mustard
Oil

Warm a dutchie in a fire. Put just enough oil in to coat the bottom. Add chicken quarters, about an inch of water, and small bottle of mustard (honey mustard or jalapeno add flavor). Cover and place back on coals. about 20 minutes before serving slice peppers, onions, and squash into dutchie.

You can add butternut squash instead of summer squash, but you need to add it earlier in the process to let it cook longer. If you like really soft veggies, add everything at the beginning.

We had foil cooked sweet potatoes with this as well.

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9/7/07 2:31 P

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I have a very hearty recipe that I made a bit healthier. It is based upon a John Folse (A famous cajun cook) recipe for for Crawfish Stew. It takes a bit of preparation before the trip as you need a microwave to make the roux. Once you make it, though, it can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Here is the recipe:

Lighter Crawfish Stew:

Serves 6

3 pounds - Cleaned Crawfish Tails
1 cup - All Purpose Flour
2 cups - Diced Onions
1 cup - Diced Celery
1 cup - Diced Bell Pepper (Any color)
2 tbsp. - Minced Garlic
1/2 cup - Low Salt Tomatoe Sauce
1 1/2 Quart + 1 Cup - Low Salt/Low Fat Chicken Broth
1 cup - Chopped Green Onions
1 cup - Chopped Parsley
Mrs. Dash Seasoning to taste
Black Pepper to Taste
Dash - Hot Sauce

Before the trip place flour in microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until flour is milk chocolate brown colored. Stir well between microwave intervals. Be careful not to burn the flour. Allow to cool and store for camping trip. This is an oilless roux.

On the trip start coals. When ready place sufficient coals under Dutch Oven too cook, saving at least 1/5 to place on top.

When Dutch Oven hot add onion, celery and bellpepper and one cup of chicken broth. Cook until vegetables wilted. Mix another cup of chicken broth to oilless roux to make a slurry, add to Dutch Oven. Stir until it starts to thicken. Add 1/3 of the crawfish tails and tomatoe sauce. Simmer 5 minutes. Add rest chicken broth. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add rest of crawfish tails, green onions and parsley. Season with Mrs. Dash and pepper. Simmer an additional 20 minutes, adding water if necessary.

Best served over rice, but can be eaten as a soup with hot sauce.



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9/4/07 12:28 P

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It is tough to eat healthy while camping, but it isn't impossible. My wife and I camp regularly and try to eat healthy.

What we do is add LOTS of fresh fruit and veggies.

I'll try to find my old Dutch Oven cookbook and rework the recipes to be more healthy. One word of warning though, I dislike using processed/artificial food in my camp cooking. That is because I am still hyperactive and react badly to certain food dyes and artificial sweeteners.

My healthy may be different from yours.

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7/14/07 9:33 A

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I really haven't found any yet. But I did find a good grill recipe on SparkRecipe.com that everyone (especially the kids) really seems to like and is easy. It's the Very Lemony Chicken. You set it to marinating before you leave home and then just throw it on the grill. It is SOOOO good! My son even requested it for his Birthday dinner! The longer it marinates the better! This is coming from someone who usually really hates meat that has marinated for more than an hour!

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7/14/07 7:58 A

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Please post healthy recipes in this area. I know it's hard to eat healthy while camping but this might help.

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