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Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Wrecksie » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:48 pm

Hi all - hope everyone has had a great Xmas especially if you have got away camping.

Just looking for any low fat camping recipes that anyone may have please.

3 months ago i had a heart attack and ended up having a triple bypass which has slowed me down a bit (yes i am doing pretty good and planning on returning to work 11 Jan after 4 months off) but i am now looking forward to getting away camping again at Easter with 2 other families that we go away with every year but i now need to watch pretty carefully what i am eating. We normally all cook together so we usually keep our food planning pretty simple for us and the kids without a stack of ingredients that we need to take with us.

if anyone has got some good recipes or knows of a good site on the internet to find stuff please let me know.

wishing everyone a happy and very healthy 2010 (thats my goal)

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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby him and I » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:05 pm

:hello:
Hi Wrecksie, my hubby Rob had a heart attack beginning March, he had a stent put in one artery. That knocked him around a bit but is coming good again. Glad to hear you are doing well, after the triple bypass. We too are doing low fat cooking and using less salt so I have been looking on the internet for low fat menus etc. I have been buying lite products, but on reading the label discovered that there are massive amounts of sodium (salt) and sugars added. You can't win. I am wondering is it may be better buying the normal milk for instance and watering it down. Full fat milk has less sodium and sugar!! In the meantime we are using heartsmart margarines, plenty of vege and salad, wholemeal bread, no fried food of course all the things we like are on the no no list!! I have quit making thickened gravies and sauces, stir frys are good. Check the labels when grocery shopping. Specialist says Rob will be fit for travel again in about 3 weeks. good luck. Val and Rob
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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Titch » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:12 pm

Alfoil is your friend, vege,s in alfoil in the coals, just add a tad of water, maybe a touch of mint.pepper if wanted.
No fat and yumm.
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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:23 pm

When i went camping just a few days ago i took pumpkin,sweet potato,regular potato,beans,cabbage,carrot,cauliflower, add what ever veges you like,a chicken frame put it all in a pot with only about 2 inches of water and let it simmer for a round an hour and a half. the pumpkin cooks to a mash so basically that makes your sauce the chicken frame is your flavour and i cooked some rice to throw in..of course you could add herbs,basil is my favourite,but basically if it is in a packet, tin or processed it is no good for you.
Him and I you are correct in saying lite and low stuff is full of sugars and salt,avoid them.I found the book "Fit For Life" an excellent read.
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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Little Kopit » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:40 am

Ok, let's look at blood pressure and the rest of our health.

My heart is pretty good, but I have other health problems.

ONE big motto: Cook from SCRATCH, that is fresh veggies, meat as close to source as you can get, and stay away from the processed foods. These are overloaded with chemicals and salt that hurt us.

I make that #1 because I see toooooooo many recipes with processed foods. The short cut can lead to a short life. Macaroni & cheese is one of my favourite meals, but no, I'm not supposed to do that. The cheese is a processed food, of course. & the pasta is too.

Motto 2: Natural foods are easier for the body to absorb. I almost want to make that #1, but the processed foods have made more heart, blood pressure......... problems on this side of the pond. In fact the Canadian government is trying to find a way to reduce the amount of fats may have to be sold. LESS FAT is a healthier way to think that the marketing logo of 'low fat'

Examples of health natural fats & oils: most plant oils, olive oil, nut oils (yes, I know of peanut allergies), safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil. Avoid things like canola oil and marjarines like the plague. Stay the heck away from "low fat". These things have additives to keep some taste in, etc. Thus, chemicals that do harm. & butter is your choice, yes it is. Various articles, dieticians, etc. say use a bit of healthy oil with the butter. Fish oil has especially healthy oil.

Motto 3: eat different types of foods in every meal. I have difficulty in fitting in some grain type carbohydrates since I cook for just me, but that's one of the things dieticians say I need to do. Or don't bake a squash and make that your meal

{{Here is a link to some of what we call squash vs. pumpkin http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=acorn+%26+buttercup+squash&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= That image of a twice baked buttercup squash has more variety than what I tend to do. But I have taken & just put an egg in each centre hole for the last 20 minutes baking and that gives me better results and gives me my taste of squash.

I'm far from perfect in my diet, but I sure know a lot more than I did when I got into these health problems and talked with those who deal with them for themselves or their family.

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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:49 am

Little kopit " I have difficulty in fitting in some grain type "

i also found this difficult but now go to the farmers markets buy a mix of nuts,seeds and grains mix them with some oats and natural youghurt and fruit and that`s breakfast.
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Re: Low Fat Camping Recipes

Postby Wrecksie » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:39 pm

thanks for all the good tips folks. Just returned from a week away camping at Goomburra and happy to say I did not starve and had lots of great meals cooked by the group. As we had power one of the families brought along a slow cooker so we had a couple of roasts cooked with vegies done in the camp oven; also had barbies and salad and burritos another night. Basically as long as it was not already prepared in a tin or packet it was not too bad. Agree with the comments on sodium and sugar but i also don't have a problem with blood pressure so can afford to take in a bit of salt as long as the saturated fat content is low. I seem to spend a lot of time reading food labels these days and am learning that there is still lots of good food out there for both home and camping and was thankful that our Easter camping crew took my "special" needs into consideration when planning the meals this year.
hope everyone else had a great Easter camping

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