Eating healthy while on the road can be difficult. There’s so many snacks and goodies you can munch on and fast food is so quick and easy. Eating this food often can lead to health risks for drivers. The OTR truck driver lifestyle doesn’t always promote regular fitness and the junk food havens and quick eateries seem to be everywhere. Staying healthy on the road is a difficult task, but we want to make it a little easier for you. We’ve put together some tips that make eating healthy on the road easy!
The Most Import Meal of the Day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count! A greasy breakfast sandwich or bagel is a quick and easy option but there’s some healthier breakfast foods that are equally as easy to find in common stops. Next time try to pick up a banana or some fruit. Peanut butter on toast is a great option and also something you can make in your truck. Instant oatmeal is easy to make and quick! All it requires is some water!
A greasy cheeseburger and fries can be a tempting option for lunch but there are plenty of healthy alternatives to have instead. You can make a jar salad! Just pack some jars with your favorite veggies and store them in your refrigerator. Make yourself a sandwich. They are easy to make on the road so you can keep on truckin’. If you’re at the truck stop you can pick up a protein box. They come with nuts, cheese meat and a little sweet treat that will satisfy all your mid-day cravings.
After a long day on the road it is nice to take a break for some dinner. How about making it healthy? A healthy dinner does not mean it will not taste good. We’ll give you some ideas for healthy, flavorful dinner meals. Chicken salad sandwiches are yummy and nutritious and can be eaten on the road. Quesadillas are also a good option as long as you add protein to them. They’re great when you want some cheesy goodness and the tortilla is a good low-calorie alternative to other kinds of breads. Turkey wraps and pita bread sandwiches are great for dinner and lunch!
Eating healthy snacks is just as important as eating healthy meals. It’s easy to reach for a sugary candy bar or bag of potato chips when you’re starting to feel hungry. Why not grab a handful of trail mix. This will have you feeling full longer. Baked beans are a good snack, they are loaded with protein and nutrients. Hard-boiled eggs are affordable and packed with protein, many truck stops sell them. Instead of eating potato chips, try having some popcorn. Get the low salt and low butter varieties to make it a healthy option.
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