7 Perfect Snacks for Caravanners

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Perfect Snacks for Caravanner

When you’re caravanning, simple and quick recipes make a huge difference to your total kilometres covered! We provide below 7 easy to prepare and healthy camping food ideas perfect for caravanning in Australian holidays.

From the scarcity of time to ingredients and energy, there are multiple reasons to opt for health and easy snacks that fit well within your itinerary. We have compiled seven tailor-made recipes that are creative and needs no culinary degree to start simmering the stove.

Easy to Prepare and Healthy Camping Food Ideas

Beef Bomb

An excellent snack for caravanners with families, beef bombs takes less than half an hour to make. Ideal for an evening snack, breakfast or even an appetizer, beef bombs can be prepared and stored in  freezer for  later use.

Beef Bomb

What do you need?

– Ground Beef- 100-200g per Onion
– Onions- Equal to the number of bombs you need
– Salt- To taste
– Sauces (BBQ)- Of Choice
– Parsley
– Diced Onions- Half Cup
– Toothpick
– Aluminium Foil or Grill
– Garlic, Pepper, Ginger- As preference
– Firewood/ Oven

How do you cook it?

1. Mix the ground beef with salt, flavours, sauce, garlic, ginger and Parsley and keep it in a separate bowl.
2. Cut your onion in two.
3. Remove the inside and take the good size of the outer layers.
4. Make balls out of your beef mixture in the bowl.
5. Take the outside layers of onion and place it around the beef balls.
6. Now add your choice of sauce on the beef bomb.
7. Wrap aluminium foil around it if you do not have a grill and throw it in the coals for 15-20 minutes. Use a toothpick to hold the beef bomb together!
8. You can also wrap the onion bomb with bacon on the outside to making it a sumptuous delicacy too!
9. Serve Hot!

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Tuna and Garlic Sandwich

If it’s raining and you can’t cook outdoors, we got you covered. You can make this Tuna and Garlic Sandwich in ten minutes to beat the hunger inside the van.

Tuna and Garlic Sandwich

Ideal for cooking on any caravan stove, Tuna and Garlic Sandwich is great especially if you’re caravanning next to the sea, around South Australia from December until March or in Tasmania, from April until June. Feel free to substitute tuna with your favourite  fish!

What do you need?

– Tuna or any type of fish: One per sandwich
– Garlic: 4 Cloves
– Bread: 2 Slices per sandwich
– Salt: To Taste
– Oil: 2 Table spoons
– Tomato: Sliced in Round
– Mayonnaise: As preferred
– Parsley: As needed
– Skillet

How do you cook it?

1. Clean the fish, fillet it and mix it with crushed garlic well.
2. Add salt, and flavours to the above.
3. Fry it for five minutes in a skillet until the fish is poached.
4. Take two bread slices and slice it with Mayonnaise
5. Now line one bread with the fish fillet poach.
6. Aesthetically add tomato and parsley to the above.
7. Cut the crusts.
8. Serve hot or cold!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

 

Cold Chicken with Reds Salad

When you’re left with precooked chicken or leftovers, it is easy to put together a healthy and easy salad within a 15 minutes. If you have extra varieties of sauces, making the salad will take half of quarter hour!

This can be eaten immediately. Or you can store it in mason jars and refrigerate overnight and have it for breakfast!

What do you need?

– Chicken cubes: Pre-cooked
– Red Vegetables: One Cup
– Oil or butter
– Salt: To taste
– Onion: One per bowl
– Tomato: Four Per Bowl
– Red Fruits: Half Cup
– Lettuce
– Skillet
– Cashews: 20g per bowl

How do you cook it?

1. Add butter to your skillet and fry chicken for five minutes.
2. Add onions, flavours, red vegetables and salt to the skillet and cook on medium heat for five minutes.
3. Let it cool down.
4. Add sliced cold tomato and yoghurt to the chicken and onion stir fry.
5. Stir gently.
6. Squeeze the fruits gently and top the salad.
7. Add crushed or roasted cashews and refrigerate for ten minutes to serve cold.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Meat Skewers

What is it?

The easiest to prepare, meat skewers are palette-sized kebabs-in-a-meal.  Clubbed with vegetables, flavours and meat, Meat Skewers are the yummiest snacks, also enjoyable when cooked outside with your family. You can use vegetables or meat to thread the skewer and cook a healthy paleo snack at anytime.

Skewered meat is also perfect for breakfast or side dish for a complete meal.

What do you need?

– Choice of Meat diced: (marinated for at least four hours) 12 Cubes
– Skewers: 4+
– Onion: One per four skewers
– Capsicum: One per four skewers
– Garlic: Peeled
– Salt: To taste
– Butter: 2 tablespoon
– Tomato: 2 per four skewers
– Lemon: 2 per four skewers
– Sauce: As per preference

How can you cook it?

1. Soak the skewers if you’re using ones made of wood.
2. Coat the marinated meat with butter.
3. Thread the skewers in the order of – Capsicum- Onion-Garlic-Meat-Capsicum-Tomato-Garlic-Onion-Capsicum-Meat-Caspicum-Onion-Tomato-Garlic-Meat-Capscium-Tomato;

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

 

Ham and Egg in a Baggy

A postmodern snack that brings together creativity and skill to make the most of the available time, Ham ‘n’ Egg in a Baggy is a breakfast customized for grey nomads. Taking about 1 minute of preparation time, Ham and Eggs over a campfire is easy, tasty and healthy.

Ham and Egg in a Baggy

Remember to secure the bag well so that it doesn’t catch fire. Moreover, when opening the bag, check if the eggs are cooked. If not, seal the bag and cook again for 2-3 minutes.

What do you need?

– Eggs: 2 Eggs
– Ham: 2 slices
– Cheese: 1 Slice per bag
– Onion: Quarter per bag
– Salt: As needed
– Fresh Tomato: Half per bag
– Garlic/Ginger/ Flavours
– Brown Bag or Zip lock bag

How do you cook it?

1. Line two slices of bacon to cover the bottom of your bag.
2. Crack two eggs on the bacon by avoiding spillage.
3. Add Salt, Onions and flavours to top.
4. Line the top with a slice of cheese each.
5. Leave 3 inches of space above the food and seal the bag.
6. Keep it on top of a campfire (preferably over a grill) and cook for 8 minutes.

Preparation Time : 8- 10 minutes

 

  1. Smores

An American recipe custom-made for caravanners and nomads, Smores is fun to cook too. In no time, cooking smores will be a favourite family fun activity. Smores is named for its taste, a pay on the phrase ‘Some more.’

What do you need?

– Marshmallows
– Skewers
– Crackers (preferably, Graham)
– Milk chocolate bars: 1-2 per Smore

How can you cook it?

1. Break the Crackers into single square pieces.
2. Keep a bar or two of chocolate on top of one cracker.
3. Thread the marshmallow on a skewer and roast it over a campfire for one minute at maximum.
4. Place the roasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate bar and press firmly with the second graham crackers.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

3-Minute fudge

What is it?

A yummy snack for caravanners with kids, 3-minute Fudge is also famous for having just three ingredients. This a delicacy that adults will love too. Moreover, 3-minute Fudge is an ideal dessert that complements your meal, in addition to being a yummy snack.

What do you need?

– Vanilla Extract
– Chocolate Chips
– Condensed Milk
– Microwave

How can you cook it?

1. Add the vanilla extract, chocolate chips and condensed milk in a bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute and stir.
3. Heat more if your chocolate chips are not melted.
4. Pour it onto a butter paper and let it settle for a few hours.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes (Cooking Time)

Conclusion

Besides having ingredients that are readily available in your vicinity, Caravanner’s Favourite Snacks are also light on the wallet as well as healthy for your body. Tell us what your DIY fast snacks are in the comments!