We get asked a lot of questions from new and seasoned truckers alike. Two questions we get asked a lot is “What are drivers eating on the road” and “How are drivers cooking on the road”?
It doesn’t matter how long you have been driving, many drivers don’t know all the secrets of cooking on the road, ways to save money on food and what kitchen tools are going to be your best friend.
All drivers are different, have different needs and use a variety of tools to get through the day. We’ve compiled a list based on what our drivers are using in the hopes that we’ll spark some new ideas for you.
Who doesn’t love good BBQ? Truckers don’t have to overspend on bad BBQ at the truckstops or wait until they get home to enjoy the act of grilling. Many drivers carry portable camping grills in their jump box and fire up these bad boys in truck stops and rest area parking lots across the country.
Prep and freeze meals at home and then simply heat them up with a small microwave in the truck. Drivers can heat up anything and everything plus cook some great meals from scratch using a microwave.
One Cup Coffee Maker
We dare you to add up the amount of money you spend just on coffee alone! Guaranteed the result will make you shake your head. Instead of spending all that hard earned cash on “hot water” truck stop coffee get a One Cup Coffee Maker and enjoy your brew just the way you like it.
Crock pots are great for making homemade meals from scratch in the truck. Simply purchase your ingredients from a local supermarket or prep them at home ahead of time for easier cleanup. While they may cook slowly, if you start your meal in the morning, it will be ready to go by dinner time.
Electric skillets with lids are a great tool to have on the road. These devices cook fairly evenly, so you can cook meat, quesadillas, or basically anything you’d cook on a stovetop.
Lunch Box Stove
This little appliance heats up to 300 degrees. You can bring leftovers with you, heat up canned foods, or fully cook frozen food. Set it up before you start driving so your meal is ready when it’s time for a break.
Getting some cooking appliances that are well suited for the truck is going to make a huge difference in your life. You’ll be able to eat better, home-cooked meals, avoid greasy grab and go dinners, save money and eat what you love instead of settling for what’s on the menu.
Follow the link for a collection of recipes using the kitchen appliances we’ve listed here and start eating better today!