Planning your next road trip in your campervan? Then it might be time to find some easy, tasty meals while on the move. Life on the road can provide challenges when it comes to eating and cooking. Luckily, top-notch campers like the ones from Grit Overland come equipped with an induction stove top and microwave for the most effortless meals.
Either way, if you’re out traveling for a week or only taking the camper out for the day, these van-friendly meals will give you all the fuel you need to get to your destination satisfied.
Classic Sandwich Favorites
The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the perfect snack that requires no cooking and only takes minutes to make. Start by applying peanut butter to both sides of the bread with a spoon, then add jelly on top of each slice. That way, the jelly doesn’t get soaked into the bread and you can enjoy a delicious snack immediately or save it for later.
If you’re looking for a more savory sandwich, go for a grilled cheese on your stovetop. All you need to do is butter your bread so it’s ready to go and brown both sides on a non-stick pan. Then, choose your favorite cheese, whether it’s cheddar, brie, feta, or pimento. Once that’s melted, you can add extra toppings like ham or tomatoes for a richer flavor. Simply cook on both sides until the bread is nicely browned and the cheese is melted.
A BLT is the perfect hearty meal for hungry campers. Stack the traditional ingredients like smoky bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on your bread of choice for the perfect blend of salty, crunchy, and tasty!
If you have even a little time for some meal prep before your trip, breakfast burritos can be a delicious meal to easily have on hand and heat on your campervan stove or campfire. Plus, you’ll have fewer dishes to worry about.
To get started, add a pound of ground sausage, half a dried onion, a small can of green chili and cook until done. Drain the leftover grease from the pan and add 9-10 lightly beaten eggs, 10 slices of cheese of your choice, and spices to a pan and heat and stir until fully cooked. Once finished, place onto lightly heated tortillas and roll into burritos. Store in foil so they are ready to go.
For a quick and healthy meal, try a veggie stir-fry. By cutting the ingredients at home and placing them in Ziploc bags before you head out, you’ll save time and energy while in the van or campsite and avoid cross-contamination risks.
Once you’re ready, begin by cooking your protein of choice, whether it’s pork, beef, chicken, or tofu until fully done. Then, add vegetables like broccoli, carrots, peppers, pea pods, corn, or your other favorites. You may want to include other stir-fry classic ingredients like noodles or sesame seeds for a heartier meal. Don’t forget to bring soy sauce or your favorite spices to complete the meal.
What better quick and healthy meal like a fresh salad? All you have to do is toss your favorite ingredients into a mason jar or other portable container to have a ready-made meal any time of the day.
Lacking inspiration? We suggest topping your greens with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing for a simple fix. Or you can go for popular mixtures like the Greek salad including feta, olives, onions, tomatoes, oil, and vinegar, or the Hawaiian blend using watermelon, feta, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey.
Did you know you can have the delicious taste of homemade pizza with your campervan microwave? All you have to do is place each bagel slice on a microwave-safe plate and add pizza sauce, cheese, pre-cooked pepperoni, or your other favorite sides. Heat on HIGH until the cheese has melted and serve hot.
Cooking in a campervan doesn’t need to be a challenge and you don’t have to eat traditional camping food every trip. Many delicious and nutritious options are available to please all your guests with only a little effort!