Healthiest Fast Food Choices for Life on the Road

Since they spend much of their time on the road, truckers become well-acquainted with the menus of fast food chain restaurants. Of course, a couple of small appliances are all that’s necessary to transform your cab into a mini-kitchen, and there are plenty of healthy meals you can make yourself. But if you’re in a rush, consider the following healthier fast food selections.


It’s hard to drive for any length of time without seeing the Golden Arches somewhere nearby. If you’re at McDonald’s for breakfast or a snack, try the fruit and maple oatmeal. You’ll need to specifically request that they not add brown sugar or cream if you want to keep it on the healthier side. If you’re at McDonald’s for lunch or dinner, order a regular hamburger without all the extras. Request water instead of soda—a good rule of thumb no matter which fast food restaurant you’re at.


Subway has a reputation for being a healthier option, and it certainly can be. Just avoid the cookies and order from their Fresh Fit menu. It features six-inch subs that are all 400 calories or fewer. If you’re concerned about your sodium intake, choose a chicken or vegetarian option instead of roast beef or ham.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell can be a nutritional disaster, given all the cheese and beef in many of their options. But there are some choices that are less unhealthy. One bean burrito has fewer than 400 calories, but it’ll cost you over 1,000 milligrams of sodium. A gordita supreme with chicken has even fewer calories and roughly half the sodium. Other reasonably healthy choices are a fresco chicken soft taco and a chicken cool ranch DLT. The trick is limiting yourself to just one or two.


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