Camping on a Low FODMAP Diet

Camping on a Low FODMAP Diet

Written by Lisa Kunstler, FodShop Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor


Spring has sprung and camping is in full swing! With school holidays and Christmas vacations on the cards, it's time to plan for the warmer weather and camping trips. Following the low FODMAP diet can be challenging when you're away from the comfort of your own home, especially when it's hard to keep foods fresh. This guide will help you keep up the low FODMAP diet when you're camping this spring and summer. 


Instant Meals

Radix Nutrition have some great options for nutritionally complete, low FODMAP meals that only require the addition of water to make. It is dense with nutrients and has a complete amino acid profile for muscle repair, growth and maintenance. Furthermore, Radix meals are high in prebiotics, which stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut that are an essential component of regular digestion. They contain 100% natural ingredients and are free of allergens, artificial sweeteners, gluten, and artificial flavours that may upset the stomach. 

Being a freeze-dried meal, they are easy to pack and take along on a camping trip. They're ready in 5 minutes or less when you add water. Breakfast options and main meals are available including Mexican Chilli, Peri Peri, and Indian Curry.



If you have access to a fire, heating up a low FODMAP soup in a cast iron pot is a great option for a cozy night around the campfire. Try FODMAPPED pumpkin or minestrone soup, Bay's Kitchen carrot and coriander soup, or Plantasy Food's instant laksa soup (just add hot water)!


Trail Mix

Making your own trail mix for a hike can be a great option for a quick low FODMAP snack. These can be made to be low FODMAP by serving size, which makes them perfect to avoid FODMAP stacking throughout the day.  

Choose any of the following low FODMAP ingredients...

  • low FODMAP seeds - pumpkin seeds, pepitas, chia seeds, flax seeds
  • low FODMAP nuts - macadamias, peanuts, pine nuts, walnuts
  • Maple syrup for sweetness
  • Vegan mylk chocolate
  • Currants, dates, goji berries are appropriate in a low FODMAP serving size


Snack Bars

Bars to snack on during the day when you're exploring are a great option. Often the supermarkets nearby in rural areas are limited, or there may not be access to food for kilometres! If you need to stack up on low FODMAP bars, we recommend Koja, Rediculously Delicious, FodBods, or Amazonia. 


Happy camping!


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