Big4's Top Tips for Holiday Cooking

There’s nothing better than being on holiday, but sometimes the busy schedule of activities and being away from your own kitchen can mean that healthy meals get dropped in favour of quick and easy, but often unhealthy alternatives.

Whether you’re staying in a stylish cabin with your own kitchen, or you’re holidaying in a tent or caravan, at BIG4 Holiday Parks you have access to fully equipped kitchen facilities. Here are some tips from Big4 to help you whip up a healthy meal that will keep the whole family happy.

Plan, plan, plan

The best way to make sure you can create fulfilling, healthy meals for the duration of your trip is to create a meal plan before you leave home.

Healthy, speedy meals you can prepare could include a tasty stir fry with lots of veges or grilled chicken wraps with a crisp salad. If you’re using the time to create a more complicated dish, let your creativity go wild.

Measure ingredients ahead of time

You generally only need a small of amount of staples like oil, spices or flour but you’ll have to buy a whole bag or bottle if you get them on holiday.

If you’re planning on bringing food from home, measure the ingredients ahead of time and store them in snap lock bags or containers. This frees up space in your luggage and speeds up the cooking process when you know you have precisely the amount of everything for your meal.

Check out the local produce

While you’re planning your holiday meals, it’s a good idea to look into what produce and local specialities are on offer in the region you’re visiting. Not only will the ingredients be fresh and delicious, but locally bought produce is often cheaper than the supermarket.

Share the load

If you have talented cooks in your midst, allocate the cooking to them one night or just delegate small tasks to others to make things easier for yourself. Cooking can be fun if everyone pitches in and it’s a great time to socialise with friends or bond with the kids.

To book your next Big4 Holiday, visit Also check out Big4's top tips for a holiday park stay.

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