It’s no secret that life on the road can be rough, especially on your health. Although you can’t always control how much sleep you get or what your stress levels might be like for the day, you can make your long commute much better with a healthy diet. Many people think that healthy eating has to be a hassle, which is why they fall into the trap of grabbing convenient junk food on the road. Here is a quick list of healthy foods you can easily stock up on in your truck.
One of the best healthy snacks anyone can have would be produce like fruits and vegetables. You might not think that these things can keep for long hours on the road, but it comes down to how they’re packaged. If you have room for a small cooler, then hard fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots can stay fresh for a long time. Even oranges, bananas, and  that aren’t too ripe will stay good to eat for a day or two at room temperature. Otherwise, dried fruits and vegetables are your best bet.
Nuts & Grains
The next best healthy travel snacks can be found in the dry goods section of any grocery store. Nuts and grains like almonds, peanuts, oats, rice, and more are very versatile. You can put nuts with dried fruit in trail mix, grains like oats and flax in convenient granola bars, and there are instant packs of rice or quinoa that you can turn into a quick meal. There are countless health benefits from vitamins, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy fats that you can find in nuts and grains. The only things to be careful of are food allergies and spoilage. Most nuts and grains can last long times without refrigeration, but one of the few exceptions include anything containing wheat germ or certain oils that could go rancid. Just make sure you read the packaging or google the shelf life before you buy it.
An all-around food for convenience, health, and satisfaction, you can’t go wrong with beans. Canned beans will last almost forever, and they’re ready to heat and eat at a moment’s notice. Also, beans are full of protein and heart-healthy fiber. So, if lack of convenience has been a barrier to you eating healthy while on the road, hopefully these suggestions will give you an easy starting point.
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