Healthy on the Road Meals for Truck Drivers

Trucking is a rewarding, yet challenging career. There are many sacrifices you have to make when becoming a truck driver, and a healthy diet is one of them.

As a truck driver, you are always on the go. You do not have access to a house full of fresh groceries and the food options on the road are high in calories, greasy, and unhealthy.

The good news is that with a little time, preparation, and the right equipment you can have a healthy meal all from the comfort of your truck!

Preparing your meals on the road allows you to save time and money, which is extremely important for truck drivers.

For most of these recipes, you will need a power inverter, slow cooker, or food warmer. We suggest checking out The Best Portable Cookers for Cooking on the Road to find some of our recommended cooking equipment.

Keep reading below for healthy on the road meals for truck drivers.

Breakfast

We have all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that still stands true. 

According to Better Health, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.

Although most people skip breakfast, truck drivers should avoid skipping this important meal. Drivers need the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast to stay alert on the road.

Here are some of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes:

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups 

Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal 

Spanish Omelet 

Ham and Herb Bagel Sandwich 

Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toast

Lunch

Lunch is often the meal most people look forward to having. In most case scenarios, a truck driver will stop and get their lunch at a truck stop or fast food restaurant. 

While that is not a bad idea every once in a while, you do not want to make it a habit for every meal. Truckstop food is often overpriced, high in calories, fat, and sodium. 

Here are some of our favorite lunch recipes:

Grilled Cheese Skillet 

Turkey Sandwich 

Easy Turkey Wraps 

Protein-Packed Buddha Bowl 

Pork Sliders with Smashed Avocado 

Dinner

After a long day of driving, you deserve a nice, hot, and healthy dinner. It is probably much easier to grab a quick meal at a fast-food restaurant, but it’s much healthier and cost-efficient to cook a meal in your truck. Plus, your body will thank you later.

Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup 

Tender Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Crock-Pot Spaghetti 

Conclusion

Cooking in your truck is a great way to to eat healthier and save money. It may be difficult at first. Especially, if you are used to stopping at a restaurant for every meal. But, it will not take long to get into the habit and soon you will look forward to preparing your meals.

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Hannah Guanipa

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