Healthy Camping and Picnic Cooking Class

Get instant access to this recipe video class and detailed recipe ebook once you register.

All recipes are plant-based, low to no sugar, and gluten-free



Eating healthy while camping isn’t as hard as you may think. As is true with any attempt to eat healthy, whether camping or not, it takes a little bit of planning and motivation!

After snacking on low nutrition food on a trip, do you end the day feeling wiped out, fatigued, and super hungry?

Have you ever had the task of packing a daypack for a day trip to the beach, lake, or hiking and just default to some energy bars, chips, and some store-bought hummus?

Learn how to pack and restock a camping box that you can open before every trip and grab what you need for the day, the weekend, or longer.  Learn the best techniques for filling your backpack with goodness and even how to keep it cold all day. 


Staying Healthy While Camping 101 

Learn 20+ Healthy Camping Snacks, Breakfasts, Main Meals, Desserts, and Instant Superfood Drinks To Keep You On Track While Enjoying The Great Outdoors. 

If you’re looking for some delicious and amazing gluten-free camping food ideas that are certain to hit the spot, you won’t want to miss out on these yummy recipes! Preparing nourishing camping dinner recipes feeds the body and satisfies the soul, especially if you enjoy them with friends and family around a crackling campfire! 

What To Expect

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Recipe eBook


Get instant access to our detailed, professional Recipe eBook with over 20+ recipes including breakfast, snacks, meals, grab-and-go, and desserts. All recipes are plant-based, gluten-free, and provide low-carb and low-sugar options.

This recipe eBook will be your go-to camping and picnic manual for years to come! 

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Virtual Classroom


Once you sign up, you will have access to our Recipe and Preparation Class series (2+ hours long) We love to give lots of tips and tricks to make your time in the kitchen even better and more efficient. We teach you how to prep for any adventure this summer while keeping to your health goals!

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Interact, learn, and ask questions, anytime


Join other healthy outdoor enthusiasts and get your questions answered, anytime!  You will learn about ingredients used, equipment, tools, and techniques - and common camping tips and tricks to keep you healthy and nourished along your adventures!

On the Menu

  • Beverages - Instant Bulletproof Mushroom Coffee, & Golden Milk Mixes, Cold Electrolyte Water (just add hot or cold water and mix)

  • Healthy Milkshakes and Superfood Smoothies - these will keep you full for hours.
  • Instant Grain-Free Breakfast Porridge - A variety of flavors- just add water!
  • Quick Seed Energy Bars - these are a perfect, easy snack for your outings. 
  • Satisfying Dips - Better than Hummus, Spicy Cilantro Sauce, and Cheesy Chipotle that can be frozen in small containers for up to a month and grabbed right before you leave the house (will defrost in your daypack or cooler)
  • Dutch Oven Nachos - grain-free chips loaded with beans, avocado, onions, salsa, and cheesy chipotle dip made at the campsite.
  • Veggie Flatbread Crackers/Bread- This has become one of our most popular cracker and bread recipes among our students.
  • Easy Grain-Free Sandwiches using our veggie flatbread, coconut wraps, nori sheets, and more, we'll show you how to fill 'em with various sauces and fillings.
  • Just Reheat Veggie Curry - hearty, comforting curry that you can premake, freeze and reheat on your campfire or campstove
  • Southwest Quinoa Salad - the perfect picnic share salad or grab-and-go salad for camping, picnics, or anytime
  • Veggie Platters (vegan cheeses, olives, dips, crackers, and more)
  • Cold Noodles On The Run with a Quick Asian Dressing - We'll give you a few low-carb noodle options, top them with some marinated veggies, and show you how to make a quick sauce.
  • Quiche-like Savory Grain-Free Muffins for breakfast or an anytime snack. A variety of flavors await you!
  • Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut sugar or keto (our best recipe yet)
  • 3 Ingredient Sweet Potato "S'mores" - upgrade your gram cracker with a grain-free healthy s'more variation to enjoy around the campfire!

PLUS Techniques like:

  • What the best food to pack while picnicking, car camping, backpacking
  • How to stay keto or low-carb while camping
  • Our favorite gadgets and tools to make food prep while enjoying the great outdoors easy and fun
  • How to pack and restock a camping box that you can open before every trip and grab what you need for the day, the weekend, or longer
  • The best techniques for filling your backpack with goodness and even how to keep it cold all-day

Having food intolerances can be no fun. We get it!

We are two high-energy chefs who love to play in the kitchen and have switched out the naughty for the good so you can still enjoy eating the food you love.

If you suffer from gluten intolerance or are even diagnosed with Celiac, then you know all too well the importance of making certain that you’re packing gluten-free vegan camping food (if you’re vegan!) for your trip.

This class doesn't end when we finish. Our community of gluten-free, like-minded gals are here to support you! Join our Pure Joy Support Group so you can ask, learn, and interact with your fellow class participants and our instructors. 


Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 plant-based recipe books, a speaker, and an internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.

Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full-flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.

Through whole, and mostly plant-based foods, cleansing, and fasting, Elaina has healed herself from a serious case of systemic candida, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances during menopause and cleared up her severe skin problems. She is the creator and producer of the first-ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag, and continues to create new recipes and content for online courses and retreats.

Katelyn Louise

Katelyn (aka Kate) specializes in healing autoimmune through low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, with an emphasis on medicinal herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods.

She is passionate about the gluten-free lifestyle, after being diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2010. She's mastered her way around a gluten-free kitchen and understands the ins and outs of what it takes to be 100% gluten-free.

Kate has taught and facilitated plant-based chef trainings, detox retreats, classes, and workshops around the world for years. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them transition to healthier gluten and grain-free diet with delicious alternatives. She'll show you the top superfoods and which ones you should start with, how to make healing Medicinal Elixirs using herbal medicine and tonic teas, everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens, and why you need them to heal your gut and boost ur immunity.

 What other participants say about our virtual classes

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"I made a triple batch of the chocolate zucchini muffins from the Thanksgiving virtual class (also 4 other recipes there that were all magnificently exquisite). Thank you Katelyn and Elaina for continuing to wow us!"

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“I must say I’m super glad I took the baking classes. Easy, fun, and delicious recipes! Thank you, ladies ”

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" I loved your camping class....thank you! Last night, I made the Cheesy Chipotle Sauce that I put on steamed broccoli and cabbage along with some natto for dinner and it was excellent! You guys both look amazing! Thank you, Kim"


Grab your tent and camping gear and get ready to head outdoors! 

But just because you’re away from your kitchen, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious food. The recipes are easy to make and will keep you energized on your next camping trip.