When it comes to RV cooking, planning ahead is essential. Every square inch counts, and you can’t afford to stock your pantry with items you hardly use that take up precious space. The best way to decide what food to bring is to plan your meals ahead of time. Dried foods make a fantastic choice for RV living because, not only do they take up less space, but they are quick and easy to prepare.

With the right staples, you can improvise healthy, tasty meals that are just as satisfying as dishes made in a home kitchen. It all boils down to selecting foods that you like, and with these five must-have dried foods for your RV pantry, you can make endless combinations for full-flavor meals that you and your whole family will love. Dehydrated beans retain more of their nutrition than canned beans, and they take up less space, too. Plus, they save you tons of time--no sorting and soaking, and no need to slow cook, which can take all day. Dehydrated beans are a great source of protein and are ready in only 10-15 minutes. Add your favorite spices and serve as a side, add to rice, burritos and tacos, chilies, soups, and salads, or try making black bean burgers. The sky’s the limit!

Dehydrated Veggies

Don’t skip the veggies! Fresh veggies take up a lot of space and spoil quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy garden goodness on the road. Fortunately, there’s another way. Our premium dehydrated veggies are nutritionally almost identical to fresh, and are shelf stable for up to two years. Add color, flavor, and pizzazz to your meals with dried carrots, broccoli flowerets, mushrooms, dried tomato dices, and so much more. Pick and choose your favorite veggies or cover all the bases and save money with a Vegetable Pantry Stuffer. You never have to leave home without your veggies again!

Dried Soup

Nothing warms up a cool night like a nourishing bowl of soup. It just hits the spot! Making a big pot of soup is convenient, but it can get tiresome eating the same soup day after day. For awesome variety, you can keep it interesting—and tasty!—with a Value Soup Variety Pack. With 10 different varieties, and only 15 minutes to prepare, you can mix it up and try a different soup every weeknight for two weeks.


Vegetarians, vegans, and health conscious meat-eaters, rejoice! TVP, or textured vegetable protein, is a fabulous veggie-based protein source with a wonderful, meaty flavor and texture, that’s perfect for meals on the go. TVP makes a hearty addition to soups, casseroles, stews, sauces, and more, and makes great toppings for pizzas. Choose from Beef, Chicken, Ham, Taco, or Plain TVP to boost your meals and keep your energy going for the next stretch.

Freeze Dried Fruit

Freeze dried strawberriesWant to travel with fruit but leave the fruit flies out of the RV? Easy! Try freeze dried fruit. Crisp, light, and bursting with natural sweetness, freeze dried fruit is the perfect choice when you want to treat your taste buds. Our premium Freeze Dried Fruit is GMO-free, and has no added sugar or preservatives. What you get is pure, wholesome goodness that will put a zip in your breakfast, smoothies, or baked treats, and makes a great snack, straight out of the bag. Fair warning: You’ll probably want to try a Deluxe Fruit Sampler, because once you get a taste of sun-sweet freeze dried berries, tropical fruits, or orchard fruits, you’ll want to try them all.

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