Soak up the sun this summer and have some fun where you can. Whether you’re going on a hike, camping, having a picnic at the park, spending a day at the beach, or just enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of your own backyard, it takes great-tasting, healthy, and satisfying food to fuel your outdoor adventures and activities. Check out our 4 Gluten-free Outdoor Food Ideas + Hacks for Camping, and Backyard Fun—these easy-to-make, portable recipes are perfect whether you’re at home, on-site, or on-the-go.
Hiking Hunger Sandwich Hack
Nice weather is an invitation to appreciate nature with all your senses. Taking in the fresh sights, sounds, and smells is enough to work up a healthy appetite. Satisfy your stomach before, during, or after your hike with this fresh-tasting, easily portable Hummus & Veggies Bagel Sandwich. For portability, pack the hummus in a small, sealable container, separate from the veggies and bread. A good sandwich packing hack is to layer your toppings into a container in order of top ingredient to bottom. When ready to eat, flip the contents of the container onto the bread for a quick and easy meal. No soggy sandwiches!
Pizza Picnic in the Park
Our Gluten-free Three Cheese Pizza recipe has everything there is to love about a classic three-cheese pizza… minus the gluten and dairy so everyone can enjoy it. This dish is perfect for beach barbecues and park picnics where you have access to a grill. All you need is Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten-Free Pizza Crust and your favourite toppings to get started.
Preheat the grill for high heat and while it heats up brush one side of pizza crust with olive oil and place it on the grill oil side down. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the bottom of the crust starts to crisp. Move crust over to indirect heat, brush the top with olive oil, and flip it. Then, add pizza sauce followed by your choice of toppings and vegan cheese. Close the lid and cook for another 5 or 6 minutes. Carefully remove from heat and cut into portions. If you don’t have access to a grill don’t worry! Make it in your oven at home ahead of time and pack it to go!
Few things top getting ice cream on a hot summer day. Treat the whole family to a gourmet, gluten-free ice cream sandwich that tastes just as delicious as it looks. Our Cherries Jubilee Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich layers non-dairy ice cream between two pieces of grilled Cinnamon & Raisin gluten-free bread for a sweet and savoury chew. The cherry on top? This treat can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own backyard and is completely family-friendly! (Make ahead and store in your camper or RV freezer to take gourmet gluten-free glamping to a whole new level of cool!)
A Camping Classic Done Differently
Try this twist on a camping dessert classic—The S’mores Dog! If you’re among the many who’ve pondered the mysteriously mismatched number of hot dog buns versus number of hot dogs in a pack, fume no longer. It takes just a few minutes to transform those buns into a scrumptious dessert. With Wowbutter, banana, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce, this dreamy gluten-free S’mores Dog is sure to become your new fave campfire treat. (Actual camping not required!)
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