Healthy eating while on the road

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jslaven, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Jslaven

    Jslaven Bobtail Member

    Jul 22, 2020
    Thank all of you so much, this is really going to help. Sadly I wash already 30 pounds overweight before I started so now I gotta loose like 45
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    Just last night started a healthy meal delivery program.
    Although I went local years ago my wife would make a lunch and she did a great job of mixing up prepared meals to microwave and quality sandwiches et al. After a dozen years of sandwiches I'm going to try a local healthy prepared meal service. $8 dollars per meal, 5 meals a week delivered on a Monday.
    Was referred to by some other drivers who said it was awesome and convenient.
    Might work for OTR if you could coordinate delivery with home time and freeze most and refrigerate some.

    Even when I was OTR I had a elec cooler and a ton of Tupperware that I stocked from the grocery stores and that was back when nearly all truck stops had restaurants attached, there are so many more choices for food and groceries today .

    I'm leary of all the small plastic containers but will be able to recycle them at my facility.
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    With the exception of the Chicken, Broccoli, Green beans, and Water. The other stuff on that list will make you fat as hell, unless you have some type of Superhuman metabolism. Take it from a 60 year old man who knows from experience. Way too many carbs for a sedentary truck driver. Just my $.02
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  5. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    The brand name is chef style. I got it for $28 from H.E.B. It is slightly larger than a coffee pot. The cooking drawer is just large enough for a 12 oz steak.

    You can cook anything in it that you would normal fry either in a pan like chops or burgers or deep fried..except you don't plunge food in oil. Very healthy.

    I fashion a little low rimmed foil liner under the food so clean up is a wipe out with a paper towel. In theory you can cook bacon but I don't want the mess. Tons of recipes on allrecipes. Bon Appétit.
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    These 4 items and $50-75 per week at Walmart. Load up on water and soft drinks, tea, energy drinks or whatever at Walmart too. You can save a fortune on drinks alone compared to TS prices. I may have a sit down meal once or twice a week. A one week per diem check more than covers my food and drink for a month. Screenshot_20200723-065851~2.png Screenshot_20200723-065526~2.png Screenshot_20200723-065352~2.png Screenshot_20200723-065133~2.png
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  7. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2017
    Agreed. Grazing is good, but my point is that having easy access to more food than you should be eating will lead many people to eat and drive and eat and drive until the food is gone.

    If grazing is how you want to eat, that's great, but I would still suggest keeping only the food you want to eat within reach while driving.
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  8. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

    May 24, 2016
    Strasburg, Va
    I vary a Weber has grill in the side box and an instant pt in the cab.
    They work great. the hardest meal I’ve had to figure out is breakfast. Still haven’t figured that one out yet..
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  9. MonsterOR

    MonsterOR Bobtail Member

    Dec 17, 2019
    Oatmeal with cinnamon and one egg to make it creamy while adding protein.
  10. Hauler_bowler

    Hauler_bowler Light Load Member

    Nov 5, 2018
    I actually lost weight while I was trucking for a year.

    GET IT
  11. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Oatmeal can be cooked in a lunchbox oven. I like to put plain Greek yogurt on it to make it creamier and not so plain-tasting. Thin slices of banana sweetens it a little if you want.

    Liquid egg whites can also be cooked in the lunchbox oven. I mix part of a can of diced tomatoes and peppers with it then cook it.

    I mix Grape Nuts and muesli together which is healthy and filling. Instead of using milk you can use rice milk which is sold in a sealed carton that doesn't need to be refrigerated until opened.

    Keep any kind of fruit that doesn't need to be refrigerated.

    Chicken breast tenderloins are thin and cook well in the lunchbox oven when wrapped in foil.

    Salmon filets wrapped in foil turn out perfectly every time when cooked in the lunchbox oven.

    Uncle Ben's precooked rice packets are easy to heat up and can be mixed with just about anything.
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