It can be tough being on the road and wanting something to munch on that will quiet your rumbling tummy but also be easy to grab and healthy, too. We’ve done research on the most efficient, nutritious, and tasty snacks for CDL-A drivers this summer. Here are the top six snacks to keep in your cab.
Summer is prime time for most fresh produce, making it the perfect time to grab it for an easy, on-the-go snack. Bananas, oranges, apples, peaches, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers are readily available at most grocery stores, leave little to no mess, and help you get nutrients essential to a balanced diet.
While incorporating fresh produce into your diet is important, getting healthy sources of protein is just as essential. The best way to include more protein in your diet while also being totally snackable? Jerky!. It usually comes prepackaged in a resealable bag, and you don’t have to worry about a quickly approaching expiration date. You’re sure to find a flavor that suits your palate from beef to turkey, elk, and even buffalo.
If you try to avoid more traditional forms of meat, tuna is an alternative way to increase your diet’s protein and even provide essential omega-three fatty acids. Tuna pouches simplify the eating process and make it a great snack option. These don’t require refrigeration and stay fresh for a while like jerky. Enjoy a lemon pepper, ranch, honey BBQ, or Thai Chili style flavor pouch, and expect to feel fulfilled until your next meal!
If we were ranking these, mixed nuts just might go at the top of our list. Easy to snack on, healthy, and available at most gas stations/grocery stores, these are ideal for snacking. Some mixed nuts packages even come with dried cranberries, raisins, and chocolate to balance out the flavor palate. If you prefer a more intense flavoring, some packages are seasoned to taste like buffalo sauce, ranch, or honey mustard.
Like mixed nuts, this food was basically made for snacking. They come prepackaged in groups of two to solve any troubles of portion control and are an easy way to get your daily serving of oats, which are packed full of heart-healthy vitamins and aid in regulating your central nervous system.
While we know this one can skew to the unhealthy side if you’re not careful, there are a lot of great options for popcorn as an on-the-road snack! You can buy it pre-popped, flavored anything from white cheddar to kettle corn and save the effort of popping it yourself. But, if you’re really craving a warm snack, a freshly popped bag of popcorn is the way to go! To make it healthier, skip the butter and top it with some flavoring powder.
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