Not Every Food Truck Is a Demon on Wheels
In the past, food trucks had the reputation of selling greasy tacos, hamburgers and other fast food. They also were thought of as places to buy high-sugar donuts, fried potatoes and other unhealthy snacks. However, times are changing.
It's All in the Choices You Make
For instance, some mobile food stations have sloppy Joe alternatives made with tofu, tomatoes, avocado, red onion or other ingredients. Another high-protein and low-fat choice is perhaps a sweet potato enchilada with tapioca cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Additional items might include veggie burgers on a gluten-free bun, barbeque faux chicken wings and more.
Other food trucks are using lean meats with sides of fresh vegetables and using non-saturated cooking oil. If you are seeking healthy foods on the go, you also might want to watch out for mobile concession stands that bake food. This would be much healthier than deep fried food. It also helps if you are allowed to decide for yourself what condiments you want on your sandwiches.
Look for Food Trucks with Healthy Options
Of course, you are fair warned to watch out for the ingredients in mobile meals that are considered healthy. Look for food trucks that provide low-fat, low-sodium and low-carb ways to season vegetables, marinade meat or dress salads. Additionally, watch out for how much sugar is in barbeque sauce, ketchup, etc.
Another tip is to find a food stand that offers you small portions. This will decrease the likelihood that you will consume more calories than you should. If you are not sure how much you are eating, you might want to choose at least 50 percent vegetables. Along with that, only put about one-third of meat and bread on your plate.
Some food trucks might even provide nutrition guides. It never hurts to ask even if you are not technically counting calories.
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