Van life meals

Overnight Oats


This is a no-cook, prepare-ahead recipe that’s perfect for early mornings. Just mix the oats, milk, Greek yogurt, and honey in a jar, top with your favorite fruits and nuts, and let it sit in the fridge overnight.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk (or almond milk for a dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 servings of your choice of fruit (for example, 2 sliced bananas or 1 cup of mixed berries)
  • A handful of nuts (optional, for added crunch and nutrition)


  1. In a jar or container, combine the rolled oats, milk, and Greek yogurt.
  2. Add the honey and stir to combine.
  3. Top with your choice of fruit and nuts.
  4. Let sit in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is highly customizable. You can use any type of milk, yogurt, sweetener, fruit, and nuts you like, making it a versatile recipe that never gets old.

One-Pot Pasta


  • 6 ounces of pasta (your choice, could be spaghetti, penne, etc.)
  • 1.5 cups of tomato sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning (or a mix of oregano, basil, and thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of water


  1. In a medium-sized pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add the pasta, tomato sauce, and the water to the pot. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Raise the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Let the pasta cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked to your liking and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve hot. Enjoy your one-pot pasta!

This meal is perfect for a quick and easy dinner while on the road. Feel free to add any additional ingredients you have on hand, such as vegetables or protein.

Campfire Breakfast Burritos


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 sausages or 4 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • 2 large tortillas


  1. Start by preparing your ingredients. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Slice your sausages or bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook the sausages or bacon over your campfire or on a portable stove until they are well-done. Once cooked, remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  3. In the same pan, pour in the whisked eggs to make scrambled eggs. Stir the eggs occasionally until they are fully cooked.
  4. Warm the tortillas over the campfire or stove, making sure to flip them so they heat evenly. This should take about a minute on each side, but you can warm them to your preference.
  5. Once your tortillas are warm, you can start to assemble your burritos. Start by laying each tortilla flat and spreading half of the scrambled eggs, cooked sausage or bacon, and shredded cheese on each one.
  6. Roll up your burritos by folding in the sides of the tortilla over the filling, then rolling from the bottom up. Your breakfast burritos are now ready to enjoy!

Remember, you can customize this recipe to your tastes. You might want to add some salsa, hot sauce, or even some grilled veggies for added flavor. Enjoy your campfire breakfast!