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Bill R.'s Comment
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The one thing I have noticed from reading everyone's experience is that sometimes there is just no time to get quality food. This may be a little too "hippy" for some, but Sprouting seems like it would be a good option.

Sprouting is super easy. For on the road, the best option seems to be using a Nut Milk Bag

Here's the basic process:

What you need: A jar or container with a lid that is leak proof. I would lean towards plastic if you have it. Milk nut bag Gallon sized Ziplock bag Seeds to sprout

1. Get a leak proof container. soak no more than a few seeds that partially cover the bottom of the container for 2 hours - overnight (depending on the seed)

2. Pour your seeds into the Nut milk bag, draining the water. Rinse. Once rinsed, put the bag in a gallon ziplock. Do not close the ziplock bag. You want it open.

3. Rinse 1-3 times a day for 1-3 days depending on the seed.

4. Eat your sprouts. Depending on the seed you can put them on sandwiches, hot cereal, dishes, or eat plain.

My only concern would be extreme temperatures. If it got too cold or hot it could kill the germination process. For me, I would stick to quick germinating seeds in those situations.

Quick germinating seeds:

Quinoa Buckwheat Almonds Wheat Spelt

Seeds that benefit from 2-3 days: Alfalfa Mung beans Lentils

I have not messed around with Chia seeds, but they seem like an option as well.

Some of these seeds can be easily obtained at a grocery store. Mung beans you can get at Asian grocery stores. Wheat and spelt may be bulk quantities. Alfalfa may be hard to get outside of specialty sprouting packaging.

Here are the easiest to obtain: Lentils - just buy the package off of the grocery store shelf Quinoa - A box or bag of Quinoa can be found in the health food section of any grocery store. Almonds - Just buy raw almonds and you are good to go. These just soak for 24 hours. They don't sprout. Then eat the next day.

Some may be more appealing than others. Personally I am not a fan of soaked almonds, but they could do in a pinch.

I think sprouting is a great idea. I am not going to be doing that, though, especially in the beginning. I am just going to be going raw. A bag of oranges, bananas, fruit, fruit, fruit. I think that this is the best way to stay in shape. A raw fruit diet can be eaten at any time and is an excellent way to stay in shape. JMHO.


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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’d like to bump this issue up and have a current discussion based on healthy diet/ practices for drivers. What is your advice?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hey drivers, your earning potential depends in part on your longevity. What are you doing to become healthier?

Marc Lee's Comment
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If you don't have an inverter...

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