It is no secret that a bus has less space than a home or apartment but that doesn’t mean you can’t work with it — especially when it comes to food. For people that have adopted the “bus life,” figuring out meals that work is part of the adventure. The key is to know what you’re getting into and learn how to work with the space you have.

There are several ways to successfully meal plan if you are embarking on the bus life adventure of a lifetime.

Create One-Stop Shops for Your Meals

With less space, your meals must be compact in several ways: less dishes to use; less resources to cook them; and less fuss to worry about. You’ll want to think of meals that can be made with one dish. Think soups or stews, paninis, scrambles, and whatever else can be made with ease.

Reuse and Re-eat

This is an important tip to keep in mind on the road: your next meal can come from the meal you’re currently eating. With limited supplies, or at least the ability to get more in an instant, you should look to reuse as much of your food as possible. For example, tonight’s egg scramble could be tomorrow morning’s breakfast taco. Vegetables leftover from dinner are now the basis of the soup you’ll make for lunch. By doing so, you’ll cut down on costs, waste, and time—a win-win-win!

Keep Recipes in Mind

It could be detrimental to start your bus living adventure and have no idea what to cook or how to manage meals in a small space. Before you take off, be sure to do your research into easier meals to cook—in fact, there are now even cookbooks geared towards bus and RV living. With this knowledge in hand, you’ll be able to create a variety of dishes right off the bat.

Ready to start your new life on the road? Get cooking. For over 31 years now Northwest Bus Sales has been providing new buses for sale and used buses for sale, contact us today!