Recently we wrote a blog post giving you some ideas about healthy ways to snack while you’re on holiday. Think less chocolate, less crisps and more of the nutritious stuff.
We’ve met many of our holidaymakers over the years and heard a lot about the yummy home-cooked holiday meals they like to make. So we’ve decided to pass down some of them to you in this blog. Not just to show you how easy it can be to eat well on holiday, but also how simple and good value it can be!
Here they are!
Something tasty… spaghetti bolognaise
Tasty doesn’t have to mean complicated. Here at Haven we’re a firm believer in simple and delicious family meals that don’t take hours to perfect.
That’s why spaghetti bolognaise is an absolute must on any caravan holiday menu. You can cook it in two pans and the most basic version has only 6 ingredients – mince beef, chopped tomatoes, two onions, garlic, two carrots and some mixed herbs. You can watch our version here!
Most people tend to eat more junk food on holiday than they would at home. So come lunchtime, you may find yourselves craving more vegetables than pizza so try andyou can find a balance between treating yourself and staying healthy.
One way to do this is to have a healthy lunch. A tuna salad sandwich on wholemeal bread gives you omega-3, fibre, slow-release energy and protein. What’s more it’s a nutritious meal that won’t leave you still feeling hungry.
Eat healthy snacks like carrots and hummus throughout the day and then treat yourself to something sweet after tea! In fact, we’ve written a whole blog about how to snack healthily on holiday.
Something quick… hotdogs
If you’d rather spend the first day of your holiday exploring the park than cooking, try hotdogs.
They’re cheap, easy and most importantly, a very quick meal. What’s more, you’ll be able to buy all the ingredients at your on-park shop.
To feed a family of four all you’ll need is:
• One tin of hotdogs
• 8 finger rolls
• 1 onion
• Ketchup/mustard (or both)
Simply boil the hot dog sausages in a pan until they’re hot all the way through, fry the onion in some oil and serve in a bread roll with ketchup. Trust us, they’re so simple and tasty that your family will be soon asking for more!
Something filling… porridge
Food is fuel and if you’re spending all day in the great outdoors, you’ll need a hearty breakfast that will keep you going until lunchtime.
At Haven we recommend starting the day with a bowl of porridge. It’s warm, tasty and nutritious and contains slow-release energy to give you lasting energy all morning.
For four portions of porridge, all you’ll need is 4 mugs of porridge oats, 10 mugs of milk and some jam, syrup or sugar to drizzle it with. Boil the milk and oats in a pan and then simmer for 5 minutes – serve when it looks like its thickened.
Make it extra tasty with a spoonful of syrup on top and a glass of orange juice or piece of fruit on the side. Or finish it off with a hot slice of wholemeal toast and jam.