Maintaining your health is important. Too many people live a sedentary lifestyle, or rely on heavily processed and greasy foods to get by. This concern is especially pertinent to truck drivers. Did you know that obesity is more than twice as prevalent among truck drivers than the general population? One of the best ways to take your health into your own hands and lose weight is through your diet. Here are some of the best healthy snacks for truck drivers!
You want as many green things in your diet as possible. There’s no better way to do that than by preparing some vegetables for the long haul. Celery and carrots are among the most popular snackable vegetables.
Salads might not be quite so snackable, but they’re a great choice for lunch if you choose to stop. You’ll be amazed how much less fatigued you feel after a salad for lunch than you would after a heavy, fast food meal. Just opt for a light dressing rather than ranch!
It’s not always easy to get the protein you need on your route. Hard-boiled eggs make this challenge a cinch. We know—peeling them can be annoying. You should never attempt to peel one behind the wheel. But you can actually peel them up to a week in advance so long as you keep them refrigerated. Look into these refrigerators for truck drivers.
They’re cheap, easy-to-make, and packed with protein. What more could the long-haul trucker ask for in their healthy snacks?
Fruit (In Moderation)
Over the years, countless truckers have felt the pull of candy when they stop at gas stations. If you fall into this category, consider stocking up on fruit instead. Fruit—fresh or dried—is a far healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just make sure you eat it in moderation! Too much of anything is bad for you, and even fresh fruit is no exception.
Nuts, Trail Mix, Etc.
For many truck drivers, an easier source of protein than hard-boiled eggs comes in the form of nuts, trail mix, and power bars. Still, you should keep in mind that not all such products are healthy. Many of them are loaded with salt or sugar. Take a careful look at the ingredients lists, and read up on some basic nutrition to give yourself a sense of the best healthy snacks.
Many trail mixes and power bars incorporate chocolate. While a little bit of chocolate might be fine, it’s best to reduce this as much as you can stand. Consider making your own trail mix with your favorite, healthy ingredients. This way, you can control exactly how much salt and sugar goes into your healthy snacks.
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