Roaming Couple needs help....

United States
November 13, 2007 12:38am CST
My husband and I have chosen to drive cross country in an eighteen wheeler. We're going to do this for another two years, see the country, have fun together, save money, and retire. We would like to eat healthy while we are out in out moving home. We have a nice sized sleeper, a frig. and many nice amenities, but no micro-wave. Here's our dilema; What can we eat that does not require a micro wave and is sensibly healthy? We're starting to get into the eating out, and the fast but non-healthy food, routine. Can anyone out there give us some ideas on fast and healthy? Everything else is going so smoothly and we're having a blast....except this one thing. lol... HELP?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
13 Nov 07
About the only thing I can suggest is to shop daily and only buy items that can be eaten that day or put in the fridge and eaten cold the next day. Cereals, lettuce, fruit and veggies. Do you have a traditional oven? Enjoy your trip.
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• United States
15 Nov 07
Hi Carolbee, Thanks for the idea of shopping everyday and the cereal idea. Sometimes we can shop everyday but it depends on where we are and if the store can accomodate an eighteen wheeler, fifty three foot trailor in their parking lot. lol... We don't have an oven either..that'd be wonderful if we did. I talked to my hubby and we agreed we need to try to shop daily or at least every other day. Thank you for your help.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
14 Nov 07
With just the 2 of us here, I don't often cook unles we have company. Its actually cheaper for us to do take-out. If you're doing fast food, do chicken instead of hamburger, and not breaded chicken... roasted or grilled is tastier, anyway. And side salads... we get a big salad and a small fry to share so we satisfy both cravings. Because of Hun's diabetes, we also throw away the top of the bun. We discovered something great just last night... a take-out steak dinner from our favorite place! We ordered one, and split everything... this works great for us because we don't have the tummy capacity to eat a plateful any more. It was just enough, and since it wasn't mostly bread it stayed with me. I didn't feel the urge to snack at all!
• United States
15 Nov 07
I like that idea!! Eat out, but eat healthier and less!! YES!! One of our problems has been by the time we stop at night we don't feel like even making a sandwhich, but if we choose just one meal a day to eat out....Voila!!! The rest of the day we've decided to eat dried fruit, yogurt, raw veggies and such. I tend to want to 'snack' at night when hubby is asleep and I'm up reading.. I love dried fruit, so again, Voila!! lol Thanks for the help. (My grandaughter has juvinelle diabetes, I know what a struggle that is...good luck. )
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
1 Dec 07
Even when traveling by car, it's great to have healthy food to eat. Fast food gets old very quickly and who has the budget to stop at a restaurant very often? Packages of pressed lunch meat and individually wrapped slices of cheese are a good way to make sandwiches without the bread. String cheese is also convenient. Grapes and apples will keep for a few days in just a cooler. Applesauce comes in individual packs. The cereal idea is also great. You can get the convenient prepacked bowls where all you have to do is pour the milk in and eat it. Bagels and cream cheese is also a healthy breakfast. Usually the Wal-Mart super stores have parking lots big enough to accomodate RV's and semi trucks. They have pretty reasonable prices and sometimes you can even find Wal-Mart right alongside the interstate. I would love to hear how this all works out for you.