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Not sure if you have heard about this saw this on shark tank few years ago they have car charger or plug in charger both versions
Hot Logic Food Warming Tote 12V, Lunch, Black [link]
Hey fellow trucker! Great first post, thanks a ton, really looking forward to your suggestions. Just looked up that roadpro, is this it on Amazon? And is it better than just using a microwave?
Hot Logic Mini - 12V Version
Hot Logic Mini - 12V Version - Black [link]
I used one that was a regular plug in my office when we weren’t allowed to use microwaves for the pandemic and it worked really well. It takes awhile to heat though, so maybe an hour or two before you’re ready to eat is when you want to start it.
I work on an engine and invested in a food warming tote that you connect to a 12v oulet(they all have one) Now a get to warm up my food an hour before lunch and it comes out got like if I put it in the microwave. Well worth the 30 bucks.
I bought one of these and it’s been a great investment! I’ll often bring frozen food (TV dinner for example) and I pop it in 1-2 hours before I want to eat. You will need an outlet, and I recommend keeping it on the ground if possible as the bottom of the lunch box will get quite hot, I keep mine under my desk.
It’ll take you some trial and error to figure out when your food will be hot enough for you (after a while the food will get hot enough to release steam), but I personally love it!
Also a note about sandwiches. If you build it in the following order it shouldn’t be soggy!: bread, lettuce, condiments, other veggies, meat, more condiments, lettuce, bread
If you are partial to pb&js then put the peanut butter in a thin layer on both pieces of bread and put the jelly in the middle, this should also mitigate any sogginess.
Another thing I love bringing is a ‘grown up lunchable/discount charcuterie’. I’ll pack 2 servings of cured meat (pepperoni or salami), 30 g of raw cashews (kind of expensive but very satisfying and they taste very buttery and rich), 1-2 oz of my favorite hard cheese (Beecher’s Flagship cheddar, very salty and flavorful) and a good portion of fruit (typically berries or grapes, but anything goes!). If I’m really craving sweets I’ll toss in some nestle semi sweet chocolate chips too!
If you can also keep some sort of bottles citrus (I keep lemon), hot sauce, and little Tupperware filled with salt and pepper, this will help you dress up your from home meals! I also keep left over condiment packets from fast food restaurants (ketchup, soy sauce, Taco Bell hot sauce) to dress up stuff even more.
Best of luck!
Slimfast keto shakes (trust me on this)
Keto Egg salad, tuna salad, or chicken salad. In a insulated lunch box with ice pack. Just make the keto versions.
Keto bento box (like you have been doing with cheese, meats, nuts, olive. Low carb Veggies& ranch))
Fast-food or delivery minus the bread/tortilla/bun etc. it’s messy but eat it with a fork. You Can order from a variety of places if you’re creative.
Keto pizza (just like regular pizza it’s actually good the next day cold )
Cold Zucchini noodle salad (treat it like cold pasta salad) avocado, red onion, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, a tiny amount tomatoes, artichoke hearts, seasoning, etc.)
Keto sushi ( made with cauliflower in place of rice and cream cheese to bind it) in a insulated lunch box and ice pack.
P.s. you can re-heat food in your car with this: [link]
Why have cold lunch when you can eat it hot?
Hot Logic 16801045-BLK Food Warming Tote 12V, Lunch, Black [link]
Have this for the last four years. Love it. They also have a 120 volt if your work will allow it in the office.
It can be used with an inverter or you can buy a
12 v version
Personally, I would go with the ac unit and an adapter as that is more versatile
The adapter acts like a on/off switch also helps charge other devices you may have. The tote works really well in warming food up. I've done frozen chicken patties in it Chef boyardee left overs. Idk what size container you need but they might have bigger ones
This is how I warm up food
This helps also
You should consider getting a Hot Logic food warmer. Someone suggested it on another post where the OP was an EMT as well. It can plug into the car lighter and you just put your food in about an hour ahead of time to reheat. I figure cold food will only satisfy your taste buds for so long, so this can be another option to expand your options.
there is a few things you can do.
you could take your leftovers and leave them in the car in this little gadget and come back to a nice hot healthy lunch. read the reviews you can heat soup, leftover meats, casseroles etc. it doesn't cook the food just gets it perfectly hot eating temp.
or this gizmo