Packing up the RV for a road trip is exciting and stressful. You’re trying to remember everything you might need while also packing it all so it will stay organized on the road. Maybe you spend some time planning the menu for the pending road trip. If you’re like most people, you simply head to the store a few days beforehand and stock up on junk food. The problem with all that junk food is that it will leave you feeling tired when you should feel energetic, and you will return home with pants that are a little too snug around the waist. Here are some easy ways to avoid these problems by eating healthy on the road.
Fruits and Vegetables
Some people love to travel with the refrigerator turned on. Others look at the propane expense and shudder at the thought. Whether you turn the unit on before hitting the open road or wait until a few hours before you arrive at your destination, you can pack up fresh fruits and vegetables for the road. Leave them in their plastic grocery store bags and stash them safely in the pantry to prevent bruising. Storing them in plastic containers for the trip will also prevent them from rolling around and getting damaged.
Plan on Grilling
Another option is to simply hit the grocery store when you arrive at the campground. Pick up plenty of fresh meats and toss them on the grill when you’re ready. Camping in the RV is the perfect time to toss a steak on the barbeque along with some fresh peppers and onions. It’s not only a healthier meal choice; it’s also a delicious meal choice.
If you’re going to travel with the refrigerator cooling, then you can pack up cheese, yogurt and other dairy products. They make an ideal snack when you’re on the road. They’re easy to grab, quick to eat and won’t leave you feeling uncomfortable and bloated.
It’s tempting to stock up on frozen lasagnas and other meals that just need to be tossed in the oven. The problem is that these meals are packed with sodium and feature dangerously high calorie levels. Eating these meals for a week solid is comparable to just dining on fast food for the week. Make the commitment to still prepare some meals from scratch by keeping things simple with dairy products, fruits and vegetables and your trusty, portable grill.