Whether you’re on a camping trip or just enjoying time in the backyard, grilling is often a nutritious, delicious way to enjoy favorite meals! With charred flavor and texture, a grilled meal is savory while being packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.
In this blog post, we’re sharing meal ideas for the grill perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner … or anything in between!
8 meal ideas for the grill
When firing up the grill, it’s important to cook meals that are yummy without compromising on nutritional value.
We’re big fans of foil packets, so you’ll see several of those ideas below. Plus, a few other convenient grilling options!
Who says vegans can’t enjoy a grilled meal? While we often think of animal-based grilling staples, like burgers or bacon, there are simple vegan swaps available for those who don’t eat meat!
Red onion, peppers, butternut squash, potatoes, and zucchini add plenty of veggie goodness to this vegan recipe. Veggie sausages and Proper Good Spicy Seasoning make for just the right amount of kick! Try this recipe first thing in the morning on your next camping trip. To make for easy meal prep, chop the vegetables before leaving home and pre-pack the foil packets!
Don’t have access to a grill at your campsite? No worries! These foil packets can be made over a campfire. Chicken makes this meal high in protein and great fuel before a long hike or canoeing adventure.
Pineapple adds an unexpected twist and tropical flavor to keep mealtime fun and interesting. Barbeque sauce ties the ingredients together and makes this meal quintessentially “summer.”
This foil packet is similar to the recipe above with an Asian-cuisine inspired twist! Swap barbeque sauce for a bit of brown sugar, soy sauce, and flour and you’ve got yourself a whole different meal using many of the same ingredients!
If you’re looking to pack very few ingredients, this recipe and the BBQ chicken foil packets go well together and can be made on back to back days.
If you’re a fan of Proper Good Southwest Chili, you’ll love this recipe! These fajita foil packets pair well with Southwest Chili and make for a cozy dish … perfect for chilly or overcast days!
Colorful veggies like peppers and onion give these fajitas punchy flavor, and Proper Good’s Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend adds fiber to keep you feeling full all day long.
Craving a seaside meal … without the sea? Then shrimp foil packets are the meal for you! Create your very own fish boil with this recipe, which uses raw shrimp and andouille smoked sausage for smoky flavor and protein. Then add fingerling potatoes, corn, yellow onion, and garlic for veggie goodness all around!
If you can’t get enough spice (like us! ;) ), add in 1-3 tsps of Proper Good Spicy Seasoning until you’ve reached your desired level of heat.
Perfect for “meatless Monday” at home or on a camping trip, these vegan grilled tofu steaks are for the person who craves savory flavor without animal-based products!
Soy sauce, sesame oil, Proper Good Spicy Seasoning and honey make up a sweet and salty marinade to coat the tofu in. Grill over medium high heat until the tofu turns crispy brown, and voila! Vegan steaks at the ready.
Are you the type of camper who snacks throughout the day? Eat half of a steak shish kabob, then safely store and save the rest for later! These shish kabobs feature sirloin steak as the base with a delicious marinade made out of soy sauce, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and worcestershire sauce, and honey.
While we suggest using pineapple, zucchini, onion, and pepper in this recipe, you can use any veggies you’d like! We’d suggest swapping in mushrooms or eggplant if you’re looking to change things up.
Who said the grill can only be used for lunch or dinner?! Apple crisps are a sweet treat made that much better on the grill. By using fresh apples, cinnamon, and oats, these crisps are ready in just 20 minutes and are the perfect dessert after a campfire dinner, long hike, or swim in the lake!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and have a way to store it, try topping apple crisps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Get ready for your next camping trip in style … and ready to grill delicious meals! ;) We hope these ideas add fresh grilling ideas to your rotation. But for occasions when you’re not in the mood to grill or don’t have access to a grill, Proper Good meals can be a solution!Our soups, chilis, and oatmeals are camping ready and can be cooked over a campfire in a solo stove, and they’re safe to enjoy cold on hot summer days! Proper Good meals don’t require refrigeration and are non-perishable, so no need to drag a heavy cooler around!