When people find out I live in a van they always ask, “do you mostly eat at restaurants?” It comes up on the VanDwellers list all the time, too. Why spend all that time, money, and energy (goodness, don’t forget the energy!) making food when you can get a half pound bean and cheese burrito for 99 cents?
Obviously it’s important to maintain your health, especially when you live in a van. If you’ve never been sick in a van before I can tell you: it’s awful. Really, really awful. Besides that, you can eat healthy, nourishing food on the cheap too.
This is what I’ve been eating for the last few days:
Breakfast: Yoghurt with frozen berries in it and a hard boiled egg.
Lunch: Sausage, zuccini, and a hard boiled egg.
Dinner: Sausage, big salad, and a hard boiled egg.
Breakfast: Yoghurt with frozen berries and flax seeds.
Lunch: Nuts, chickweed, and a hard boiled egg.
Dinner: Two sausages, chickweed, rose petals, a wee bit of yarrow, and a hard boiled egg.
Breakfast: Yogurt with frozen berries and flax seeds.
Lunch: Nuts, lambsquarters, violet leaves, plantain, and a hard boiled egg.
Dinner: Jar of cabbage soup I canned a few weeks ago.
That’s three days of healthy food, nine meals, and all I bought was a thing of Yohgurt, a thing of berries, a four pack of sausage, and eggs. About ten bucks, so a dollar more than you’d spend on your ninety nine cent bean and cheese burrito plan, but a hell of a lot healthier and yummier.