• Jessica Rider

How to eat healthy when RV camping

Don’t worry friend I have you covered!


All I do is eat healthily when we camp. Well most of the time, there is the occasional s’more here and there. Who can resist a s’more?


So what are some good recipes and foods to bring with you to camp when you are trying to stay on track with your eating?


Well first I would say if you are meal prepping at home then just bring that stuff. I often just throw the same meals that I am eating throughout the week into the camper for a quick weekend trip. That is always the easiest for me and helps me stay on track.


But for those longer trips when I can’t do that I go to a few different things to keep me on track. Here are my top favorite healthy food options when camping:


Healthy RV Breakfast Recipes

Fruit Smoothies – Any camping Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Tools:

Ninja blender

Large plastic cups

Ingredients:

1 cup milk of your choosing, or water

1 cup frozen fruit

1-2 scoops protein powder

1/2 banana broken up into smaller pieces

Instructions:

1. Toss everything in the blender.

2. Put the lid on a blend until smooth

Notes: You can make up smoothie packs before you leave by separating out 1 cup of frozen fruit and 1/2 banana into zip lock bags. Then store in the cooler or freezer until ready to use.

You can add so many other things to your smoothie like avocado, spinach, kale, greens powder or grapefruit juice.


Overnight Oats Any camping Serving Size: 1

Tools:

Mason Jars

Ingredients:

1/2 cup rolled oats

1tbsp. Chia seeds

1/2 tsp. Cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choosing)

2 tsp. Maple syrup

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 tbsp. Chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Load everything into your mason jar in the order listed above.

2. Set in the fridge or cooler overnight.

3. Enjoy warmed up or cold in the morning.

Notes: You can add just about anything to this and change up the recipe using apples, bananas, berries or nuts. Just don’t add the nuts until the morning right before eating.


Egg Cups – RV camping Serving Size: Six Egg Cups

Tools:

Six count muffin pan

Toaster oven or camper oven

Mixing bowl

Knife

Cutting board

Ingredients:

6 eggs

6-8oz deli meat chopped up into small pieces

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup shredded cheese, any kind Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

1. Grease six count muffin pan.

2. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper

3. Dump eggs into each muffin cup filling about halfway up.

4. Toss in the chopped up vegetables, deli meat and top with cheese.

5. Bake in the oven or in the toaster oven until the eggs are set at 350 degrees.

Notes: Chop all of your vegetables and meat ahead of time and store them in a zip lock bag. Then on the morning you make these it is a quick and easy process. You can also add things like jalapeños or mushrooms for additional flavor.


Healthy RV Lunch Recipes

Autumn salad Any camping Serving Size: 3-4

Tools:

Large mixing bowl

Knife

Cutting Board

Electric Skillet

Ingredients:

1 pkg. spinach leaves

1 lb bacon, cooked and diced into small pieces

2 apples, diced

1 pkg. goat cheese

1 cup pecans

1 cup dried cranberries

1 lb. chicken, cooked and diced

1 container basalmic dressing, with an apple flavor is best

Instructions:

1. Cook the bacon unit crispy and dice into small pieces.

2. Add chicken to the pan with the bacon drippings and cook until lightly browned and done on the inside.

3. Dump spinach leaves into large bowl.

4. Top with chicken, bacon, diced apples, dried cranberries and pecans.

5. Add dressing and toss.

6. Enjoy!

Notes: You can toast the pecans as well for a deeper flavor. Just add them to the skillet after you cook the chicken. Toast until they just start to turn darker. You can make the chicken and bacon ahead of time and then just assemble the salad while camping.


Healthy RV Snack Recipes

Chocolate hummus Any camping Serving Size: 2-3

Tools

Knife

Cutting Board

Ingredients:

1 container Boar’s Head Chocolate Hummus

1 container strawberries

Instructions:

1. Wash your strawberries

2. Take the lid off your hummus

3. Dip strawberries in the hummus

4. That’s it! Such an easy snack

Notes: You can dip other fruits as well like bananas or apples.

Fruit salad Any camping Serving Size: 3-4

Tools:

Cutting board

Knife

Big bowl

Ingredients:

1 pint strawberries, washed and sliced

1 pint blueberries, washed

1 bunch seedless grapes

1 lime

2 tbsp. Honey

Instructions:

1. Put sliced strawberries, grapes and blueberries in a bowl.

2. Drizzle honey and lime juice on top.

3. Mix until well coated 4. Enjoy!

Notes: You could make this ahead of time and then put into mason jars for easy storage in a camper refrigerator or cooler.


Protein Balls Any Camping Serving Size: 3-4

Tools:

Large Mixing Bowl

Measuring cups

Ingredients:

2 cups oat flour

1/3 cup protein powder, vanilla or chocolate

4 tbsp. Maple syrup 1/2 cup nut butter, softened

2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour and protein powder. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and milk. The mixture should be like a cookie dough consistency, but shouldn’t be sticky. If it’s too dry, add 1 Tablespoon milk. Stir in the chocolate chips.

2. Roll into small balls the size of a teaspoon. Lay out on a parchment lined baking sheet.

3. Place these in the freezer for about an hour. Then transfer to a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes: These are easiest to make ahead of time and then just throw them into the cooler or refrigerator for your trip.

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