How to eat healthy as a truck driver

Let's be frank: driving all day without having the luxury of fresh groceries and a full kitchen at all times, keeping a balanced and healthy diet is pretty challenging.
It's easy to fall into the trap of quick and convenient on-the-go food, which most of the time is higher in calories, fat and sodium. Sounds like you?

In this article, we will explore what to do to eat healthy as a truck driver.

Planning is the key
Healthy eating starts with excellent planning. You will have won half the healthy diet battle if you have a well-stocked kitchen, a stash of quick and easy recipes, and plenty of healthy snacks. The idea is to cook for yourself rather than buying unhealthy (and expensive!) ready-made meals.
So, pick a few healthy recipes that you like and build a meal schedule around them. Then, you can cook whenever you can and make extra to freeze or set aside for another night. Cooking ahead saves time and money, and it is gratifying to know that you have a home-cooked meal waiting to be eaten. Also, you'll then realize how cooking can be a relaxing and pleasant hobby!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day: it helps keep your energy up — very important when you're on the road for long periods at a time. A healthy breakfast doesn't have to take long to make either. Try these healthy breakfast items: oatmeal with nuts and fresh fruit, low-fat yoghurt and cheese, avocado on toast, hard-boiled eggs, protein and cereals bars.
Avoid anything high in sugar as it will lead to a crash later.

It's essential to have a good stock of healthy and quick n' easy snacks to keep handy when hunger strikes and not fall into the pitfall of stopping at the first station for a burger or a doughnut.
You can try with: unsalted mixed nuts, whole-grain crackers, beef jerky, fruit, low-fat string cheese, hummus with veggies like cucumber, celery, carrots.