What do you eat on the road

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nomad99, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Nomad99

    Nomad99 Bobtail Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    What does everyone eat on the road. I have heard some say truckstops, others say they have a cooler. But what is the menu like. I personally hate TV dinners, can eat em if I have to but never actually want to.

    Does any one have anything more prepared they like to cook. Maybe a crock pot in the truck.

    Never seen it discussed here.
  2. javelinjeff

    javelinjeff Medium Load Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    well,,lets see,,when that crock pot tips over as your going through that construction zone,that will be the last time you do that.get an inverter,small microwave and a power cooler,if you want the tv dinners,they'll last about 4 days after thawing.some of the small ma & pa truckstops have the best food at a good prices,check those out and you'll have some favorites within a month.i keep little micrwave meals in the truck for times when nothings around but i prefer fresh cooked meals whenever possible.stocking up on Subway sandwiches is a great idea and they are healthy compared to greasy burgers.most truckstops do have pretty good food and buffets,just remember at the buffet that other driver may not have washed his hands after using the restroom(sick)
  3. LostBoy

    LostBoy Light Load Member

    May 8, 2007
    davenport iowa
    i get bananas and other fresh fruit whenever possible, also keep a stash of kashi granola bars. (the cherry chocolate chip ones are killer, and theyre health food..) never get more fruit then you can eat in 2 days, fruit gets more ripe, you get flies, the results will be bad.

    i eat at truck stops, but usually the 2/2 deals on hot dogs or tornados, sun chips or sandwiches on whole wheat and fruit and granola bars, every once in awhile i hit the buffet or kfc when i need to feel fat. i drink 3 bottles of water, 2 pepsi's, one spicy hot V8, and one energy drink a day on average.

    lost 13 pounds in 4 weeks, 6'3" 280 currently, would like to get down to 250 by the end of the year. not going to be one of those fat turds that has to pee in a bottle because he's too fat to make it to the restroom in time.
  4. bo_jangles

    bo_jangles Bobtail Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    florence al
    ill order dominos have them come to the truck at the truck stop .then hit all the tacobell truck stops then drink about 7 redbulls man you ready to truck it up after that lol jokin .seriously get you a fridge and microwave and hit wally world be a lot better for ya .oh yea lost way to go dude keep it up . everyone have a great night and becarefullout there peace :headbang:
  5. Mklangelo

    Mklangelo Light Load Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    TV dinners are convenient but basically anything heat and eat is LOADED with sodium. Your better off going for Subway or a sit-down meal whenever possible.
  6. wackyncrazy

    wackyncrazy Bobtail Member

    May 20, 2007
    I use my luchbox oven alot to heat up little meals. Also alot of sandwitches and fruit. I do eat a sit down meal once a week. Most of the time when I eat my sit down meal it is breakfast food cause I love breakfast. When I started it took some time to adjust to eating this way but after awhile it is no problem and a great way to lose weight. In my first 6 weeks I lost 15 pounds.
  7. Cajunjay

    Cajunjay Bobtail Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Easton MD
    When I’m on home time, I prepare stuff for the road.

    I’ll cook a couple pots of steel cut oatmeal (forget oatmeal flakes and ‘quick’ stuff), and toss in a handful of raising, craisins, goldens & cherries. Put overnight in meat loaf pan in fridge. Cut into 1 in thick slices and wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze.

    Warm in the Burton oven to go and top w/ultra pasteurized half and half. On the road, these 24-36 slices one-a-day are a great hearty breakfast.

    Also peel a dozen navel oranges. (Cover them w/boiled water for 7 and they peel very easy) Separate individual slices and pack snack size zip lock bag with about 1/2 orange each.

    Daily diet includes oatmeal breakfast, 1/2 orange, banana, two granola bars, and couple handsful of trail mix. Drink about 2/3 of a gallon jug water. a day. Individual serving package of applesauce, and one of custard round out daily fare. Maybe a ready-to-eat cans of soup.

    Pack small roll of alum foil, plastic wrap, and zip lock bags so you can warm stuff in microwaves at truck stops.

    Truck stop meals are either steak or scrambled eggs. Other dishes may be tasty, but if you have to plan rest stop 50 miles ahead, you lose time. Green salads (I love spinach salads) but use caution w/dressings. Broccoli and other greens are great!

    Avoid buffet bar!!! Very, very few truck stops monitor temperatures for buffet, and food poisoning or serious gastroenterological distress (diahrrea, etc.) is better than a 50/50 chance.

    I’ll enjoy a sit down meal maybe once a week. I’ll also Google restaurants near (within 1-2 miles walking distance) terminals and/or shippers and park rig to enjoy ‘real’ food.
  8. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Personally, I try NOT to eat on the road, but make every attempt to stay out of traffic and use the plates supplied by restaurants.
  9. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Once I saw one of those "fat turds" urinating on the front of his truck, just a quick 50 feet from the truckstop entrance. Truck said "Swift", but I am not sure that had anything to do with it.
  10. starstress

    starstress Bobtail Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    A-T-L Baby
    being on the road you realize quickly walmart can be your best friend. I usually get campbells chunky soups, those 90 second hormeil dinners, those tuna and cracker things. and even those zatarin minute rice meals. I have a cooler now so I will start getting fresh cold cuts.
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