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Healthiest Restaurant Choices {On The Road}

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Healthiest Restaurant Choices
Post Last Modified – August 29, 2023 ¦
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As a part time long haul 🚛 trucker in British Columbia 🍁 Canada for many years, I was so pleased to finally hear from another trucker, who was also concerned about his health and eating while out on the 🛣 road.

It saddens me to see truckers who can barely step out of their trucks, because of obesity and lack of exercise. Below and together with my guest author, we’ve listed a few fast food …

🌺 Healthiest Restaurant Choices, 🌺

you and your family can make during your road travels. This of course, aside from packing your own healthy eats!

Semi Transport Truck

The 📸 photo above is the truck I drove for many years in Canada. I would always try to select a rest area, where I could get outside and enjoy a healthy meal I pre-packed to take along with me. 🙂

We do have a choice when traveling, as the author of this article points out. Over the years, I always carried a 🔌 plugin cooler in the truck. My wife made sure to fill it with a selection of healthy meals and snacks, for when I was on the road.

It was only out of necessity or a treat, that I would stop at a {fast food establishment} when driving. My preferred choice in North America was usually at; 🥪 Subway.

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Selecting Healthy Restaurants On The Road


Whether traveling to; school, work, visiting family, or going out for fun and recreational activities, American people are constantly on the go. It seems we are always traveling in a rush, to get to our chosen destination.

Due to our high paced nature, we are naturally inclined to stop at a; fast food restaurant. We can grab a quick meal during our travels. Those in the 🚛 trucking industry unfortunately, are especially susceptible to picking up a 🍔 hamburger at places like; McDonalds, Wendy’s or Burger King.

Vintage McDonald’s Restaurant 1971

Healthiest Restaurant Choices

In most cities, you can travel only a few blocks and drive past two of any one of the restaurants named above. They are built for convenience and are scattered throughout our cities, enticing us to stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

However, many studies have shown that the quality of fast food is pitiful and can lead to ⚕ health problems when eaten in abundance. 

Instead of falling into these poor eating habits, consider a restaurant that offers more healthy alternatives, if you have to choose a fast food establishment, for a meal on the go.

Healthiest Restaurant Choices

Buffalo Burgers

To start, let’s define what a 🥗 healthy meal may include.

🍔 Hamburgers, tacos, 🍕 pizza, or fried 🍗 chicken, are not what we would consider to be healthy. 

These fast food selections are loaded with; salt, fat, grease and meats that are in some cases, equal to the quality of food for domesticated animals. Grade D meat, is frequently offered in the form of ground beef, or chicken nuggets. 

In many cases, the meat is not even meat at all. It may be a soy-based product or tissues and tendons ground up and served as; chicken or ground beef.

Healthier Fast Food

There are restaurant ⛓ chains that do offer “real higher quality” meat, and with a menu that includes; 🍌 fruits and vegetables, we need to sustain our bodies throughout the day.

Healthiest Restaurant Choices – Subway


One of these restaurants that became very popular with clever advertising for nutritional dieting purposes, is; Subway.  

Subway offers simple deli sandwiches that have few calories and trans fats. This chain does not try to hide what they are serving. When you order a meal from them, the nutrition facts are posted everywhere you look: on the walls, on the cups, and displayed on the bar while waiting in line.

Eating a deli sandwich and especially not a meat sandwich, is the next alternative to getting closer to a healthier meal. Lean meats, vegetables and the option to pick your toppings, is a much better choice of eating something that may be actually good for you!

For example, consider ordering a full veggie sandwich, loaded with healthy options on a multi-grain bun. A much healthier choice!

Healthiest Restaurant Choices – Wawa:

Healthiest Restaurant Choices

Another stop that may seem out of the ordinary, but is sweeping the United States is – Wawa.  This convenience store is more that just a; ⛽ gas station. 

Stopping into a Wawa is a unique experience and one that will allow you to place an order on one of their touch screen monitors. You have more healthier food options and are ready in minutes!

WaWa also offers pre-packaged, ready to go; fruits, vegetables, yogurts and quick snacks that are healthy and appetizing. 

When ordering from the touch screen you can choose from; 🥖 subs, soups, salads, frozen drinks and many more options. This is a great potential spot for 🚛 truckers to ⛽ fuel up and get more healthy food choices at the same time.

Healthier Fast Food Choices

Healthy Fast Food

Some other quick alternatives to some older fast food chains are; 🐔 Chick-Fil-A, as opposed to KFC. 🐔 Chik-Fil-A uses peanut oil to fry their chicken and offer some lower fat and lean meat meals. 

You can also order a soup or salad as a side, instead of; salt filled 🍟 French fries and greased up fried chicken.

Another quick replacement is; Chipotle as opposed to Taco Bell. Chipotle will give you the fix you need for a Latin-based meal with; chicken, steak and veggies in a bowl or burrito.

The food they offer is real meat and can be complimented with; pico de gallo, corn, guacamole. A much better choice, instead of fat filled cheesy food with; GMO’s, sodium, and trans fats that we are always trying to rid out of our diets.

If you’re a trucker like I was for many years, do try to make healthier food choices when on the road and don’t forget about the excellent …

🚶 Benefits of Walking Daily. 🚶

Take a few moments and go for walk out in the fresh air. Get that blood circulating, burn a few calories and feel refreshed at the same time. 🙂

Guest Author at Gr8 Travel Tips

Nick Quinlan is himself a trucker, who often writes between jobs to provide some supplemental income. He tends to frequent the above listed establishments as well as others, for the; Healthiest Restaurant Choices he can find on the road.

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I’ve also included a link below to the 📖 Official Cosmopolitan Magazine website. I’ve directed the link to their article on; Healthy Meal Choices That Aren’t Salad. A few of their recommendations and selections for more healthy eating on the road.

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🍍 Cosmopolitan – Healthy Meal Choices 🍍

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😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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