The truth is when it comes to eating healthy snacks, adults in the United States are at a 80 percent risk of not eating the suggested amounts of fruits and vegetables. In the truck driving industry, it can be even more difficult to find healthy snack options with the stress of an irregular work schedule. So, in order to help those truck drivers that may be struggling to find that healthy balance here are some easy tips that will help you transition into a healthier eating lifestyle.

How to make the change

For anyone trying new things, it can be difficult to step outside your comfort zone. Especially, when you are trying to change a bad habit like your eating lifestyle. The best thing to do is to start slowly, change the way you eat by finding healthy foods that you already know you like and that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Don’t be afraid to experiment

The most important part of healthy eating is staying creative with your food pairings. Everyone has those days where they crave something sweet or salty and it can be hard to find healthy options to curb your craving..

Once you’ve got that down you can start adding more foods that fill your nutritional needs and keep your body going all day long. Just remember, by choosing fruits, vegetables, and protein options over more convenient fast food options you are on your way to a better eating lifestyle.

Plan ahead

For most truck drivers planning ahead can be a difficult task to fit into a hectic work schedule. The first step for any truck driver is to find snacks that can store well so you don’t have to make multiple trips to the store.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect, simple healthy food alternative, consider some of these:


  • Carrot sticks
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery with peanut butter
  • Boiled eggs
  • Beef Jerky
  • Nuts


The best place to go

As a truck driver you might not always know where to go for healthy food options. But, some places that offer healthy food options for the everyday on the go customer is gas stations. Most of the items on the list of healthy snacks for on the go use can be found at you’re everyday gas station. The only thing that can be a problem for people is fighting the temptation to pick out saltier and unhealthy options that are scattered around inside gas stations.

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