Campfire comparison

With the first long weekend of the summer behind us, we’ve been thinking a lot about camping.

image via andyarthur on flickr

While we love campfire food as much as the next person, as Dietitians, we can’t help but flinch at some of the nutrition labels. To make our next camping trip a bit healthier, we scoured the shelves for some better-for-you, but still tasty alternatives to a classic campfire meal.


These simple swaps keep your meal the same, but results in:

  • 47% less sodium– helps with lowering blood pressure, and risk for heart disease and strokes
  • 35% more protein – helps with meal satisfaction and reduced cravings
  • 37% less saturated fat – helps reduce the risk for heart disease and strokes

* when comparing the whole grain bun to the white, the whole grain contained no more fibre, and had over 40% more sodium per serving, making the white bun the better choice. (Health Canada recommends 50% of your grains be whole grain)

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  1. eissyrc says:

    A little surprised at the 1 tbsp of ketchup / mustard in both column. That’s a lot ! I don’t even put that much on !

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