There might be salads on the menu and less trans-fats, but studies show that the fast food you reach for during your road trips is every bit as calorie-dense and void of nutrition as it ever was. A road trip doesn’t have to derail your diet if you whip up these easy meals in the comfort of your RV.
Breakfast Burritos: Tasty at Any Time of Day
These breakfast burritos are a well-rounded meal that you can enjoy at any time of day. Feel free to play with the ingredients to use up whatever you have in your RV fridge. This recipe makes 24 burritos, which can be frozen for an easy meal on the go.
- 1.5 lb. ground sausage
- 12 eggs
- 12-oz. jar of salsa
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- ¼ cup mixed bell peppers, chopped
- 24 flour tortillas
- 16-oz. bag shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
- Cook sausage in deep pan on RV range top.
- Add onions and peppers when sausage is half cooked.
- Beat eggs. Add them to the pan when onions are transparent, and stir frequently.
- When the eggs start to stiffen, stir through the salsa and cheese.
- Meanwhile, microwave tortillas for 2-3 minutes.
- Put ¼ cup of filling in each tortilla, roll them up, and serve.
Dijon Mustard Chicken with Wine Sauce: Special RV Meal
This RV recipe for four feels indulgent, but the skinless chicken breasts keep it low in calories. Serve with your favorite side for a special meal in.
- 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, halved
- ¼ cup plain flour
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- small can of sliced mushrooms
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- ½ cup good-quality dry white wine
- Pat chicken dry with paper towel, then coat in a little flour. Shake off the excess.
- Heat vegetable oil in skillet on RV stove top. Brown chicken over medium-high heat. Put on a plate and cover with another plate, bowl, or aluminium foil to keep warm.
- Add wine and mustard to skillet, and scrape up anything stuck to the bottom.
- Add a layer of mushrooms, then place chicken on top.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Bananas Foster: Delicious After-Dinner Treat
No recipe containing maple syrup is exactly healthy, but this dessert is much better for you than the ones you’ll find at any roadside diner. The bananas and nuts ensure you’re not consuming empty calories. This recipe will serve between four and six, depending on your portion sizes.
- 1½ cups maple syrup
- 3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/8-inch slices
- 1 cup dark rum
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- vanilla ice cream
- Combine maple syrup, bananas, and dark rum in a large frypan over high heat.
- Cook for about 10 minutes to burn off alcohol, then reduce heat to medium and add walnuts. Cook until mix thickens, about five minutes.
- Serve poured over your favorite vanilla ice cream. Let the ice cream melt a little for maximum flavor.
Why would you reach for another greasy drive-through burger when it’s so easy to create real food in your RV?