Mobile Meals Made Healthy: Easy Truckers Roasted Veggies & Country-Style Ribs
Cooking on your truck can seem complicated. But here at Mother Trucker Yoga, we believe that when you are armed with the right knowledge and support and are willing to take just a few minutes. And when mobiles meals are made healthy, you can’t go wrong because you can make a great meal right from your truck. No one said you need to be a gourmet chef, spend thousands of dollars on food, or have hard-to-find ingredients on hand. But, like anything, a little preparation and mapping out where you might need to stop can set you up for a delicious meal on the go.
Cheryl is a team driver with her husband and has changed her health and her husband for good by learning how to move more with Mother Trucker Yoga, and the other piece is eating better from the truck. Cheryl will be our feature truck driving chef for our newest column, Mobile Meals Made Healthy, where Cheryl will be sharing what she makes while the wheels are turning. Warning. These meals are simple. Delicious for you. Cheryl, alongside Mother Trucker Yoga, believes you shouldn’t have to live in a bubble to lose weight and that eating healthy should not be based on restriction. But rather learning moderation and how to eat real food. If Cheryl and her husband can do this, you can do this too!
Ingredients for roasted veggies:
- 1 eggplant peeled and quartered
- 2 white and green zucchini sliced and quartered
- 2 crookneck squash sliced
- Red onion sliced
- Yukon potato sliced and quartered
- OPTIONAL: carrots, butternut squash
- Sweet baby bells seeded and sliced
- 1 tbsp of EVOO
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of onion powder
- 1/2 tsp of turmeric
- 1/8 tsp black pepper.
- Mix..microwave for 8 minutes.
- Next, put country-style ribs in an air fryer seasoned with garlic and onion powder.
- Place on bake 375 degrees for 15 minutes
- Then flip ribs and continue to bake for 15 minutes
- Next, make a fresh salad (optional) check out our post on Mother Trucker Yoga Blog about leafy greens!
- And if you like a little BBQ on your ribs, go right ahead!
- Ready to serve.
Ingredients for Ranch Dressing:
- 2 tbsp of light sour cream
- 1/4 cup half-n-half, milk, or almond milk
- 2 tbsp of ranch powder (Hope here, I personally love Flavor God seasonings!)
- Mix and enjoy.
YUM! Try this over a burger without a bun, on a salad, even on hard-boiled eggs. You can always make extras and store the extra dressing in your truck frig or cooler for the next day.
What To Do With Leftovers:
Put all your leftover veggies in a baggie that seals shut and save for leftovers for the next day. Then, consider adding hardboiled eggs, a water-packed tuna package, or wrap those veggies in a bowl and munch away. Food shouldn’t be complicated, and with a little preparation, it should be an easy, fast, and yummy next-day meal.
Where To Purchase Your Ingredients?
Veggies can be bought at most grocery stores, vegetable markets, summertime food stands. Oftentimes mom and pop truck stops often have local vegetables for sale from local farmers and growers. So keep your eyes open.
The country-style ribs pictured in this post on Mother Trucker Yoga’s blog were purchased at the Dollar General Market in Hugo, Tx for 1/2 price on Wednesday for $3.84, which made 2 meals for 2 people.
The vegetables cost approximately $10.00. This was a complete meal plus leftovers for another meal, $13.84 ($6.92 per meal)..plus extra for herbs and seasonings startup.
What Ingredients To Watch For In Seasonings:
Herbs and seasonings can spice up any food or recipe and can be purchased just about anywhere. However, when purchasing seasonings, make sure you read the ingredients; oftentimes, there will be extra ingredients hiding inside seasonings that you don’t want to be consuming.
Ingredients like caramel coloring, Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG are considered one of the 23 worst food ingredients to consume in America, soybean oil, and watch out for sodium levels in spices. More important than the nutritional panel is the ingredients that create that food, or in this case, spice.
I know what you are thinking. How will I ever be able to make that? And the beauty is this recipe was made up! And you can do the same. Look at the ingredients and then take note of what you have on hand, or can you get nearby or on your route? Don’t overthink this. If you are already thinking, “I can’t do this. It’s too hard,”. Then you already know your answer for how this will turn out for you.
You can eat healthily and be a trucker! We know you can!
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