July Featured Products Post – Healthy Day Camp Foods

Happy JULY everyone! School is out for the summer…. And Day Camp is IN! Need snack ideas for your kids to munch on and fuel them through those camp activities? Well we’re delving right on into healthy snack ideas for Day Camp using July’s Featured Products! Happy snacking!

Day Camp Foods the Kids will LOVE! – Brit, Team Ambrosia

It’s hard to make creative, healthy foods that your kids LOVE! Especially when they have to be lunch-box appropriate! I for one was a notorious picky eater as a child so my poor mother was always looking for creative ways to “trick” me into eating healthier foods at school or camp! And for the most part, she did a pretty fantastic job. So I’m going to try my very best to channel my inner mom and share some seriously nutritious AND delicious snacks your kids will LOVE for Day Camp!

1. Granola Bars! 

Granola bars… the quintessential camp day snack! But instead of packing the sugary, high caloric varieties – why not try your hand at a healthier version or make your very own… trust me it’s not as hard as it sounds!! Read below for TWO different kinds of granola bars you can pack for the little ones at camp!

No Nut Probiotic Granola Bars

Here’s What You’ll Need

1 1/2 cups old rolled oats
1 cup Organic Traditions Probiotic Cereal
2 tablespoons flaxseed
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 cup coconut pal sugar
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
What to Do
  1. On a pan lined with parchment paper, roast Oats in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes
  2. Remove the pan from the oven
  3. Remove Oats & set aside in a bowl to cool
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut oil, honey, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and the salt. Cook mixture is fully integrated together
  5. Combine the oil mixture with the oats & probiotic cereal. Let cool
  6. Line a separate pan with parchment paper. Transfer the oat mixture to the pan. Press the mixture down firmly
  7. Cover and place this pan into the fridge for about 2 hours
  8. Remove pan from refrigerator, cut the block of granola into 12 bars

Trek Bars

I get it… making homemade snacks might not be your thing and sometimes life can get BUSY! Well that’s what pre-made granola bars are for!!! Ambrosia is now carry Trek Bars which contain 9-10 grams of plant-based protein per bar and are available in kid friendly flavours like Original, Cocoa, & Cocoa Coconut! Throw a couple of these bad boys into the lunch box and it’s smooth sailing!

2. Tuna Casserole 

I think that pretty much ANYTHING will automatically become kid-friendly as long as it’s in a delicious casserole. Because who could ever resist a casserole?! Make this casserole the night before Camp and pack it in a thermos! Voila! What makes this recipe incredibly easy is that Raincoast is now offering ready-to-go Tuna Pouches – which are high in omega 3’s and contain 14 grams of protein per serving! All you have to do is remove the tuna from the pouch and throw it in the casserole.. here’s our recipe below!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 8 ounces paste (any kind)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ can cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 Ranicoast Tuna Pouches

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Boil and drain pasta.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a baking dish
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and stir. Continue to bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is entirely melted.
  5. Allow to cool, pack in a thermos for camp!

3. Salmon Salad Pitas

Pitas are a fantastic go-to, mess-free AND easy lunch-box friendly food that kids LOVE! It’s a classic… for a reason! What kind of salmon should you used? Safe Catch: Pink Salmon! This canned salmon is found to be 30 times lower than the mercury limit AND is a great source of protein, vitamin B and is a source of selenium and potassium! Check out our recipe below!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 1 can Safe Catch: Pink Salmon; drained, skin discarded
  • 5 Tbsp finely chopped organic celery
  • 5 Tbsp sliced organic cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp Nutrimax Mayonnaise OR Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tsp organic lemon juice
  • 2 small Ozery Bakery Pitas
  • Salt & Pepper; to taste
  • Lettuce leaves

What to Do:  

  1. In a bowl, mix salmon, mayonnaise or yogurt, lemon juice and vegetables together
  2. Cut pitas in half and line them with lettuce leaves
  3. Stuff the pita with salmon salad mixture
  4. Serve!

Happy Camp Days!

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