RV Meal Ideas

RV Meal IdeasEven the largest RVs have limited counter space available for cooking. Make cooking easier in an RV by preparing one-pot meals and no-cook meals. Cooking meals in one pot or making simple-to-prepare no-cook meals saves counter space and reduces after-meal cleanup time. Choose the right one-pot or no-cook RV meals and you will not sacrifice taste or nutrition.

Fruity and Nutty Oatmeal RV Breakfast

Start your day off with protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber to give you energy throughout the day. Measure out the oatmeal according to the package directions. Add 1 tbsp. of wheat germ, 1 tbsp. of nuts or seeds and 2 tbsp. of dried fruit to each serving of uncooked oatmeal. Add the oatmeal, wheat germ and dried fruit to boiling water--check package directions for amount of boiling water to use--and cook according to the package directions.

No Cook RV Lunch

Make your favorite sandwiches for lunch and eat them in your RV or bring them with you on a hike. If you are dining in the RV, add a side of soup or salad. For cold weather, heat a can of your favorite soup to go with your sandwich. For warm weather, try a refreshing cucumber salad. To make a quick cucumber salad, dice up two cucumbers into bite-size pieces, chop one tomato into bite-size pieces and crumble one ounce of feta cheese. Combine the cucumbers, tomato and feta cheese in a bowl and mix in a drizzle of Italian dressing.

RV Crock-Pot Stew Dinner

Bring an electric crock-pot in your RV if you will be camping at a campground that provides full hookups. Start your stew in the mooring by combining the following ingredients in your crock-pot.

1 lb. of beef cubed into 1-inch pieces. Skip the beef if you are vegetarian.
8 red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
6 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
One handful of peeled pearl onions
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of rosemary
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
2 tbsp. cornstarch to thicken the stew
16 oz. of broth to cover the meat and vegetables Add more broth or water if needed to cover all of the ingredients. (Use beef broth for beef stew and vegetable broth for vegetarian stew.

Put the lid on the crock-pot and turn it on. Go out for the day and enjoy the outdoors. Come back hungry for dinner to the delightful smell of your slow cooked crock-pot stew.



Article Written By Rose Kivi

Rose Kivi has been a writer for more than 10 years. She has a background in the nursing field, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation. Kivi has authored educational textbooks, patient health care pamphlets, animal husbandry guides, outdoor survival manuals and was a contributing writer for two books in the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Series.

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