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(Fark)   I'm on the road all day and don't usually have an opportunity to stop get lunch so I bring one. I'm sick of sandwiches and wraps. Looking for lunch suggestions that don't require heating and that aren't PBJ or lunch meat sandwiches   (fark.com) divider line
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260 clicks; posted to Food » on 28 Jan 2022 at 3:05 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 1:24:58 PM  
Salad
 
2022-01-28 1:26:17 PM  
Gazpacho
 
2022-01-28 1:29:07 PM  
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2022-01-28 1:30:15 PM  
Chili in a thermos.

Grapes, cheeses and a baguette.

Cold leftover chicken, butter bread, applesauce.
 
2022-01-28 1:31:47 PM  
Easy to eat with one hand:

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Make then the night before and keep them on ice in a small cooler.
 
2022-01-28 1:38:55 PM  
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/ain't no one gonna steal your vanilla pudding either
 
2022-01-28 1:51:00 PM  
Get yourself a lil baby crock pot and an adapter the plug it into your vehicle.
 
2022-01-28 1:51:46 PM  
Leftover pizza is best cold. I've eaten a lot of cold poultry, it tends to be better if it doesn't have a lot of sauce (grilled chicken great, buffalo wings less so).
 
2022-01-28 1:52:40 PM  

aimtastic: Get yourself a lil baby crock pot and an adapter the plug it into your vehicle.


HotLogic.com has some great stuff.
 
2022-01-28 1:53:01 PM  
Dim sum 🥟 🥠
 
2022-01-28 2:26:50 PM  
Cold fried chicken

/and a coke
 
2022-01-28 2:28:33 PM  
12 Volt auto oven

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2022-01-28 3:09:09 PM  

SpectroBoy: 12 Volt auto oven

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This. Changes. Everything.
 
2022-01-28 3:13:15 PM  
hummus, tabouleh, tahini, babaganoush, Russian "caviar"

me, I love cold foods - chicken, proper ham, lasgana/ziti/shells, stuffed peppers, dolmades/grape leaves, spannakopita.

ploughman's lunch is a nice departure from regular sandwiches - crusty bread, butter, selection of soft and hard cheese, gherkins, pearl onions, beets, grape/cherry tomatoes, spring mix / arugula / watercress, radish sprouts, bean sprouts, Branston Pickle. switch your favorites in and out, ad lib. add meats to make a charcuterie.
 
2022-01-28 3:14:29 PM  

ytterbium: SpectroBoy: 12 Volt auto oven

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This. Changes. Everything.


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2022-01-28 3:14:44 PM  
MREs
 
2022-01-28 3:17:03 PM  
Gimbap. It's like sushi but the fillings are less raw fish and more like eggs and pickles.
 
2022-01-28 3:17:52 PM  

tintar: ploughman's lunch is a nice departure from regular sandwiches - crusty bread, butter, selection of soft and hard cheese, gherkins, pearl onions, beets, grape/cherry tomatoes, spring mix / arugula / watercress, radish sprouts, bean sprouts, Branston Pickle. switch your favorites in and out, ad lib. add meats to make a charcuterie.


BEETS?!

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/not really, I'm too scared of your waifu ;p
//but beets?
///brrrrr
 
2022-01-28 3:21:08 PM  

MrBallou: Easy to eat with one hand:

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Make then the night before and keep them on ice in a small cooler.


OMG, what the hell is wrong with you??!!
 
2022-01-28 3:26:29 PM  
Bean mix-- at least 3 different kinds of canned beans, rinsed and drained.  Add drained whole kernel corn (1 can), halved cherry tomatoes, diced green peppers, preferred spices (I like Spike), maybe some chopped onions, and parsley/cilantro, a splash of lemon juice or vinegar of choice.  Mix and chill.  Eat with cornbread or corn chips, even pita.  Filling, healthy, easy.  No refrigeration needed for about a day.
 
2022-01-28 3:27:06 PM  
Do you like Indian food?

Tasty Bite has a range of shelf-stable Indian dishes that are sealed in a mylar pouch (civilian MREs basically).  Most of them are perfectly palatable at room temperature.  Just keep a spoon in the car.  I used to always have a couple stashed in my desk drawer in case I got stuck late.
 
2022-01-28 3:30:09 PM  
If you don't have time to stop to get food, do you actually have time to stop to eat the food, or do we have to consider food that can be eaten one-handed while driving without risking dumping half of it into your lap?

I usually keep some coconut macaroons in the car.  They get a bit firm this time of year, but they last for months unrefrigerated, and the required chewing keeps you from wolfing them down in a few seconds flat.

Various trail mixes also work.  I like the Trader Joe's one with cranberries and dried pineapple.

Or just spiced nuts. I try to stock up on chili and lime peanuts when I'm at Megamart or some other Latin market.  They're a bit messier to eat, but if you dump some into a cup, you can just tilt/shake the cup to eat some as you're driving.

Empanadas, calzones, and other hand pies can work, but you want something that doesn't have such a flaky crust that it's going to fall apart.  And you need a filling that's cohesive enough to not slop all over you.  And I add extra hot sauce or similar to it if I know I'm planning on eating it cold.

I've also snacked on spam musubi while driving, and croquettes.  Or interesting bagels that didn't require other toppings (banana nut, French toast, etc). And I've made smaller muffin sized okonomiyaki for hiking before which might work.
 
2022-01-28 3:35:57 PM  
Chicken fingers. Beef jerky or pemmican. Grapes. Cheese. If you're feeling frisky, mashed potatoes with gravy (no fork, go on, fark yourself up).
 
2022-01-28 3:36:14 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: tintar: ploughman's lunch is a nice departure from regular sandwiches - crusty bread, butter, selection of soft and hard cheese, gherkins, pearl onions, beets, grape/cherry tomatoes, spring mix / arugula / watercress, radish sprouts, bean sprouts, Branston Pickle. switch your favorites in and out, ad lib. add meats to make a charcuterie.

BEETS?!

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/not really, I'm too scared of your waifu ;p
//but beets?
///brrrrr


nah, much like the pirates' code, those were merely guidelines and not so much rules.

most of the time, my version ends up being much simpler: bread without butter, 1 kind of soft cheese, some sliced sweet onion, some pickle slices, and Branston Pickle (tamarind+date chutney subs quite well) - also a good strong mustard. or if all I have t'hand is bread, cheese, and Branston's... well that's a-ok too!

/also I left out radishes!!!
 
2022-01-28 3:37:13 PM  

SpectroBoy: Cold fried chicken

/and a coke


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2022-01-28 3:37:53 PM  
I would say the best pocket meal ever, scotch eggs. Homemade from homemade sausage of course
 
2022-01-28 3:40:42 PM  
Get yourself a roll of Reynolds Heavy Duty Foil and this book,
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which includes a chart comparing the thicknesses of the various brands of foil in micrometers, which is why I use Reynolds Heavy Duty.

Admittedly, it's easier to cook on an old 350 cu. inch V8, than a modern car engine with all the plastic shielding and tiny engine blocks, but the recipes do work, and there is nothing quite like planning a road trip where you pull over to a scenic overlook just as the food in the foil packet against the engine cooks to perfection. Or you can go old school and just punch a few steam holes in a can of corned beef hash and wire it against a hot engine surface.
 
2022-01-28 3:46:42 PM  

tintar: ytterbium: SpectroBoy: 12 Volt auto oven

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Hey there!

My previous vehicle had a 110 outlet and I did road queso and chili a couple of times. Never got the chance for meatballs. Sigh.
 
2022-01-28 3:58:02 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: MREs


MRE = Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.
 
2022-01-28 4:00:40 PM  
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2022-01-28 4:04:30 PM  

odinsposse: Gimbap. It's like sushi but the fillings are less raw fish and more like eggs and pickles.


Ooooh!

There's a Korean rice sammich thing called Onigirazu.

RICE SANDWICH ONIGIRAZU RECIPE - おにぎらずレシピ - COOKING WITH CHEF DAI
Youtube gRwwovpoosA
 
2022-01-28 4:05:26 PM  
Or maybe is japanese.  There's a bunch of ways to make them.

Tonkatsu Pork Cutlet Rice Sandwich ONIGIRAZU
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2022-01-28 4:05:29 PM  

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2022-01-28 4:07:49 PM  

Oneiros: Empanadas, calzones, and other hand pies can work, but you want something that doesn't have such a flaky crust that it's going to fall apart.  And you need a filling that's cohesive enough to not slop all over you.  And I add extra hot sauce or similar to it if I know I'm planning on eating it cold.


OMG PUPUSAS.

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2022-01-28 4:08:20 PM  
Bento box. Perhaps not literally a bento box, but the same idea. A protein, a carb and a vegetable in a box. A pretty big box.

So:

Protein: Sliced up leftover (hah!) steak from the night before
Carb: a biscuit or roll, crusty bread.
Veg: some baby carrots with a dip

Or:

Pulled pork
Mashed potato
Sliced cucumber sprinkled with Tajin chili-lime

Another:

Ham steak
Biscuit(s)
Pie filling.
 
2022-01-28 4:08:43 PM  

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Cannibal Mackerel is the name of my East Coast Speed Metal band.
 
2022-01-28 4:22:53 PM  

rosekolodny: Oneiros: Empanadas, calzones, and other hand pies can work, but you want something that doesn't have such a flaky crust that it's going to fall apart.  And you need a filling that's cohesive enough to not slop all over you.  And I add extra hot sauce or similar to it if I know I'm planning on eating it cold.

OMG PUPUSAS.

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I've never actually made pupusas, but I've been known to make tamale batter, then make pancakes with it

If I had added a filling, I suspect it would be pretty close to a pupusa.
 
2022-01-28 4:46:38 PM  

ZMugg: drjekel_mrhyde: MREs

MRE = Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.


I'm using that
 
2022-01-28 4:50:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Salad


You don't make friends with salad.
 
2022-01-28 4:53:49 PM  

palelizard: Chicken fingers. Beef jerky or pemmican. Grapes. Cheese. If you're feeling frisky, mashed potatoes with gravy (no fork, go on, fark yourself up).


no need for a fork if'n you got drumsticks...
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2022-01-28 4:55:39 PM  
Most asian and mexican dishes are just as good cold as hot. You can even give yourself a lot of variety by just making the meat of your choice, adding in some basic veggies and rice and giving each one a different sauce.
 
2022-01-28 5:03:42 PM  
Starkist pouches or their meal packages
 
2022-01-28 5:04:27 PM  
Hot dogs and chips.  Sloppy joes.  It helps if you have an insulated lunch bag to keep stuff warm.
 
2022-01-28 5:04:32 PM  

ytterbium: tintar: ytterbium: SpectroBoy: 12 Volt auto oven

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Hey there!

My previous vehicle had a 110 outlet and I did road queso and chili a couple of times. Never got the chance for meatballs. Sigh.


hi hi!

I was actually looking at center-console cooking options not too long ago! well, in the before-times. now it's sort of obviated by the lack of driving here anymore.

the variety of both 12v and AC is really (un?)surprising and just so much fun to browse.
 
2022-01-28 5:12:39 PM  

mrparks: Bento box. Perhaps not literally a bento box,


Zojirushi Mr Bento can keep things warm all day.  Bottom container you fill with miso soup (buy the base, add water, dried kombu, scallions, and tofu cubs if you're feeling frisky), large container can be hot rice or like an actual main dish (we did meatloaf, once), and then you've got a medium and small container for whatever else (pickles, vegetables)).

Pour boiling water into the main canister and hold for 15 minutes, then put in all the hot stuff.
 
2022-01-28 5:14:39 PM  
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Just stash some salmon in your beard.
 
2022-01-28 5:16:56 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Starkist pouches or their meal packages


the wife absolutely loves these brunswick buffalo chicken ones... from dollar tree, natch! (sometimes Amazon even has the 12-pack at slightly less)

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me, I'm ok with most any brands' tuna and salmon ones.

/bonus points for including mustard and/or relish
//the bumblebee Thai chili tuna is some serious stuff
///lit. 2 chili peppers guaranteed per flatpack
 
2022-01-28 5:27:29 PM  
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2022-01-28 5:53:14 PM  

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A pasty with Cajun zing?

Sweet mother of all that is infinite.
 
2022-01-28 5:58:22 PM  

Oneiros: rosekolodny: Oneiros: Empanadas, calzones, and other hand pies can work, but you want something that doesn't have such a flaky crust that it's going to fall apart.  And you need a filling that's cohesive enough to not slop all over you.  And I add extra hot sauce or similar to it if I know I'm planning on eating it cold.

OMG PUPUSAS.

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I've never actually made pupusas, but I've been known to make tamale batter, then make pancakes with it

If I had added a filling, I suspect it would be pretty close to a pupusa.


They're kinda a bugger to get the masa right on, tried and had it not go great.  Not sure what happened really, but they do seem to have a bit of a trick to them
 
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