Taking Healthy Food On The Road?

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Tom L.'s Comment
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So what do you take for healthy food on the road? I have about a week to do my research and get ready for my first trip. 10 days total round trip.

Dutch's Comment
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I have a Sam's Club card, and during my home time I stock up on specifics like protein drinks, protein bars, fresh fruit, and nuts.

Some drivers cook inside their truck, but I am particular about the cleanliness of my truck, and don't want a layer of cooking grease coating the inside of the cab and everything I own.

Over time, you will learn where good places are located to eat, where you can get a quality meal with fresh vegetables and solid protein, that allow you a place to park your rig. If you have a kingpin lock for your trailer, it can allow you to bobtail to locations to eat, close to the truck stop where you are spending the night.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Tom L.'s Comment
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Thanks Dutch. I will check Sam's out.

Old School's Comment
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Tom, if you'll use the search bar at the top of this page (it only searches this web site) and put in "healthy eating," you will find some previous discussions and articles on this very subject that you may find helpful.

Tom L.'s Comment
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Thank you Old School

Rob S.'s Comment
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I use ensure, granola bars, cans of fruit ****tail and mixed vegetables. Oatmeal cups, crackers and peanut butter. About once a week I have a restaurant meal if there's a nicer place nearby.

Tom L.'s Comment
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Thanks Rob S. My fiance and I are thinking of relocating to Florence Oregon this spring. who are you driving for?

ShortRound's Comment
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I am very fond of my little 2qt crackpot. It allows me to cook on the truck while I am driving (I set it inside a small plastic washtub on the floor, and bungee the lid on to prevent spills). When I stop for the day I have a hot "home cooked" meal. Not sure that my cooking is "healthy", but with a slow cooker cook book and some creativity, you can make quite a variety of dishes. It is much better (healthier?), cheaper than eating out of the truck stops all the time.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Thanks Rob S. My fiance and I are thinking of relocating to Florence Oregon this spring. who are you driving for?

Swift. Based in Troutdale.

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