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Ashley and I are planning on camping this weekend, and I’ve been reminded of one of the simplest soy-free dinners out there: foil dinners.
For those who don’t know, a foil dinner is assorted vegetables, ground beef, and seasonings (with a bit of liquid to steam everything) wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked in the oven or over a campfire. We love foil dinners because each individual meal is so customizable. Since the vegetables, meat, and seasonings can all be individually tailored to suit each person’s preferences, making your own foil dinner is an easy way to ensure that your meal is soy-free without impacting anyone else’s dinner.
Foil dinners are great because they are so simple. Since the ingredients are so straightforward, it is easy to check for soy and be confident that the meal is soy-free. There is no need to delve into reading ingredient labels: vegetables, ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder can combine to make a delicious dinner that has no chance of soy! As always, do be careful if others make foil dinners for you (soy sauce can be a common seasoning); it is relatively easy, however, to ask about ingredients when they are so straightforward. A simple “what did you season this with?” is an innocuous question to ask that will get the results you need.
We most frequently make foil dinners when camping, but they don’t need to be only a camping meal! Consider having foil dinners at home for a simple, easy-to-customize, soy-free meal. Toss your foil dinner in the oven or on the grill as a campfire substitute and get ready to enjoy the results!