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Kidzworld Kitchen: Campfire Treats

Nothing feels like summer more than enjoying the great outdoors with a camping trip. There’s something awesome about leaving the phones and TV at home and spending time with friends and family around the campfire telling stories and enjoying good food. The tricky thing about camping food is finding things that taste great, require very little preparation and, most importantly, can be cooked over the grill or an open fire. Everyone brings the staples: wieners, marshmallows, steaks and burgers, but here are just a few ideas for special treats that are wrapped in foil (for breezy cleanup) and cooked right in your campfire. Treat everyone to fresh muffins in the morning, stuffed apples for dessert and banana boats for a late night treat to replace the been-there-done-that s’mores.  Enjoy your outdoor adventure!

Grilled Banana Boats

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup small marshmallows
  • Other toppings you might like (toffee chips, caramel pieces, berries, sprinkles, coconut, peanut butter, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Cut banana lengthwise and stuff with marshmallows
  2. Stuff with chocolate chips and any other toppings
  3. Wrap banana in tin foil
  4. Place on hot coals or near campfire.
  5. Cook banana for five minutes, unwrap and enjoy!

Kidzworld Kitchen: Campfire TreatsGrilled Banana BoatsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Orange Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 6 oranges
  • 2 (7 ounce) packages blueberry muffin mix (or any flavor)
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Cut oranges in half
  2. Scoop out the orange segments and set aside to enjoy later
  3. Reserve the hollow orange shells
  4. Prepare the muffin mix according to the package directions
  5. Add fresh blueberries to the batter
  6. Fill the orange peel cups half full of batter
  7. Loosely wrap each one with heavy duty aluminum foil
  8. Place in hot coals, making sure that the batter side stays up
  9. Cook 6-10 minutes until muffins are cooked

Kidzworld Kitchen: Campfire TreatsOrange MuffinsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Campfire Stuffed Apples

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Core out the top half of an apple.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oats and spices in a small bowl
  3. Divide brown sugar mixture between the apples
  4. Place butter on top of sugar
  5. Wrap in foil and place in coals, candy-side up,
  6. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  7. Take out of coals and enjoy!

Kidzworld Kitchen: Campfire TreatsCampfire Stuffed ApplesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy campfire cooking!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Have Your Say

What’s your favorite camping snack? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
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EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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