5 Easy Dinner Ideas To Enjoy While Camping

By Renee Comet (Photographer) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Renee Comet (Photographer) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Although RVing offers the flexibility of being able to cook your own meals, it’s easy to fall into the trap of eating fast food because it’s, well, fast. Did you know, though, that a slew of recipes are available that can be prepared within the time it takes you to get through the drive-thru and back? The trick to consistently cooking in the RV is to have a plan, keep your pantry stocked with must have items like chicken broth, salt, pepper, and any other spices you enjoy, and always think creatively.

Here are 3 easy dinner ideas that require ingredients you probably already have on board.

Chili | This hearty dish provides your family with plenty of protein, carbs, and fats. It can be made using traditional ground beef, ground turkey, or even cut up chicken. If you aren’t watching your calories try adding some delicious Italian sausage to it! To make a good chili you’ll simply need a packet of chili seasoning, your meat of choice, a can of black beans, a can of kidney beans, a can or two of tomato sauce, and a can of corn. Start by browning the meat. Add in the canned ingredients and the chili seasoning. Cook for 15 minutes and enjoy!

Breakfast For Dinner | If you’ve got Bisquick and bacon in your RV you can easily whip up a delicious breakfast for dinner. If you want to make your meal even more elaborate and filling try scrambling some eggs and using any fruit you have to create a quick fruit salad. Your kids won’t know the difference and will probably love the uniqueness of enjoying a traditionally morning meal at night.

Chili Dogs | Everybody loves hot dogs. If you’ve got chili leftover from the night before grill up some hot dogs and top with the leftover chili for delicious and quick chili dogs. If you’ve got cheddar cheese and onion around add those as toppings.

Macaroni and Cheese With A Twist | If you’re running particularly low on ingredients, but have a box of macaroni and cheese in the pantry and hot dogs in the fridge, prep the mac and cheese and throw in some hot dogs. It’s a simple meal that tastes great and is hearty enough to fill the entire family up.

Baked Potatoes | There’s always a point where you just run out of food to cook, but have a few random items sitting around. If you are looking for a quick meal that will keep your stomach full until you can go grocery shopping try whipping up some baked potatoes. They’re delicious, healthy, and keep you full for a while.

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