As much as we all love a good s’more, most camping food often leaves something to be desired. While they have their time and place, canned beans, hot dogs, and salty chips aren’t exactly a foodie’s idea of a good time. Thankfully, with the help of make-ahead recipes, foil packets, and skillet meals, camping can turn into a delectable culinary experience. For tips on how to turn your camping/glamping trip into a foodie paradise, check out the tips below.

1. Make-Ahead Meals: Prepping your meals ahead of time is key to keeping it stress-free. Ingredients like mixed fruit, pasta salads, and dips are all a cinch to whip up, pack, and go. (via Flavour and Savour)

2. Skillet Meals: A cast iron skillet is one of those essential camping tools that you’ll never regret lugging along. With it, you can make everything from brats, pasta, and desserts like this berry, pound cake, and chocolate skillet. (Recipe + Tip via Taste and Tell)

3. Foil Packets: Once you start camping regularly you’ll quickly learn that aluminum foil is your BFF. Just about any breakfast, lunch, or dinner that you can think of can be cooked in a foil packet, and the clean up is minimal. (Recipe + Tip via Creme De La Crumb)

4. Bring Energy-Boosting Snacks: Protein-filled trail mix, beef jerky, and granola bars are a godsend for keeping you full between meals and energized for outdoor activities. Try making a blend that has a little bit of everything to save room on an afternoon hike. (Recipe + Tip via The Big Man’s World)

5. Think Outside of S’mores for Dessert: Obviously you have to have s’mores at some point during your camping trip, but that’s not your only dessert option. Try grilling planks of pineapple and tossing it in a brown sugar-cinnamon mixture for a slightly healthier option. (Recipe + Tip via The Recipe Critic)

6. Bring Drinks in Pitchers: Whether you plan on getting boozy or keeping it PG, making drinks like fresh lemonade and sangria in a pitcher will save room and taste better than the canned stuff. Plus, the less waste you create the easier it will be to clean up! (Recipe + Tip via The Little Epicurean)

7. Try Out Food in Cones: It may sound weird, but it tastes delicious. Go for a DIY s’mores cone bar with various candies or even a pizza or taco cone made with a tortilla. (Recipe + Tip via The Girl Who Ate Everything)

8. Foods On Sticks Are Your Friend: Marshmallows and skewers are great and all, but have you ever had a cinnamon roll on a stick? Life changing. (Recipe + Tip via Almost Supermom)

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