AN RV MOM’S MEAL PLANNING TIPS – SAVE YOURSELF TIME, MONEY AND STRESS

As a mom of three young boys, I am constantly in search of recipes and meal plans that are nutritiously yummy. I read labels and try to stick to organic grocery items or at the very least non-GMO foods.

 

 

I always stock the RV with these very same foods and we do our best to stick to that while we are on the road, but that becomes difficult depending on what part of the country we are traveling in. This is where our food prep and planning helps us to stay on track with providing healthy and yummy meals that we know our boys will enjoy.

 

Tips for food prep and planning before long trips

  • As best you can, plan your daily meals ahead of time
  • Shop for your groceries (don’t forget seasonings, spices & condiments)
  • Depending on the length of your trip, shelf stable foods are probably best
  • Save money by purchasing fresh veggies, clean, cut and freeze them yourself
  • Frozen fruits and veggies go a long way in meal prep
  • Pre-clean, season and marinate your meats before freezing
  • Make ahead items like muffins can be frozen for a healthy quick breakfast

 

 

What qualifies as a “go to” RV friendly meal for our family? In our case, a meal that I can pop in the slow cooker gets placed in my “go to” meal planner for travel. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is be stuck in the RV preparing three square meals for the family. This mama wants to be outside having fun with my crew!

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HOW TO PACK YOUR RV REFRIGERATOR FOR A WEEKLONG ROAD TRIP

 

When we embark on a weeklong road trip, one of the first things I do to prepare is plan our menu. I have learned over the years that the key to every successful meal on the road is advanced planning and provisioning. I begin with my weekly menu planner I created to help me decide what our meals will be from day to day. Under each menu item there is a space to write down the groceries I need to buy. Down below, there is a an area where I write down the items I already have on hand that I can pack into the RV fridge/kitchen. It’s a very helpful tool for me. If you are interested in my menu planner, you can download the PDF of it HERE. I should also mention that I try to shop and cook just enough for the three of us so leftovers are kept to a bare minimum.

 

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THE MAGIC AND BEAUTY OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA

 

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State continues to gift us with countless outdoor adventures. If you have been following me here on The Scenic Route, you may recall our recent trip we took through Port Townsend to Neah Bay where we experienced beautiful sandy beaches, glorious sunsets and a rugged coastline. This time around we begin our Olympic Peninsula trip with three different yet unique destinations. Our first destination is visiting the pristine Waterfront at Potlatch RV Park, which is located along the shore of Hood Canal. Hood Canal is not really a canal but rather a breathtakingly beautiful fjord that separates most of Puget Sound from the Olympic Peninsula. It is here where scuba divers come from all over the world to swim with the giant Pacific octopus. Majestic Orca whales can also be spotted putting on a show in their natural habitat by breaching out of the clear waters while happily frolicking with each other.

 

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