Archive for the ‘Health Awareness’ Category

January 12th, 2015

Not only is making lunch on the road a healthier option than the truck stop and gas station options, but in most cases, it is the more cost-effective option as well. Putting together your own lunch also makes it much easier to keep track of calorie intake. Start the year off by getting in the habit of making your own lunch on the road. It is easier than you might think! Here are some of our favorite lunch ideas.

  • Turkey and hummus on a whole-wheat wrap. Load it with veggies of your choice and serve with a side of grapes.
  • A veggie burger on a wheat bun. Serve with avocado and a side of sweet potato chips.
  • Tuna salad made with low-fat mayonnaise and yogurt. Serve over a bed of greens.
  • Fruit, yogurt and granola parfait.
  • Tomato, mozzarella and spinach salad with balsamic vinegar. Serve with a handful of pretzels, or even a slice of wheat bread to curb your carb cravings.
  • Low-sodium tomato soup. Serve with one whole-wheat English muffin.

Drink Tip: Don’t ruin your healthy lunch by drinking your calories! Try to hydrate with water or homemade, unsweetened iced tea.

What are your favorite healthy lunch ideas on the road? Share them with us or post lunch photos on Facebook! www.Facebook.com/ConwayTruckload

 

January 7th, 2015

shutterstock_228944185Happy 2015! The New Year is officially upon us, which means it’s the season for resolutions. New Years resolutions can range from losing weight and eating healthy to running a marathon or improved listening skills — the possibilities are endless. Check out some of our drivers’ and employees’ resolutions for bettering themselves in 2015.

  • Jeff Beckman: To continue to operate safely, compliantly, efficiently and on time.
  • Mary Berg:  Stop eating out and try to force myself to cook.
  • Katlin Owens: My resolution is to improve my posture — while I am driving and otherwise!
  • Kevin Dietrich: To stay off the ice.
  • Tim Hicks: I am going to listen, ask “Why?” and not be defensive in conversations.
  • Robert Miller: To eat healthy for longer than my resolution last year. I have to make it to noon today to beat my previous record…
  • Jeff Thurlow: Better miles and to be more active on down time.
  • Bill Joslin: Bicycling, it is better exercise than walking because I have a tendency to slow my pace walking.

It’s great to know we have employees who are aware of their safety and health. Want to share your New Year’s resolution? Join our conversation on Facebook.

 

December 18th, 2014

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via Health.com

Let’s face it – this time of year is all about deliciously rich desserts. From holiday cookies to assorted pies, it’s tough to stay healthy when you’re surrounded by tasty, calorie-filled treats. The following recipe helps solve that problem. Introducing Festive Baked Pears, a dessert that is easy to make and lets you have your dessert and eat it too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large Bosc pears
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or dried mixed fruit (such as Sun-Maid Fruit Bits)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat granola
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, divided into 4 small scoops

Preparation:

  • Peel pears and cut them in half lengthwise.
  • Use a melon baller or grapefruit spoon to remove the cores and seeds.
  • Place pear halves, with cut sides up, in a glass pie plate.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pears.
  • Combine cranberries and granola in another small bowl.
  • Scoop the mixture into hollows of the pear halves.
  • Pour the apple juice in and around pear halves and cover the dish loosely with wax paper.
  • Cook the pears in microwave on HIGH 6-8 minutes or until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife.
  • Let stand in the dish 5 minutes, and then use a large slotted spoon to transfer the pears to serving plates.
  • Drizzle the leftover juice in pie plate over pears and serve them with frozen yogurt.

This recipe will take you only five minutes to make, and promises to impress while satisfying your holiday sweet tooth!