Let's get cooking with Number Juan Bus!
Roadside recipes to stay nourished and ready for adventure
We’ve been living and traveling full time in our skoolie (@numberjuanbus) for over a year and in that time we’ve made a lot of delicious food. We often get asked, “What can you cook in your bus?” The answer is pretty much anything! However, when it comes to living in a tiny space and living off-grid you do want to choose meals and snacks that don’t make a lot of dirty dishes or require a lot of water. Wraps, sandwiches, bowls, burritos, and one sheet pan meals are great ideas for lunch/ dinners. Here are a few of our go-to bites to eat!
Cucumber Lime and Sea Salt Snack:
Kinda sounds weird but it’s one of our favorite snacks. It’s quick, easy, healthy and everyone in the family loves it!
Gather ingredients: 1 cucumber, 1 lime, sea salt
Peel the skin off the cucumber
Thinly slice the cucumber
Cut the lime in half
Squeeze the lime juice over the cucumbers
Sprinkle with sea salt to taste preference
Enjoy! It’s an ideal refreshing snack
Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps:
This meal happened on accident one day when I was trying to use up random ingredients I had on hand. It’s quickly become a staple meal and works for lunch or dinner.
Gather ingredients: frozen cauliflower, cooking oil of choice, Frank's Red Hot Wings Hot Buffalo sauce, cucumber, tomato, ranch, wraps. (Optional: add spinach and avocado to fancy up this wrap.)
Preheat oven to 400°F
Toss frozen cauliflower in cooking oil (I normally use ev olive oil)
Place cauliflower on a baking sheet and cook for 20mins or longer for crispier cauliflower.
While cauliflower is cooking cut up your veggies.
I like to cut my cucumbers in “stick" shape for this wrap
I prefer cherry tomatoes but any will work.
Place baked cauliflower on a wrap
Drizzle Frank's hot sauce to preference
Drizzle ranch or blue cheese to preference
Wrap up, serve with chips or fruit and enjoy!
Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich:
This meal is so quick, so easy, and so delicious! This is healthy BBQ and also works for Lunch or Dinner.
Gather ingredients: 1 can of Jackfruit, Favorite BBQ sauce, and buns.
Rinse off jackfruit and shred with a fork or by hand
Sauté the jackfruit over medium heat for 5-7 minutes
Add sauce and sauté for 1-2 mins
Remove from heat and stir until cool enough to eat.
Load up a bun, serve with your favorite BBQ side, (ours is mac & cheese, but coleslaw or baked beans are also great options) enjoy!
To see a few other of our favorite meals to make in our tiny house you can watch this video we made.
Join our journey by following along on YouTube & IG:
Number Juan Bus YouTube channel
More Articles By Elizabeth Hensley
Building a Mobile Income Q&A with Chris PennChris Penn, skoolie builder, author, and founder of Tiny Home Tours, sits down to talk tiny living, mobile entrepreneurship, and what lit the spark to get him on the road.… Read More
Is the Future of Bus Life Electric?Electric buses and tips to reduce your carbon footprint on the road By Elizabeth Hensley and Brock Butterfield Imagine riding off into the sunset in your bus home without a… Read More
Skoolie Video Tour: Runaway Lady MayMatt and Casandra did a great job on their shuttle bus skoolie conversion! Watch the full video tour to see how they transformed 125 square feet into a beautifully… Read More
Skoolie Video Tour: The Lucky BusCome along as Lyss and her pup Rio give us an exclusive guided tour of their home. It is a 2003 E450 skoolie conversion known as The Lucky Bus. In… Read More