Truckers, Save Money. Eat Healthy. Use a Slow Cooker.   Cooking in a big rig takes some ingenuity. Clever. Original. Inventive. It’s not like you’re at home with the stove, able to cook on four burners at the same time. But you can plug in a slow cooker and have a meal as good as you can make it at home. What type of slow cooker is best? There are two kinds of slow cookers to use in a truck – one with a regular plug that requires an inverter or the 12-volt type.Read More →

Exercise and Nutrition for Over-the-Road Truckers Nutrition for over-the-road (OTR) truckers depends on their health needs. Sitting for hours at a time, stress from constant driving and watching out for distracted drivers, little or no physical exercise, and an unhealthy diet can affect the health of professional over-the-road truck drivers. Included in this article are suggestions on ways to incorporate easy-to-do 15-minute workouts and slow cooker recipes you can make inside the truck. The trucker cannot drive ifRead More →

Welcome to Over-the-Road (OTR) blogging! Pictures not looking like they should on your iPhone or home computer? Not a problem. When I get a chance to blog on steady ground, no bouncing, no “NO SERVICE”, I’ll remedy the situation. In the meantime, please come on board with me for a few moments to read about my OTR breakfast. Breakfast began today with coffee purchased at a truck stop. The truck stop had a Dairy Queen which does not offer breakfast on their menu. Sorry, Dairy Queen, you didn’t make a sale off of us this morning. Perhaps you should consider adding breakfast. Dairy Queen goes backRead More →

You quickly learn about where the best food is, most convenient truck stops, and no-brainer daily activities like how to climb in and out of the big rig when riding along with your trucker husband. I’ve decided to share one recent day’s events in case you’re wondering. Food is a priority of mine (figured that out already, didn’t you?😉), and I like to start my day with breakfast (especially fried eggs or omelets) and coffee. Unless I want to spend money every morning for cooked eggs, I have to settle on other nutritious food. On a side note here, many truck stops are becoming moreRead More →

  What do you prepare for dinner when there is nothing in the refrigerator or, in a big rig, if there is NO refrigerator? You keep an ice chest handy and full of ice with nutritious food inside. Oranges, apples, nectarines, and bananas are kept on hand, are nutritious, and add a good amount of needed fiber. Cottage cheese is a great protein snack that we like, especially the Cottage Cheese Doubles brand. We stack a few packaged fruit packs in their natural juice, mixed tuna flavored packs, and other items. Jerky is good, but it’s important to get the kinds with low sodium. YouRead More →

  Healthy eating is possible for the OTR trucker. Plan ahead, and be wise on your grocery shopping. This blog post was written on a road trip with an iPad. It worked much better than typing on a laptop going down the road. Taking photos was a challenge. At first they showed up while typing the post but not when I viewed the post. Don’t see the photos yet? If not, check back. They’ll show up soon. When I go on road trips with my trucker husband, we eat light meals or a snack every three hours. This way you don’t get too full orRead More →

Planning a road trip? Be sure to include food on your list of things not to forget. When you plan your on-the-road meals, most likely, you’ll eat more nutritionally than not. Pack snacks, water, and ice in an ice chest to save calories, fat, carbs – and money. Snacks can be more than just chips and dips like taco or tortilla soup, for instance. All that’s necessary is to bring along a portable stove to heat up the soup. If you’re really into going on road trips, or you’re a professional truck driver, it would be worth it to purchase the portable 12V stove. NOTE: This postRead More →