Being a truck driver often means spending long hours on the road, which can make it challenging to find healthy and delicious meal options. Here are 25 road-friendly recipes that are easy to prepare at home, store in the truck, and eat while on the go:
Turkey and Avocado Wraps: Whole wheat wraps filled with turkey slices, avocado, lettuce, and your favorite condiments.
Cold Pasta Salad: A pasta salad with chopped veggies, Italian dressing, and your choice of protein (i.e. chicken, or shrimp).
Greek Yogurt Parfait: Layer Greek yogurt with granola and fresh berries for a protein-packed breakfast.
Chicken and Vegetable Skewers: Precooked chicken and vegetable skewers that can be enjoyed cold or easily reheated.
Rice and Bean Burritos: Fill tortillas with rice, black beans, salsa, and cheese for a satisfying meal.
Smoothies: Pre-blend and keep in a cooler/fridge; use yogurt, fruits, and protein powder.
Rotisserie Chicken & Microwaveable Veggies: Buy pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and pre-packaged steamed vegetable bags for a fulfilling dinner.
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps: Tuna mixed with mayo, diced celery, and onions, wrapped in lettuce leaves.
Hard-Boiled Eggs on Toast: Cut your eggs in half and layer them on a piece of toast, or egg muffin sandwich, and add a little bit of salt, pepper, and other breakfast sandwich toppings.
Overnight Oats: Combine oats, milk, yogurt, and your favorite toppings in a container to enjoy the next morning.
Tuna on Crackers: Buy flavored tuna packets and enjoy them on saltine crackers.
Protein bars: Have a protein bar with a piece of fruit for a quick breakfast.
Caprese Skewers: Add grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil leaves on skewers with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Stuffed Bell Peppers: Fill halved bell peppers with cooked ground meat, rice, and veggies.
Meal Replacement Shakes: Add milk to a vanilla, or chocolate, protein shake and have a banana or apple on the side for a quick and protein-packed breakfast.
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich: Spread peanut butter on whole-grain bread and add sliced bananas.
Egg Muffins: Whisk eggs with veggies and cheese, then bake in muffin tins for a portable breakfast.
Pre-made Salad Kits: Mix canned tuna or canned chicken with your pre-made salad kit for extra protein.
Chicken Quesadillas: Grill some chicken breast, sautee your favorite veggies, and add cheese inside a tortilla until melted.
Beef Jerky, String Cheese, and Fruit: Save time by having a few snacks for lunch.
Tuna Sandwich: Add a can of tuna, mayo, and other ingredients like avocado, or tomatoes, and place it on top of your favorite bread for a quick lunch.
Chicken Caesar Wrap: Tortillas filled with grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing.
Scrambled Egg and Rice Bowl: Scramble eggs and cook the rice ahead of time, add a dash of soy sauce, salt, and pepper, for a light breakfast.
Mason Jar Salads: Layer your favorite salad ingredients in a mason jar for a quick and fresh meal.
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad: Cooked quinoa mixed with black beans, cherry tomatoes, diced red onions, and a zesty lime dressing.
Remember to stay hydrated by carrying plenty of water and, whenever possible, try to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals. Safe travels!
Want even more ideas for easy meals on the road? Check out our Rolling Kitchen Cookbook!