November 30th, 2014 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

When you spend large amounts of time on the road, it is easy to turn to fast, unhealthy food like burgers and French fries. If you make an effort to pack some snacks before you get on the road, though, you can avoid these items and maintain a healthy weight. Keep reading for some great snack ideas for truck drivers:

Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats, which can actually reduce your risk for heart disease. Try to grab some roasted, unsalted nuts that you can munch on while you drive to keep yourself satiated with a delicious and nutritious snack. Trail mix is also a great snack option that keeps you feeling great while you drive.

Fruit

Fruit is always a great choice for a snack and there are plenty of varieties that are easy to eat on the road. You can grab a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries without any trouble. Dried fruit is a better snack option than something fattening like potato chips, but it is often full of sugar so you should try to limit your intake.

Hummus and Veggies

Snacking on foods that are high on fiber help you feel full longer. If you can reach for some hummus and chopped vegetables instead of a milkshake, you can satiate your hunger while giving your body important vitamins and nutrients like iron, vitamin C, fiber, and protein.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Spend some time hard boiling eggs before your next big job so you have easy access to this healthy snack. Eggs have very few calories and a lot of protein. They are also a great source of lecithin to help your body burn fat.

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