Bright Line Camping


We are on spring break this week, and just spent a few days in the woods at Silver Falls State Park (gorgeous!) in a tiny cabin with a bed, heater, toilet, and my tiny backpacking stove. I was a little nervous about my food because this was the first time I’ve done something like this since starting my recovery program, but I’m so happy to report that my food was perfect, delicious, and easy! I wanted to share my success with you all, and a few meal ideas.

Also, for some reason my meals taste SO good when you are hiking and camping. Maybe it’s because I was hungrier from all the hiking, or happy from being in nature, but my meals were pure bliss. I loved that I didn’t have to give a single thought to food on our trip and could enjoy all of the activities that much more. It was so freeing to know exactly what I was going to eat so that I didn’t have to make any food decisions at all.

Sugar & Flour-Free Menu for the Woods

Day 1:

Day 2:

* Grain for Maintenance Plan Only


For dinner, I had my meals already prepared and portioned out in Tupperware containers in the cooler. All I had to do was plop it into a pot and heat it up for a few minutes on my little camp stove. It was perfect, and SO satisfying after a day of hiking!

For more on-the-go meal ideas, check out this post.

What do you eat when you are on-the-go or don’t have access to a kitchen? Post in the comments below!

Side Note: Here are some photos of my spouse and I having a grand-old time in the woods.


  1. And here I was feeling just garden variety miserable with our projected 3-5 inches of snow today AND then you send us this! Looks like fun though, I’m jealous.

  2. I am on the weight loss part of BL…so this wouldn’t work, but it looks relish..

    • Hi Sandy, everything on here is compatible with the weight loss plan, the only part that’s for maintenance is crackers at lunch (easily omitted) and rice at dinner (which I added as an afterthought). What part doesn’t seem like it would work?

  3. I just found your site today and am so excited to see this post! I’m going camping next week and I was so nervous about bright line eating.while I’m there. These meals look fantastic and I’m excited at the possibilities now! Thanks so much!

  4. What type of backpacking stove do you have?