Truck Drivers: Lunch on the Go
Welcome to the introduction of iGlobal, LLC’s “Home for Healthy Living”. This new segment is designed for road warriors who travel our nation’s highways trying to reach the goal of becoming part of a happy, healthy fleet of professional truck drivers.
Watch us each month as we feature healthy foods, exercise tips and a variety of ideas for living a healthy lifestyle. We hope you enjoy this new segment as much as we enjoy writing and sharing it with you. Please share these ideas with your fleet, your friends, your family and your co-workers!
Healthy Living On the Go: Chicken Salad Pita
Use one whole-wheat pita (six-and-one-half-inches in diameter) stuffed with a half cup of chopped leftover chicken breast, half of a grated apple, and one tablespoon of low-fat Greek yogurt.
This recipe is only 344 calories and cranberries can be used too.
Pair your pita with a bag of healthy chips such as Lay’s Oven Baked Chips (260 calories) or Food Should Taste Good multi grain chips and a glass of water.
Try a Mini Cheese Healthy Snack
Babybel wheels or string cheese and a handful of nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, and brazil nuts are considered good fats for you). All nuts should be organic, eaten in their raw state, and not irradiated or roasted. Portion size is important. Place the amount you want for your snack in a snack-size plastic Ziploc bag to control how much you eat.
Drink Enough Water
Did you know that water is crucial to maintaining the function of your heart, brain and muscles? Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder and help prevent constipation.
Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not properly hydrated, your body cannot perform at its highest level. You may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness or more serious symptoms if you are not staying properly hydrated.
We know, you are thinking eight glasses a day is too much, especially if you are consuming, coffee, tea, pop and other beverages. The caffeine and sugar from those beverages though negate the benefits of drinking water. Drinking plain water is the best thing for you. We know you don’t want to be stopping your truck every 20 miles and finding a restroom but if you can drink at least three cups of water a day that would be beneficial. Water taken in little amounts throughout the day will work best for travelling.
It is possible to take in too much water though. Be careful if you have certain health conditions, such as thyroid disease or kidney, liver, or heart problems. Or if you’re taking any medications. Be sure to check with your doctor for the best advice for the right amount for you.