Veganuary in a camper

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Veganuary is a one-month challenge to eat vegan. But how can you explore new countries and still eat vegan? The answer lies in a camper van. A camper gives you plenty of space to pack your pantry with essentials and allows you to cook from anywhere.

What to pack?

The essentials:

It is recommended that you bring your favourite spices, oils and basic pantry items on your trip. There are two main reasons that you should pack the basics. Firstly, it saves you time as you do not need to go shopping daily. Secondly, a well-stocked pantry means good food is always only minutes away.

What to eat in a camper?

Breakfast in a camper:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast gives you the energy to explore and prevents those hangry episodes. A quick breakfast is oats with a spoon full of your favourite nut butter. By adding some berries, fruits or a bit of chocolate, you can craft a tasty and nutritious breakfast. The best part is that you only need one pot to feed an army. Let countless dishes be a thing of the past.

Veganuary hike

Lunch in a camper:

Wraps are a great lunch as you can load them up with plenty of vegetables, proteins and grains. They can be packed in a container and eaten warm or cold. The best part is that you can prepare them in advance and do not have to stop your adventures to cook lunch.

Snacks, snacks, snacks:

If you are trying to eat a balanced diet or craving junk food, there are plenty of vegan snacks that you can carry with you. Trail mixes are super convenient, loaded with proteins and fats and will fill you up till your next meal. Chips and dark chocolate are often vegan and great for those less healthy snacks throughout the day. If your heart desires something sweet, the worlds favourite dipping cookie, the Oreo, is vegan too! No need to stop your adventures for elaborate snacks.

Dinner and the dishes:

If you are having a barbeque, there are plenty of meat substitutes out there. You can cook up mock meat hot dogs or burgers in minutes. The best part? It can be eaten without cutlery!

If you are craving something hardier, we recommend Dahl. It is an Indian lentil curry ‘stew’ that comes together in under half an hour. Dahl is cheap, full of protein, and will warm you up on those cold January nights.

Veganuary cooking

Apps to help you along the way:

KptnCook

If you are looking for daily inspiration for delicious meals, KptnCook is for you. KptnCook offers 3 meals a day, with easy-to-follow instructions. The meals are often simple to prepare and great for using that cook top in your camper.

Happy cow

After a long day out and about, one can sometimes be too tired or lazy to cook a meal. Thankfully, with apps such as Happy Cow, you can find vegan restaurants or ones with vegan options.

Google Lens

Google Lens lets you translate text directly on the packaging via the camera function. It is now also available offline. This ensures that you know all ingredients, even if you are in a country that does not speak your language.


If you are trying Veganuary for the first time, eat plant-based or want to reduce your animal product consumption, we hope you can now cook a great meal in your camper. We wish you happy camping!

Your FreewayCamper Team


For more cooking inspiration, read our blog 'cooking in the camper'.

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