Snacking Healthy While on the Road: Meal Ideas for Truck Drivers

Bay and Bay Transportation | Tips for Truck Drivers to Eat Healthier While Running the Roads in Eagan, MN and nearby areas

Truck drivers know better than anyone else the temptation of French fries at every stop. When you drive so many miles in such a short span of time, it’s hard not to notice the increasing amount of fast food restaurants that decorate almost every exit… and how convenient these places are. For truck drivers in Minnesota and across the US, eating healthy while on the road definitely presents a challenge. At Bay & Bay Transportation, health and safety go hand in hand, and we value both when it comes to the well-being of our drivers.

There are plenty of ways to resist the temptation of fast food and junk food while running the roads of America. All it takes is a little preparation and forethought while preparing for your trip. There are plenty of simple recipes that you can prepare the night before for a full day of healthy eating.

For breakfast on the go, try this tasty oatmeal fruit and yogurt dish. It has plenty of vitamins from the fruit, one serving of your daily dairy requirement, and the complex carbs from the oatmeal will digest slowly and keep you feeling full longer. The coolest part about this dish is that by preparing it the night before, the oats are softened which makes the parfait thick, creamy, and delicious!

When lunch rolls around, it might be best to stick with something light. A heavy meal can sometimes make you feel drowsy; a truck driver’s worst nightmare. Cheese and crackers are a great alternative to greasy, heavy burgers and chicken sandwiches. You can also try this BLT salad recipe as your mid-day meal to keep you fueled and focused.

Traveling during dinner is the perfect time to take a longer break and indulge in a heavier meal if you’d like. A Chicken Caesar Wrap is a great way to end the day. It will provide you with enough protein to make it through the rest of your night and you can add an extra dose of veggies to make this wrap a mega meal.

By preparing beforehand for your daily trip, you can save money and inches from your waistline. For even more options, consider investing in a small fridge or microwave for your truck. There are plenty of recipes on the web for healthy lunches for truck drivers or other people that are on the road often.

If you want to work for a company that truly cares about the well-being of its employees from safety to health and everything in-between, consider applying to Bay & Bay Transportation. You can check out our Driver Careers, Lease Purchasing Program by state, or click here to apply online.