Hate Eating Out, Tips For Eating On The Road?

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Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone's Comment
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Whats in your fridge , what's for dinner when on the road

Errol V.'s Comment
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Whats in your fridge , what's for dinner when on the road

OK, I'll bite. :)

Walmart makes salads and torpedo style sandwiches. I always have a load of bread, peanut butter and grape jam.

I found this to work: Turn the bunk heater control to like 90°, set an opened can of soup or stew right in front of the vent for about 10 minutes, et bon appétit!

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Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone's Comment
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Whats in your fridge , what's for dinner when on the road

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OK, I'll bite. :)

Walmart makes salads and torpedo style sandwiches. I always have a load of bread, peanut butter and grape jam.

I found this to work: Turn the bunk heater control to like 90°, set an opened can of soup or stew right in front of the vent for about 10 minutes, et bon appétit!

Never would have thought of that

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Maybe a microwave would work??

Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone's Comment
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Maybe a microwave would work??

It would work, I'm looking for a grocery list of food that people keep on hand

Errol V.'s Comment
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Maybe a microwave would work??

Electric power issues. Remember, without a big inverter or APU ($$$ and permission from the company for either) you won't have a microwave.

12v slow cookers are s*l*o*w. You can get a butane stove, but you need to think of a place to use it.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I like the Nature Valley chewy fruit and nut bars for breakfast. I try to keep a few cans of fruit and a couple or three fresh (like apples). Also small boxes of raisins, bread, peanut butter and soup.

Also I keep a supply of microwave popcorn cause every truck stop has a microwave. Instead of potato chips I go with pretzels, still salty and crunchy but healthier.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I've gotten some plastic drink cups. At the start of the day, I fill one with Gorp, one with granola bars. Depending what I feel like & what I have, a cup of chips or cookies. The cups fit nicely in the cup holder, and I take a "sip" as needed.

I put a water bottle in the other cup holder. Sometimes with a flavor squirt.

Hard Water's Comment
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I have a microwave. I buy all sorts of foods like pre cooked chicken wings, TV dinners, mozzarella sticks, pretty much everything in the frozen appetizers section Lol. I have a generator that I keep on my tarp rack to power it. I'm sure you could put one on the catwalk if you don't have a rack like this. I have the extension cord all coiled up by the passenger door and just run it outside to plug it into the generator.

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I have a microwave. I buy all sorts of foods like pre cooked chicken wings, TV dinners, mozzarella sticks, pretty much everything in the frozen appetizers section Lol. I have a generator that I keep on my tarp rack to power it. I'm sure you could put one on the catwalk if you don't have a rack like this. I have the extension cord all coiled up by the passenger door and just run it outside to plug it into the generator.

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A generator sounds great! And tonight at the TA truck stop I saw a mini fridge that plugs into the lighter switch.

For food, I'd keep hummus single serving cups, and crude veggies. Fresh fruits (grapes, bananas, apples, oranges) A shaker cup with bottles of water, mix in a good protein powder or meal replacement shake. Dried/dehydrated fruits that you can mix with your favorite nuts (make your own trail mix). Beef jerky, cans of tuna, crackers, cheese. Pouches of oatmeal, box of cereals. I'd want to try to eat healthy so I don't start gaining weight just sitting and driving.

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