Creating amazing recipes while travelling is not as hard as you think. Whats more the right recipe can be healthy AND cheap.

Say goodbye to two-minute-noodles, $2 pizza slices and 7Eleven sandwiches. Creating healthy recipes while staying in hostels/campsites/AirBnB can be easy and fun. All of the recipes on this blog are designed to take into account the lack of utensils, limited spices and other issues you may have when cooking in unknown kitchens. Sometimes we have to get a little creative, but there are plenty of tricks and hacks to help you create the perfect recipe for your budget.

After all, it’s better for your waistline offers you great sightseeing opportunities as you wander through fresh food markets and can be a great way to make friends in your hostel!

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Group Eats / Solo Bites 

Things to note:

  • With all recipes, I have tried to take into account the limited utensils and supplies that you will find when on the road – as I don’t imagine you will have easy access to julienne peelers or a spice rack – and so are generally simple or very creative.
  • These recipes are healthy – however, they are not paleo or restricted to any other diet rules, this is not about weight loss but about enjoying good healthy, local cheap food!
  • All prices and costs are in the local currency unless otherwise stated

Easy and Cheap 2-Minute Noodle Steak Stir-Fry Recipe

I am always after a cheap and easy meal to throw together when I am travelling, I also love watching cooking shows. Therefore I like the challenge of taking a recipe I have seen and making a cheaper and healthier version of it. This 2-minute noodle steak stir-fry recipe was …

Mexican Scrambled Eggs Falling off Toast

Often when I am travelling I end up only having two meals a day… usually because I have slept in. This is a great way to save money. When this happens I like to have a nice big satisfying brunch, really make it count so that I won’t be hungry …

$5 Feast – Vegetarian Bangers ‘n’ Mash

I am very excited about this month’s $5 Feast as it is a great take on a warm winter favourite… Vegetarian Style! So often I think about becoming a vegetarian, not only for ideological reasons but also because vegetables are so much cheaper than meat. Last weekend I was staying …

Australian Prawn and Mango Lettuce Cups Recipe

It is an ongoing struggle for Australian’s that where ever we go in the world we are asked to repeat the phrase “throw a shrimp on the barbie”. We don’t have a problem repeating this phrase, or any other iconic Australian ling to show off our accent that many think …

5 Winter Budget Breakfast’s for Backpacker’s

What I am about to say may be considered a little bit controversial… heretic even! I don’t like breakfast food. Never have done. There are aspects of breakfast that I like – such as bacon or chocolate croissants – I’m not a monster. It’s just over all… I am not …

$5 Feasts – Healthy Tarator and Shopska Salad with love from Bulgaria

This month for my guest blogger $5 feasts, I have not just one but TWO amazing recipes for you. My mouth is literally watering as I get this post ready, so as soon as I am done I am heading to the local market and grabbing the ingredients to whip these …