For some, the thought of camping might conjure up imagery of huddling around a campfire and eating the same sad baked beans, night after night. But the truth is, with the comforts of home in your camper – and a little preparation – your eating habits don’t have to change just because you’re on the road.
If you’re planning on heading off on an adventure, your health and nutrition are some of the most important considerations for your trip. The good thing is, there are some really easy ways to help your on-the-road cooking get your tummy’s tick of approval.
Create a meal plan
Just like at home, camping meals can be made easier with just a little forward-planning. Most small towns in Australia have supermarkets but it pays to know what you’re going to eat for the week before you hit the aisles. Meal planning allows you to stock your camper pantry on a budget, saving time and energy for exploring the sights, instead.
Keep it simple
Hold up, Jamie Oliver. No-one asked you to be a gourmet chef! Cooking simple and tasty meals is one of the most important parts of caravan cooking. This means sticking to the much-loved favourites that you and your family probably already enjoy. Things like stews, nachos, hamburgers and grilled BBQ meats never fail to produce a clean plate. This is not the time to get experimental and risk wasting a whole plate of food.
Cooking on holiday shouldn’t be stressful. At Austrack Campers, we hope you’re able to put some of these tips to good use on your very own camping adventure around Australia, wherever that might take you.