Staying healthy while on the road for hours on end is a big challenge many truckers often face. When you’re constantly out driving, it can be hard to find the time to meal-prep healthy meals for yourself. Not to mention, the temptations of fast food and restaurants everywhere along the way. With all the time spent trucking, eating healthy and staying physically active can easily be brushed to the side. However, there are many quick, easy recipes you can follow, to improve your overall health.
One helpful tip when making a salad is to prepare ahead of time, but leave the dressing in a separate container to avoid sogginess. Lily has the perfect shaker for this. It has a container built in on top of the cup to put your dressing in, and the size is perfect to fit into the truck’s cup holder! We know eating healthy on the road all the time can be a huge challenge. It is best to start off small and maybe incorporate one to two healthy meals in your day rather than eating out those times. While using the Lily to-go shaker, you can easily store it in your bag for a healthy snack/meal!
For this salad recipe, use your dressing of choice, and simply pour into the container which locks in to the top on top of the shaker. Divide the ingredients below among the shaker, layering in the following order: red onion, egg, mushroom, bacon, spinach. Twist on the top to seal your salad and refrigerate until you’re ready to go!
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- 4 bacon slices chopped
- 2 eggs ( hard-boiled, chopped)
One thing you can also use the Lily shaker for is smoothies! You can quickly blend in fruits, protein powder, yogurt, or anything you want to make a smoothie to go. You can even use the top container for extra fruit toppings to keep them dry, and avoid them getting soggy in the smoothie all day, and top them off into the smoothie when you’re ready. The recipe below is for a nutritious,strawberry banana smoothie. These are great because they have a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, yet they are so quick and easy to make. Simply blend all the ingredients below into a blender, put it in the shaker, and you’re ready to go!
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberries, or cherries
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons honey or to taste