Winter Warmer Recipes By RoadPro Family of Brands

Winter Warmer Recipes By RoadPro Family of Brands

It’s the time of year when the end-of-the-day trip across the parking lot from your truck to the travel center restaurant seems like it requires a sled and huskies. There’s an alternative that’s cheaper, healthier and carries virtually no risk of frostbite. Cook in your cab. We know what you’re thinking – you want something tastier than snacks out of cellophane. Well, with the right recipes and a few 12-volt appliances you can make delicious, healthful meals that will keep you warm and well-fed throughout winter.
We’ve collected some recipes from Carolyn O’Byrne, a life coach and author of “Gut Instinct,” a book that offers nutritional and lifestyle advice specifically for truckers. All of these are crafted specifically for in-cab cooking with 12-volt appliances, like RoadPro’s slow cooker. The ingredients can be kept safely in a RoadPro cooler until it’s time to cook. O’Byrne recommends making more than you need for one meal so have leftovers to enjoy.

Lime Cilantro Chicken
3 chicken breasts
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 onion diced
1 can beans of choice, drained
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp rosemary
Salt and pepper
Add all ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker.

Vegetable Lentil Soup
4 cups of dried lentils
32 oz any broth (organic, MSG-free)
2 cups water
1 onion chopped
4 cups of vegetables of choice (frozen or fresh) (Ideas: carrots, peas, celery, squash, sweet potato)
28 oz can diced tomatoes
4-6 cloves minced garlic or organic garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in 5+ quart slow cooker (if cooker is smaller, halve the recipe). Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Beef and Broccoli
1 lb thinly sliced beef
1 cup beef broth (organic, MSG-free)
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp honey
1 bag frozen broccoli florets
Place all ingredients except broccoli into slow cooker. Cook covered on low for 5 hours. Add broccoli and cook additional 30 minutes on high.

Hawaiian Chicken
2 lbs cut-up chicken
1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice
1 onion
1 bell pepper
4 tbsp honey
Salt and pepper
Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

If you’ve never cooked in your cab, these easy recipes are a great way to start. If you do, you can add these dishes to your rotation.