You're cruising down the open road, jamming to your favorite tunes when it hits you -- the rumble in your tummy. Here is where most drivers would decide to wrap up their day and stop for the night at the local truck stop to grab some fast food. But not you! Nope, that slow cooker in the sleeper of the truck is cooking a nice, home-cooked pot roast ready to be eaten after the day is done. Truckers that have some travel appliances know when they stop, they won't have to spend money for greasy fast food, or time to prepare a meal because it's been cooking all day while they've been traveling!
Comforting, homecooked meals are great. They're even better when you don't have to exert much effort to make them. We were curious what truckers' favorite comfort foods were on the road, so we set out and asked some drivers just that. See what they said in the video below!
Most Popular Comfort Foods for Truckers
As we mentioned above, having the capability of making a homecooked meal on the road can be very comforting. Think things like pot roast, beef stew, and spaghetti, can all be made with the ease of a slow cooker!
Peanut butter is a great option to keep on the road. It keeps for a long time, and it's relatively healthy for you! It's loaded with protein so it will quickly fill you up. Pair a spoonful of peanut butter with crackers or an apple for a healthy snack that will keep you going for the rest of the afternoon.
Similar to peanut butter, beef jerky is a good snack to keep on the road. It's high in protein, so it's a good option for those times when you're in a pickle and need something to fill you up.
Your Turn: What's your favorite comfort food to keep on the road?
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