Having the right food while you’re out on the road is a big concern for new and sometimes seasoned RVer’s. How can I store food? Am I going to be living on fast food, diner food, and truck stops? Am I ever going to be able to have a home-cooked meal again?! Yes, you’ll be able to have home-cooked meals, and you’ll only have diner food or fast food if you want that; it won’t be a necessity to survive out on the road! RVs are designed to be your home away from home, with the same accommodations including a refrigerator and a stovetop. You’ll probably need to get creative with storage, or you might not be able to stock up for an entire month, but with a little bit of organization and preparation, you’ll be able to have a home-cooked meal each and every time. Here are some of the top tips for food prep in an RV.
- Consider Where You’re Going: The beauty of RVing hitting the open road and exploring areas you might not think about otherwise. Even with this sense of freedom, you need to make sure you’re stopping at places to park safely to sleep, refuel, and more importantly get restocked on food. Get a wonderful sense of freedom, but make sure your plan stops.
- Cooking Method That Works: Get familiar with the cooking supplies you have in the RV including outdoor cooking options like a portable grill, firepit, etc. Figure out the best method for your situation and your favorite ways to cook. That can help dictate the type of meals you’ll want to stock up on for the journey.
- Storage Space: You’re working with limited space in an RV. You have to pay attention to how much you’re stocking up on and sometimes get a little creative. One of the best ways to save space is to get containers that fit comfortably in the space you have. Take as many items out of their original packaging as possible. It can make a huge difference by freeing up space.
- Write It Down: Each week or every two weeks, depending on how often you need to shop. Keep up with what all you’re buying, the meals you cook, what you liked and disliked, your favorite snacks, etc. Keeping a list will make shopping much easier.