So you’re going on a camping trip. With an RV, no less.
Good for you my friend😄
We did the same thing this year. For the first time, ever.
This guide will give you the low-down on all the healthy snacks you should pack for your RV camping trip to keep you driving for as long as humanely possible.
Because when the HANGRY monster is kept away, everyone is happier.
Healthy snacks for your RV trip are a must-have
When you want to eat as healthy as possible, but spend as little time as possible making those healthy meals and snacks, you wanna squeeze all you can out of your food options.
When it comes to maximizing your nutrition, healthy snacks are a great way to do that. When it comes to the food itself, think: fibre, protein and antioxidants as great ways to keep you fueled up and feeling satisfied.
Make Ahead Snacks
So here’s my list of snacks and salads that I made ahead of our latest RV trip in Eastern Ontario
Having these snacks on hand was super helpful. Think driving down Highway 401 and getting jostled around while trying to get some food was hard enough.
Let’s dive into the list🙋♀️
Alright so muffins can be great for on-the-go snacks. The only problem? A lot of muffins out there are so high in fat, sugar and calories, they aren’t doing you any favours🤦♀️
Muffins, like all snacks, are a great opportunity to get in a punch of nutrition: fibre, healthy carbs, a little protein and/or some healthy fat.
That’s why I love these Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. They really ARE the Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Healthy and filling; moist and delicious – you’ll never need another banana muffin recipe first of all. And second, they give you some nutrition, without having to give up taste.
And yes, they HAVE chocolate😋
Plus, these muffins freeze well too so if you’re super organized, feel free to make a batch a week ahead of your trip.
Check out the recipe for my Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins here.
These Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Energy Bars are a perfect snack when you’re on the run or need a mid-afternoon snack that’s actually healthy.
Made with only 5 ingredients, these on-the-go energy bars are a fantastic healthy snack to have with you. If I don’t feel like (or have time to make a batch), I’ll pick up some other energy bars.
Just be sure to check the label: if the protein grams + the fibre grams isn’t MORE than the total sugar, I’d look for another option.
One of my most popular recipes on the site, these little gems are great to make ahead and take on your RV trip because they’re delicious and healthy.
You get your fibre-filled oats with a punch of potassium from the bananas. And yes, some chocolate too🍫
You can have them for breakfast on the damp picnic table; for snack during a “Frozen 2 sing-a-long” or take them to the beach in the afternoon.
Picture this: you’re pulling into the campsite, the light is fading fast and you’re getting super hungry.
To the rescue comes this Summer Corn and Black Bean Salsa. It’s a great mini-meal because you’ve got your healthy carb and protein (from the black beans.)
It also helps to balance all that salt from the inevitable number of BBQ’d hot dogs you know you’re gonna eat.
Pair this with some bean chips from Farm Boy and you’ll be all set to camp like a pro🏅
Driving down Highway 401 for a couple hours calls for fruit🍓
Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are the fruit that my kids love. Plus with the Ontario produce in full swing in August, peaches and nectarines are plentiful.
Be sure to stop at that local farmers market or side of the road gem and get yourself some local, delicious fruit and veggies.
And speaking of veggies…before leaving on our trip, I brought cut veggies to keep us going for a little bit.
- Sliced cucumbers
- Cut red peppers
- Carrot sticks
- Fresh peas
Seriously a life saver when it comes to snacking, veggies are a go-to choice. Need a dip? Go for hummus (my kids used to love hummus. Now, not so much😢), guacamole or this Easy Greek Dip with Feta.
And finally, pick up these items a day or two before you leave and you’ll be well stocked for that RV trip:
- Cheese Strings
- Fresh Salsa
- Hotdogs/turkey dogs and buns
- Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers
- Yogurt – individual pots or get the yogurt tubes and throw them in the cooler
Alright my friend, I hope this list of Healthy RV Snacks has given you some ideas to make your next camping trip a roaring success!
I’d love to know: what’s your favourite camping snack? Comment below and let me know🙋♀️I do love hearing from you.
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See you on the inside!