You'll Love the Simplicity & Versatility of These Foil Packet Dinners!

By Elle Merrill, Enlightened Nutrition August 12, 2020

I don't know about you, but sometimes preparing a meal everyone will like is exhausting.  Not to mention in the summer it's hot turning on the oven, and we'd rather be spending time outside anyway.  And, then there are the times we are camping and tire of run of the mill hamburgers and hot dogs.  So, what's a mom to do?  Check out this easy foil dinner idea!  Foil dinners are an easy and healthful option to enjoy surrounding your campfire this weekend! 


Protein of Choice (Chicken, Ground Beef, Ground Turkey, Beans, etc.)

Vegetables of Choice (Zucchini, Squash, Corn, Carrots, Celery, etc.)Starch of Choice (Whole Grain Rice, Russet Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, etc.)

Seasoning of Choice (Favorite marinade, Dressing, or Olive oil with dry seasonings)


Prepare and combine selected ingredients in a piece of tin foil. If utilizing rice, it will need to be pre-cooked before adding it to your foil packet.  Cook foil dinner on the grill or fire until the contents are cooked thoroughly.  Be careful when opening the packets as steam is often released.  A pair of tongs is a great tool to have on hand along with an oven mitt for safety.  

*Family challenge* Have your kiddo's pick the items to put into the dinner and it will excite them about trying something new (and is also a crowd pleaser as everyone can get exactly what they want for dinner)! 

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