Hitting the road for camping trips often means throwing healthy eating to the wayside. Burgers on the go, bags of chips, and munching on sweets like smores around the fire are part of the fun, but it’s important to make sure you keep health in mind. Here at Patriot RV, we know that being mindful about keeping yourself and your family healthy on the road is important, so we have some recipe ideas to help you out!
First up is veggie stir-fries. These are great because you can customize them with tons of different veggies and proteins. One of our favorites is a combo of tofu and mushrooms. No matter what you love, you can toss it in. Broccoli, baby corn, zucchini, you name it! Nuts like cashews also make a great swap if you’re going for a meatless meal and are very easily stored. Toss it all over some brown rice to add a nutritious grain to your plate.
Noodle salads are also very versatile and tasty! Going for cold soba noodles will help everyone cool down on a warm summer night and they are simple to make. The buckwheat noodles are full of clean protein that compliment peanut sauce and shredded veggies nicely.
When it comes to breakfast, prep a hearty meal that will keep everyone fueled for a day of hiking! Breakfast scrambles are fun for everyone – let the kids add in their favorite meats, cheeses, and veggies before tossing the pan of eggs over the campfire. Wrap everything up in a burrito for a healthy meal on the go!
If you know you’re going to be ravenous after adventuring until nightfall, a crockpot will be your best friend. Tostadas with shredded chicken can sit simmering all day in the RV, filling it with the fabulous aromas of spice. Toss in a liner before filling the crockpot and clean-up will be as easy as wrapping it up and tossing it in the trash!
If you’re in the mood for pasta, nothing can beat a quick and nutrient-rich spaghetti tossed in a puttanesca that requires minimal cooking. Save time and save yourself from heating up standing over the stove by prepping some pasta at home ahead of time. Let it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container. Pre-made, low sodium pasta sauce is enhanced by pitted olives to brighten up the flavors for a filling, simple dinner.
When you’re ready to hop behind the wheel of your RV and start planning dinner, visit us here at Patriot RV of Prestonsburg. We can’t wait to help you pick out your very own and get the adventures, and tasty meals started!