Healthy Lunch Food Ideas for Truck Drivers – Meal Challenge Month Week 2

Welcome back to Meal Challenge Month here at The Healthy Trucker.  Last week we talked all about healthy breakfast food ideas for truck drivers, so the only logical next step is to focus on healthy lunches for this week!  We’ll be updating this post throughout the week with tips, meal suggestions, and advice all about healthy lunch food ideas for truck drivers, so be sure to check back for new tips.  

GIVEAWAY TIME: we’ll be awarding a free water bottle to one lucky person who shares a tip, suggestion, or meal photo with us, so don’t forget to share with us on our Facebook page!

Now, let’s get started…

Monday, February 10

Lunch Meal Tip for Truckers: Consider switching bread for veggies in lunches. This is a good way to ease up on carb intake while keeping lunch light and healthy! Consider making a wrap with a lettuce leaf as the “wrap” or have a burger with a lettuce leaf as the bun. This is also a great alternative for those who opt for a gluten free lifestyle.

Lunch Food Meal Ideas:

Tomato and Avocado Sandwich
Tomato Avocado Sandwiches

Whole wheat tortilla, turkey, romaine lettuce, low-fat cheese, and mustard. From Carla Diahanne Brown
Healthy lunch wrap

Grilled chicken salads. From Carla Diahanne Brown
Grilled chicken salads

Tuesday, February 11

Lunch Tip: Swap out more unhealthy sauces and spreads like mayonnaise for healthy, flavorful ones like mashed avocado, mustard, hummus, or pesto!

What are your favorite healthier sandwich spreads?

sandwiches

Tired of boring old ham and cheese? Check out this graphic with some new, tasty sandwiches for the road! Tuna and tomato, hummus and red peppers, cucumber and cream cheese… As you can see, possibilities for tasty and healthy sandwiches on the road are endless. Just throw your favorite toppings on a couple slices of bread and see what you come up with!

Wednesday, February 12

Lunch Tip: It’s easy to add cheese to something for flavor. Don’t do it! Think about other seasonings and flavors you can add to food to give it a little zip. What are your suggestions?

Rory Macchetta: Hummus and avocado instead of mayo. And olives for salt cravings. Himalayan pink salt or sea salt instead of regular to salt foods. Curry, onion and garlic.

Tom Kyrk: A little bit of high quality hot sauce, a dash of some of the salt free seasonings, citrus while cooking adds a nice kick to veggies. Don’t forget the garlic. If you are going to use cheese spring for the good stuff. I find when I use a more expensive high quality cheese I need far less to get the flavor.

Helpful Reminder: If your food can go bad, it’s good for you. If your food can’t go bad, it’s not good for you.

Thursday, February 13

Lunch Tip: Your lunch plate should consist of about 50% fruits and veggies, 30% grains, and 20% protein.


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Amanda is a former digital communications coordinator and frequent blogger for the TheHealthyTrucker.net, a website focused on truck driver health initiatives. Our mission is to encourage truck drivers to embrace a healthier lifestyle by providing both expert advice and real world experiences. Let us be your co-driver on the road to a healthier, happier life!