Quality Budget Meals When Travelling in a Motorhome

Quality Budget Meals When Travelling in a Motorhome

Written by Nicole

Some people might think that renting a campervan automatically means eating instant food or ordering take out. But they couldn’t be more wrong!  The kitchen in your motorhome allows you to cook delicious meals wherever you go! Here are a few tips on how to eat good food and travel New Zealand on a budget.

Plan Your Meals

This may seem simple enough, but it is important. Planning out what you will be eating for the next few days will help you use everything that is in your fridge. Food is money, so it is best not to let anything go to waste. Opting for non-perishables like pasta, rice or canned beans and sauces can help you reduce the amount of food you throw out. You can also try to purchase groceries in a large store in the city because groceries at smaller shops when you’re on the road can cost a little more.

Planning ahead can help you see how each food item can be used to make different recipes so that everything gets used. For example, here are a few delicious, low-cost meals you can make when you plan ahead with eggs.

  • Mushroom and cheese omelet
  • Scrambled eggs and ham
  • Egg salad sandwich
  • Fried egg and cheese sandwich
  • French toast

Make One-Pot Meals

What is a one-pot meal? It is when you cook all of a dish’s ingredients in one pot! It makes cooking and cleaning in a small space a whole lot easier. Less water is used for cleanup, saving you money. And only needing one range can also save you money.

These meals aren’t just easy to make – they’re also delicious! Here are some one-pot meal ideas that will have you drooling!

  • Five bean chilli
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Stir-fried rice
  • Chicken curry

Get Creative with Your Leftovers

When you cook, consider making extra. For instance, if you make five bean chilli, make enough for the following day. Some dishes like the one-pot meals can be easily heated up for your next meal. That means less energy wasted on cook time, no wasted food and less cleanup!

Here are some great quality meals you can get out of your leftovers.

  • Chilli: You can turn your leftover chilli into a mouth-watering sloppy joe, chilli pasta, chilli dogs, or eat them with tortilla chips.
  • Scrambled eggs: Take the extra scrambled eggs you had for breakfast to make a breakfast burrito the following morning!
  • Stir fry vegetables: Toss your leftover stir fry vegetables in with some eggs and make a frittata.
  • Pasta: Add some extra sauce on top of yesterday’s pasta. Top if off with some cheese to make an easy skillet baked ziti.

Get the most out of your groceries. You don’t have to sacrifice food quality when you are travelling in a motorhome. There are plenty of delicious options for you to try when you are on the road. Plan ahead and be mindful of what you purchase and use. You can still live your best food life when you are travelling on the road. Get out and get cooking!