Monday, February 10, 2014

Healthy Snacks For My Trucker Hubby

Truckers are  always on the go especially if they have to be in a certain place at the certain time. They grab food wherever truck stops or fast food chains they can find along their way.  Both local and international truck drivers are allowed to drive eleven hours a day. In fact, the truck has become their second home, well in my hubby's case it is. Him and his younger brother are team drivers, they deliver load  locally and unto the other states. Thus, giving them less or no access to healthy homemade food. 

Their job is mentally strenuous especially dealing with rough narrow roads and four wheelers ha ha but requires less physically  activity. Sitting for long hours has caused them to become overweight. Most truckers has health issues and some of the health issues they are dealing with are diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a wife, I care about my hubby's health and the kind of food he is munching with.  Hubby does not make my job easy, he is a picky eater although he calls himself selective and won't usually eat the food I make for him. Oh well, Filipino food is what I usually prepare and mostly has a lot of vegetables on it.

There's only two vegetables that he would eat, and he would eat it raw, those are carrot and celery. Great! so to make sure he will have  a healthy snack, I slice them and place them in zip lock bags a day before he leaves. These will last as a week snack, fresh and no preservatives. 



slice celery and carrot


Whenever hubby is snacking on these, he is not gaining weight, in fact he sheds some weight off. I just hope he won't get tired of eating carrots and celery. A healthy alternative than eating potato chips high in sodium.  The health benefits of carrots are enormous, it is a great anti-aging, helps improve eye vision due to beta-carotene and a lot more. Same with celery, i love how it smells but there's more to it than its scent. Celery is low in calorie and it helps lower blood pressure and of course there are more health benefits a celery can give you. I could not eat celery raw, it has to be stir fried. I usually mix it with my stir-fry noodles. 


I will never stop preparing this snack for my hubby, I have tried adding fruits to his snack like banana, grape and apple but he only likes apple. Whatever works, as long as my trucker hubby snack on healthy stuffs. 

11 comments:

  1. Healthy snacks aren't just good for your health but good for your wallet too. :) I like to try diferent dips with veggies.

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  2. Veggies are really important in our daily food intake. It's good that your hubby gets them :)

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  3. I love raw vegetables!!Epecially raw turnip!

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  4. Usually, US Truckers as far as I knew of...are people with muscular body, with good and healthy eating habits. Good for him..carrot and celery.

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  5. Truckers can really be a toxic and energy draining activity so it's important to refuel with food regularly.

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  6. that is a very good way to keep your husband track in eating good foods, i guess even if they don't want to eat fast foods because of the nature of their work they have too..truck drivers is one of the hardest and dangerous jobs too, because you are constantly on the road moving and with loads of things behind those big containers.

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  7. I prepared my husband lunch box and I make sure to put his snacks at the same time. Healthy snacks is the best thing we can give to our husbands.

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  8. Way to go sis, going on a healthy snack is very important for us aging people hehehe.

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  9. My kids love sliced bell peppers and carrots, not so much with the celery though.

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  10. Oh, if only i could make my hubby eat vegies. He never eat any. I try making him eat healthier though by eating nothing fried and low to no-sodium foods.

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  11. I am also trying to get my hubby to eat healthier snacks. He loves cucumber and carrots but not celery.

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