Friday, November 09, 2012

Food Update

I've been working on finding my ideal trucking diet that satisfies the demands of life on the road (my schedule in particular) trying to find foods that are relatively cheap, require minimal preparation, are readily available on the road, are easy to store, are relatively healthy, and are foods I like enough that I eat everything I buy. It's interesting to see what I've come up with so far.
At this point my staples are fresh spinach (sometimes with arugula), pasta, pre-seasoned pre-grilled meats, flat bread, cheese, and spices. It almost sounds Mediterranean, doesn't it? Actually it's more like Mediter-Mexican. Chipotle seems to be the spice that I just about never get tired of, and I add avocado to things frequently. Chipotle ravioli is actually quite tasty, and guacamole is an excellent salad dressing.
It's not a perfectly nutritious diet, to be sure. All the pasta and cheeses and grilled meats are pretty rich food, but it beats McDonalds. In fact it's a whole magnitude healthier than most of my trucking food-on-the-go options. I've included as many healthy fillers as I can (mostly apples) and minimized high carb foods about as much as I can stand. We'll see what evolves from here.