Healthy Campfire Recipes (Q13 FOX News)

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Are you going camping this summer! I am! Don’t get stuck eating junk in the woods – here are some ideas for a healthy camping trip. 










Campfire Hotdog Octopus
It’s summertime, and I love camp fires! Roasting hot dogs is fun, but make sure to buy nitrate-free, organic hot dogs. Here is a really fun way to roast a hot dog, and you don’t need the bun!
  1. Nitrate-free hot dogs or chicken sausages
  2. Hot dog stick
  3. Preparation
  1. Using a knife, slice the bottom half of the hot dog lengthwise. Repeat until you have 8 "legs."
  2. Poke the hot dog stick through the "head" of the octopus so the octopus is standing vertical when placed over the fire.
  3. Keep the octopus vertical. The legs will start to curl as they cook. Once the legs are cooked enough that they are fairly firm, you can turn the octopus upside down to cook its head.
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Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wrap
This is one of my favorites! It's a huge hit with my family too. Don't skip the miso sauce - I know it's weird but it's really delicious!
  1. Chicken thigh or breast, cut into 2-inch cubes
  2. Teriyaki sauce, enough to cover the chicken in a plastic bag (make sure it has no MSG or artificial colors or flavors!)
For the dressing
  1. 1 T red miso paste
  2. 1 T water
  3. 1/2 t soy sauce
  4. 1 t lemon juice
For the salted cucumbers
  1. 1 english cucumber
  2. 1 t salt
  3. Bibb lettuce
  4. Cooked brown rice (optional)
  5. Carrot shavings (you can use a potato peeler), for color and garnish
  1. Marinate the chicken in a plastic bag with the teriyaki sauce for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients until the miso is dissolved.
  3. Make a campfire, and roast the chicken either on a stick, or in a grilling basket.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, slice the cucumbers thin using a mandolin (this could be done ahead of time as well.) Sprinkle the salt on the cucumbers, and toss to distribute evenly. Let the cucumbers sit for a half hour. Squeeze the water out of the cucumbers.
  5. To assemble, place some rice and a few pieces of chicken in your bibb lettuce, top with some crunchy cucumber, carrot shavings, and a drizzle of the miso sauce. Yummy!
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Campfire Banana Boats
You can make healthy treats over a campfire too! Try these Ooey Gooey Banana boats, and experiment with toppings!
  1. Bananas
  2. Toppings, such as high quality chocolate, blueberries, sliced strawberries, nuts.
  1. With peel still on, slice a banana lengthwise without going all the way through.
  2. Stuff the banana with your toppings.
  3. Wrap in heavy duty foil, and place in the coals of your fire for 5 minutes.
  4. Very carefully, fish out the banana, open it (be careful, the steam is super hot!) and eat the ooey gooey goodness right out of the foil and banana peel.
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