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Healthy Camping Recipe – Lentil and Cashew Curry with Yoghurt

Did we mention we’re working on a ‘non campervan building but still campervan related’ long term project?  That’s right, some of us at Achtung Camper are pooling together our knowledge and love of healthy cooking, nutrition and campervan living to eventually publish a healthy eating campervan cookbook.  The requirements?  Meals have to be super nutritious, super simple and super tasty.  Not to mention only include ingredients that are super easy to source wherever you are in Australia!

One of potential meals is this virtually ‘no cooking’ curry.  The ingredients are all healthy but are all pantry items so you can shop for this a month before you cook it.

We look forward to your comments and tips once you’ve tried it out!

Lentil and Cashew Curry with Yoghurt

Ingredients:

  • 1 diced large onion
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tin lentils
  • 1 tin organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin light organic coconut milk
  • 200 g roughly chopped raw cashews
  • Organic natural yoghurt
  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the curry powder and continue to slowly cook for a further minute.
  2. Add the lentils, chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and cashews. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Serve in bowls topped with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

Serves 2-4 depending on how hungry you are!

Recipe inspired by Puy Lentil curry recipe published on the Victoria Government’s Betterhealth website.

 

WHAT FOOD DO WE PACK FOR A CAMPING TRIP?

 

People are often asking, what do WE pack when we go on a campervanning trip? We’ve done it so many times that the food we take camping is pretty much always the same, and allows for easy (and healthy!) meals without having to visit a supermarket for at least 4 days after leaving home. It’s also easy to add fresh meat or seafood to any of these meals if you do happen to stop at some shops on the way (although the meals below are just as yummy as they are).

Dinner Menu:

  • Pasta with tomatoes sauce, garlic, onion and olives + any vegies you have on hand (if any).
  • Pasta with pesto and sun dried tomatoes + any vegies you have on hand (if any).
  • Rice, curry sauce with chickpeas, onion, saltanas + any vegies you have on hand (if any).

HEALTHY-ISH NACHOS (Yes I can justify eating these for dinner with a few beers!)

camping food

Tin of black beans

Tin of refried beans

Corn Chips

Grated cheese

Jar of salsa

Avocado

We’d also set off with the freezer full of proteins of your choice ie diced chicken, prawns, sausages.

BREAKFAST THINGS

Cereal

Milk

Jam

Bread

Coffee

Fresh eggs

Tea

Cocoa

LUNCH THINGS

Boiled eggs

Block of cheese

Tins of tuna

A few tomatoes

Carrotts

Peanut butter

Tins of baked beans

DINNER THINGS

Packets of pasta

Quinoa or rice

Tins of crushed tomatoes

Coconut milk

A few onions

Garlic

Tin of chick peas

Jar of sun dried tomatoes

Jar of pesto

Small jars of olives

Vegies that last a while in the fridge in/out of the fridge such as zucchini, sweet potatoe, capsicum.

SNACK/OTHER THINGS

Salt and pepper

Curry powder

Mayonaise

Mustard

Olive oil

A packet of sultanas

Nuts

Parmesan Cheese

Packet of marshmallows

Chocolate/biscuits/chips!

Beer and Wine

Comment below with any other items of food to take camping that should be on this list or any good camping recipes!

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