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Please help, need suggestions, thanks

Posted by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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My boyfriend is a truck driver and he has no access to a stove, microwave or refrigerator. 

can you suggestion any recipes that i can make for him at home that he can take to work with him?

he's on the road at least 10 hours a day. 

he doesn't want to buy fast food because it's unhealthy and we can not afford it anymore. 

also, he doesn't want to buy a cooler that plugs into a cigerette lighter because it will drain the battery in the truck. 

are there any suggestions you can give for storing food while he's driving?

thanks in advance. 

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Cafe AmyS
by Head Admin on Mar. 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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You can always make things that he can wrap in foil and heat on the dashboard (my ex used to do that) or use an icepack in a cooler to keep cold things cold.

wendums1229
by Wendi on Mar. 14, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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Meatloaf sandwiches are great cold fried chicken is also good. Maybe try to think of picnic items.
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kellynh
by Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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Crazy... Maybe... But what about looking into a baby bottle warmer. I know they have car ones... Use it as needed. Stews, ravioli, ect. 

MichelleK41
by Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Ice packs in  a cooler without and you could go with any type of food he can eat chilled like chicken salad, veggies, fruit, etc.

You can also foil up foods after making sure they are real hot before wrapped and inserting them in the foil bags to keep them warm.

Sisteract
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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Sandwiches-packets of condiments, sealed and opened when he eats.

Cooler with icepacks- some of them last 12 hours or more: yogurt, fruits, veggies, cheese cubes, dips-

SammiBaby
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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I'd get a cooler with ice packs and get the lunch meat, cheeses, yogurts would last. ummmm I'm trying to think of some healthier ideas. I'd make deli wraps and then wrap them in foil to keep them warm/cold.

For whatever reason I am having a hard time thinking up ideas.

KaylaMillar
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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wraps, meat and cheese, sandwiches

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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Glad you are getting more ideas over here :)
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4kidz916
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Great ideas. 

Quoting MichelleK41:

Ice packs in  a cooler without and you could go with any type of food he can eat chilled like chicken salad, veggies, fruit, etc.

You can also foil up foods after making sure they are real hot before wrapped and inserting them in the foil bags to keep them warm.


txmom-o-3
by Kathy on Mar. 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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 When my kids were in school, and when I used to work out of town I bought some soup thermoses. They are wide mouthed.  In the morning I would heat up left over casseroles,or stew or soup, etc., and put it in the thermos.  I also had a lunch box that was insulated with a divider.  I would put ice packs in one side for cold food.  I could take hot food, salads, fruit, whatever. 

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