The Best Allergy-Friendly Snacks & Meals for Summer Camping

Whether your summer camping involves pitching tents, campfires, & of course, lots and lots of s’mores or simply sending your little ones off to their summer camp with a brown paper lunch packed with delicious, energizing snacks and treats, it’s never a bad idea to have a list of go-to goodies for summers on-the-go. With schools letting out and weather warming up, we thought it was just the time to share our favorite road-trip ready, summer camp safe snacks and meals that are healthy, allergy-free, + convenient for a jam-packed summer schedule.

Allergy-Safe Summer Camp Snacks 

Homemade Trail Mix

In addition to nuts and other common allergens, traditional store bought trail mix is typically  packed with funky ingredients we’d all like to exclude from our healthy diets. The good news? Making it yourself is easy, quick, + a fun way to get your little ones into the kitchen and excited about healthy eating! Plus, this versatile, on-the-go friendly goodie can be sweet, savory, or a combination of both! 

~Savory Trail Mix: Safe + Fair Everything Bagel Popcorn + gluten-free pretzel stix + rice chex cereal + sunflower seeds + pumpkin seeds + roasted corn nuts + dried edamame beans + corn chex cereal

~Sweet Trail Mix: Safe + Fair Birthday Cake Popcorn + Safe + Fair Birthday Cake Granola + honey rice chex cereal + pumpkin seeds + dairy-free chocolate chips + dried cherries + gluten-free pretzels

~Combo Mix: Safe + Fair Sea Salt Seasoned Popcorn + Safe + Fair Dark Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn + pumpkin seeds + sunflower seeds + gluten-free pretzels + corn chex cereal + rice chex cereal + dried cranberries 

Chips + Dip

What better way to fuel a full day of camping or summer camping than with a protein-packed dip AND protein-packed chips! With a variety of flavors & 10 grams of plant-powered protein, Safe + Fair’s Vegan Protein Chips paired with a protein-rich dip is the perfect hunger-crushing combination to satisfy cravings and supercharge your camp adventures. Check out our favorite protein-packed pairs below.

~Safe + Fair Sea Salt Vegan Protein Chips + Hummus

~Safe + Fair Sweet Jalepeño Vegan Protein Chips + Black Bean Dip

~Safe + Fair Hickory BBQ Vegan Protein Chips + Dairy-Free Queso

No-Bake Energy Balls

Quick, convenient, nutrient-dense, & mess-free? What more could you ask for with a road-trip-ready, camp-friendly snack? No-bake energy balls are a Safe + Fair favorite anytime we hit the trails, the beach, or immerse ourselves in the great outdoors!

~Go-To Energy Ball Formula: 2 C Medjool Dates + 1 Scoop Safe + Fair Kids Plant-Based Protein Powder + 1 C Gluten-Free Rolled Oats + 2 TBSP Honey or Maple Syrup + ½ C Safe + Fair Granola (flavor of choice)

*Blend all ingredients + Add Mixins + Form into Balls + Store + Serve!

~Favorite No-Bake Energy Ball Mixins!: Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips + Dried Fruit + Gluten-Free Cereal + Chocolate-Coated Candies + Sunflower Seeds + Pumpkin Seeds + Chia Seeds + Ground Flaxseeds + Cocoa Powder + Shredded Coconut

Homemade Granola Bars

Whether you’re planning on a high-octane camping trip complete with hiking, climbing, fishing, and more or are simply looking for the perfect sack lunch snack to fuel your little ones summer camp adventures, granola bars are always the move! The best part? Making your own from scratch is an easy way to up the nutrition & cut the not-so-good-for-us ingredients.

~Go-To-Granola Bars: 1 ½ C Rolled Oats + 1 C Safe + Fair Granola (flavor of choice) + ½ C Sunflower Seed Butter (warmed + melted) + ¼ C Maple Syrup + (warmed + melted) + ¼ C Coconut Oil (melted) + ¼ C Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips or Cacao Nibs + ¼ C Chopped Dried Fruit

*Blend dry ingredients + Melt and stir wet ingredients + Add mixins + Stir + Store + Cut + Serve!

Homemade Protein Fruit Leathers

When it comes to lunch box favorites, nothing feels quite as nostalgic as fruit leathers. What's more, these portable, convenient treats can easily be made at home and with a few slight tweaks, can be made to pack  nutritious, protein-packed punch that’s perfect for powering up an outdoor camping adventure or a long day at summer camp.

~Go-To Fruit Leathers: 3 C Fruit of Choice + 4 Scoops Safe + Fair Vanilla Ice Cream Kids Protein Powder + 2 TBSP Honey

*Heat over to 140°F + Cook Fruit and 1 TBSP Water in a Saucepan for 15 min + Remove from Heat + Add Protein Powder and Honey + Blend in Food Processor + Pour over Lined Baking Sheet + Let Sit Overnight + Cut + Serve

Granola Cookies

Pairing energy-dense ingredients like dried fruit, seeds, and whole grain oats from Safe + Fair’s clean-label granola makes these easy, nutritious cookies healthy enough to eat for breakfast, as a mid-afternoon snack, or a post-dinner treat! So whether you bring these along on your next camping trip or send them in your kiddo’s' summer camp sack lunch, they’re certain to be a hit!

~Go-To Granola Cookies: 3 C Oats + 2 C Safe + Fair Granola (flavor of choice) +  8 oz Pitted Dates + ¼ C Coconut Oil + ¼ C Sugar + ¼ C Water + ½ C Applesauce + ¾ TBSP Baking Powder

*Heat Oven to 400 °F + Boil Dates, Oil, Water, and Sugar + Remove from Heat and Blend + Add Applesauce + Stir + Add Dry Ingredients and Stir + Once combined, form Cookie Balls + Place on Baking Sheet + Bake for 8 Minutes + Store, Serve, and Enjoy!

~Favorite Granola Cookie Mixins: Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips + Shredded Coconut + Goji Berries + Cinnamon + Dried Fruit + Gluten Free Pretzels (crushed) + Safe + Fair Sea Salt Vegan Protein Chips (for a sweet + salty combo!)

**Pro-Tip: Use these cookies in place of graham crackers for s’mores for a delicious texture + flavor twist on the classic campfire treat!

Cheers to summer memory-making in the great outdoors!