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Eating Healthy on the Road


Who says you can’t keep up your healthy eating habits while on the road? Granola bars, trail mix and a big bowl of chili are perennial road trip and camping favourites, but you’d be surprised at how simple and delicious it is to cook a variety of superfoods and energy-rich meals with these healthy camping recipes.

Here are 10 hearty meal-planning resources to fuel your next adventures in the great outdoors!

Healthy Mindset

Spontaneity can be a good thing, though generally with food, it’s smart to have (at least) a broad idea of how you plan to ward off those tummy growls and sugar lows and keep you energized on your travels. Meal planning can help you minimize the pit stops to the grocery store – and, even more importantly, save you from those pesky hangry spells when you’re in the middle of a hiking trek or parked in a remote area. Check out these handy articles on what to pack for your next camping trip and inspiration for make-ahead meals to prep before you hit the road.

How to Eat Healthy on a Camping Trip (Source: Fitness Magazine)

15 Make-Ahead Recipes to Combat Hunger on Your Next Road Trip (Source: Wide Open Eats)

18 Best Foods to Pack for a Road Trip (Source: Food Network Canada)

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Camping Recipes

Nutrient-rich, fuss-free cooking with minimal cleanup is the sweet spot for camping recipes, wouldn’t you agree? Besides, who wants to spend heaps of time chopping ingredients and washing a pile of dishes after the meal? Aim for camping recipes that call for similar ingredients (to help save on your grocery spend), one-pot or one-skillet (to keep it simple) and campfire cooking (for that extra bit of ambiance). And, this goes without saying, pick recipes that sound and look delicious and you’ll be happy campers! Here are three fantastic resources to keep in mind:

Healthy Camping Recipes for Your Next Camping Adventure (Source: Eating Well)

23 Vegetarian Camping Meals (Source: Fresh Off The Grid)

40 Healthy + Delicious Camping Foods (Source: Brit + Co)

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Portable Snacks

First thing’s first: stay hydrated. Better yet, bring your own water bottle and refill regularly. Next: make sure you have a well-stocked kitty of portable and nutritious snacks keep you on-track and curb those salty/sugary cravings. Think about your food storage options as well and plan your snacks accordingly. Will you have a cooler or insulated backpack with you on daily excursions when you’re away from the RV? If no, then opt for portable, non-perishable snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated. Here are four more great resources to bookmark and browse for travel-friendly snacks:

14 Healthy Snacks and Meals That Travel Well (Source: Cooking Light)

The 10 Best Snacks to Pack for a Road Trip (Source: Men’s Health)

25 Healthy Snacks for Trips (Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats)

30 Healthy Snacks That are Perfect for a Road Trip (Source: Fitness Magazine)


Hungry for more? Check out more recipes on the Go RVing Canada blog.

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