Mobile Meals Made Healthy: Shrimp and Grits
Welcome to Mobile Meals Made Healthy!
Healthy trucker food doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or a figment of your imagination. Many drivers feel married to the truckstop food options, leaving them little to no wiggle room when it comes to variety and healthy eating. There are eight foods here at Mother Trucker Yoga that we think every driver should be carrying with them, and you can read about what they are inside Truckers Gear Guide.
But today is all about healthy trucker food you can make on the go. Cheryl Vickers is our featured foodie. She is a team driver with her husband and started working with Mother Trucker Yoga a year ago to help continue her health journey as a truck driver, and after looking for guidance on how to make that happen found Mother Trucker Yoga through the Driven to Be Healthy Challenge (You can join our second annual that starts August 30, 2021, HERE).
Cheryl has grown to love cooking on the truck, and after figuring out a little prep work and preparing before she leaves for the week making healthy meals from the truck has only gotten easier and more fun. And when she’s done cooking and enjoying delicious food, she is getting her Mother Trucker Yoga-approved moves in each day, she and her husband are down nearly 100 pounds combine and feeling better than they have in a long time.
Healthy Trucker Food: Shrimp and Grits
How to Make Trucker Approved Rice Grits
- 1 cup of Rice Grits
- 2 cups of Water
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Garlic Powder
Directions for Shrimp and Grits
STEP 1: Rince the rice is possible
STEP 2: Combine the above ingredients
STEP 3: Let cook for 30 minutes or let simmer during your driving for a couple of hours
There are several different ways you can get your meal prepped while driving. One is to prep in the morning and lets your food simmer all day. The second is to make your meal for tomorrow the night before, let it simmer or cook in your crockpot or RoadPro Lunch Box, and then all you have to do is heat it for dinner the next day. And third is to prepare the morning of and let it simmer for a couple of hours while driving.
How to Make The Healthy Trucker Shrimp
STEP 1: Thaw shrimp
STEP 2: Peel and deveined (another option is to buy peeled, deveined, and precooked shrimp (I love ALDI’s).
STEP 3: Cut up onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers
STEP 4: Spray shrimp with either avocado or olive oil
STEP 5: Mix a pinch of sea salt, black pepper, garlic salt (or just garlic powder), paprika, and Italian seasoning
STEP 6: Mix shrimp, onion, tomatoes, bell peppers, and seasoning mixture together
STEP 7: Cook in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes (or use RoadPro LunchBox or other means for cooking)
STEP 8: After rice grits are cooked, add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted
How to Make Healthy Trucker Salad
STEP 1: Use your favorite greens
STEP 2: Shredded carrots, chop cucumbers, and grape tomatoes
STEP 3: Toss with raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Now eat Shrimp and Grits and Salad and ENJOY!
Healthy Trucker Food Cost
The total investment for this delicious dinner for 2:
Shrimp 1/2 pound $6.62
Rice grits $1.00
Cheese $ .50
Total Cost $14.12 ÷ 2 = $7.06 each prep-time 10 minutes, cook time 30 minutes, clean-up 10 minutes. total 50 minutes
You can eat healthy as a truck driver. This recipe may seem a bit intimidating, but try this: make one component of this meal at a time, to get more comfortable and then make them as a meal. The biggest reason we think we can’t do things in life is not because of resources. It is because we have already told ourselves we can’t. I believe you can be healthy as a truck driver. You are just one meal away from realizing you can do this! To join Cheryl and others for more great recipes and healthy trucker food ideas, join our FREE community- Accelerate Your Health with Mother Trucker Yoga.
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