Vegetable Foil Packs

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Vegetable foil packs: an activity for children of all ages. Foil packs are a fun way to make dinner and are perfect for grilling or for camping trips. In this activity, children will learn a fun way to bring a variety of foods together from the garden to create a healthy meal.

  • Ingredients: makes four servings
    • 1 bag frozen sweet corn
    • 4 red potatoes, washed and diced into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
    • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
    • 2 carrots, coined
    • 1 bag frozen peas
    • 1 tbsp heat tolerant oil
    • garlic salt to taste
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • seasonings as desired (basil, oregano, thyme, steak seasoning, etc)
    • add meat as desired
    • head of cabbage (do not chop)
  • Supplies:
    • heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Wash and prepare the vegetables. Wash the cabbage and leave the leaves whole.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the vegetables and seasonings, except the cabbage.
  • Cut eight 18×12 inch pieces of foil.
  • Add a large cabbage leaf into the middle of the foil.
  • Divide the ingredients into four equal parts and add to the center of the cabbage leaf. (The cabbage leaf helps to keep the ingredients from sticking to the foil.)
  • Wrap each packet securely, double-folding along the edges.
  • Cook on a grate over the coals of a campfire (or in a preheated oven at 450 degrees F) until vegetables are tender and meat is cooked (about 25-40 minutes).
  • To serve, cut a large X across the top of the foil and carefully pull back the sides, allowing the steam to escape.
  • Enjoy!