Archive for the ‘Recipes OTR’ Category

March 9th, 2015

Eating healthy can be challenging in itself, but eating healthy on the road presents a whole different set of challenges. When tempted by the convenience of fast food or truck stops it almost seems impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re always on the go.

For the month of February we decided to give our drivers a challenge. The True2Blue $7 Challenge challenged our drivers not only to eat healthy, but eat healthy for $7 or less. Drivers could upload a picture of their meal and receipt on Facebook or upload a picture via Instagram using the hashtag #True2Blue7. Yesterday was the final day to enter and we want to thank you everyone who participated! From pizza to soup, you guys were nothing short of creative. Don’t let the end of the contest be the end of your healthy habits. Now that you know it can be done, there should be nothing stopping you.

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Now to the fun part – announcing the winners!

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Congratulations to April Rankin, Joe Fulton, Lori Gibbons, Mariana Storm, Randy Newman, Shelley Johnson and Victor Martinez.

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February 5th, 2015

We know how difficult it can be to make healthy, satisfying meals while you are on the road using your makeshift in-cab kitchens. One of the most valuable appliances that you can invest in as a professional driver is a slow cooker. This recipe for Lentil Sweet Potato Soup is just one of thousands of recipes that can be made by throwing together some ingredients before bed, and letting your slow cooker do the rest!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1.5 cups chopped green beans
  • 2 cups green lentils
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 64 oz. vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients into your slow cooker and stir. Turn the heat on low. Cook your soup for 10 hours. Stir and add more broth to taste before serving. Makes 6-8 servings.

 

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