While Scamp and Rambler keep me on the run when we’re out adventuring, it can be a little tough keeping in shape on the road (and after my last trip to Georgia, I can use some extra exercise!)
Work Out Inside Your RV
Getting out in the great outdoors is always good exercise, but you know, you can even get a workout INSIDE the RV. Jodie Ginter is an RV enthusiast, who along with John Holod, creates some excellent RV videos. Ginter says she’s logged more than 250,000 miles in her travels. She offers a video to keep us RVers in shape on the road…and even in the limited space of an RV! What’s cool about Jodie’s video is that you don’t need equipment and it only takes about 25 minutes to get in your workout.
Stock the Galley with Healthy Foods
I also try to keep the kitchen in Max, my Airstream, stocked with some healthy options (when I’m not taking in the festival food!). AllRecipes.com has some great info on what to stock in your RV so you can always be prepared for cooking on the road.
Find the Freshest Ingredients
When I’m visiting some of the fairs and festivals around the country, one of my favorite things to do is find the farmers markets. Many of them are wrapping up for the summer, but several stay open later in the year to sell their fall crops. Fresh broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and is a fall staple of mine. Some farmers markets will have a bounty of broccoli right through October. I stopped at one on my way back from Georgia and picked up some ingredients for a broccoli salad recipe I found some time ago and thought I would share it with my readers.
Broccoli Bacon Salad
This salad is easy to make on the road or at home…and you can make it as healthy or as decadent as you’d like. It’s one of my favorites for a variety of reasons: it’s tasty, it’s nutritious, and since Scamp and Rambler are not fans of broccoli, there’s no begging for food when I eat this one!
The recipe calls for enough ingredients to make the salad for a whole batch of campers, so adjust accordingly. I went for the healthy (or at least healthier) version.
2 heads of fresh broccoli
1 red onion
¾ cup of raisins
¾ cup of sliced almonds
½ pound of bacon (I opted for turkey bacon)
1 cup of mayonnaise (I chose a lite mayo, or you can be trendy and substitue plain greek yogurt!)
½ cup of sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar.
- Cook the bacon over medium high heat until it’s crispy. When it’s cool, crumble it up.
- Cut the broccoli and red onion into smaller pieces, place in a big bowl and combine it with the bacon, raisins and almonds.
- In a separate bowl, mix the mayo, sugar and vinegar until smooth and stir it into the salad. Let that chill for a while and then serve it up. It’s that easy!
Do you have some good on-the-road recipes? Share them with me, and I’ll pass them along right here on the blog!
Livin’ the Love,
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