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The Must-Have Keto Meal Prep Tool (That You Didn’t Know You Needed)

Need a convenient way to transport, warm up, and even cook your keto meals? Learn about the must-have keto meal prep tool you didn’t know you needed! I’ve also included an awesome meal prep version of my popular Keto Butter Burgers recipe.

inside of hotlogic mini with broccoli and butter burgers with gold fork

This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll make a small commission if you purchase through one of my links at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! Additionally, I received a HotLogic Mini with a Pyrex dish to review, but all opinions are my own.

Confession: I had zero plans to write a post about this meal prep tool when I first heard about it. Why? Because I read the description, immediately thought, “There is NO way that actually works!” and nearly deleted the email I received about it.

But then I decided I’d give it a few minutes of internet research. What I discovered is that this tool is nearly universally beloved by all who try it, and after trying it myself, you can count me in as another HUGE fan of the HotLogic Mini. (Don’t let the “mini” name deter you; it holds a lot of food, plus you can get it in a larger size as well.) It’s not an exaggeration to say this little device can change your keto meal prep forever!

The Must-Have Keto Meal Prep Tool = A Mini Portable Oven

Imagine you could take your oven and throw it into a scene of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. (Does anyone remember that movie or am I dating myself?) It would be reduced to a portable lunchbox size that you could carry with you, plug into an outlet anywhere (including using a car adapter to use it in your car!), and heat your meal to the perfect temperature with no buttons to push. You could even cook from frozen, and the mini portable oven would know exactly when your food was done.

three photos showcasing the hotlogic mini

Do you kind of understand now why I almost deleted the email? 🙂 It sounds too good to be true, but it 100% lives up to the hype. Let me show you!

Keto Meal Prep in the HotLogic Mini Portable Oven

The kind folks at HotLogic sent me a HotLogic Mini with Pyrex dish to try, so I decided to create a meal prep version of my popular Keto Butter Burgers recipe. What appealed to me most was the idea of being able to cook completely frozen food (so convenient!), so here is what I did…

I prepped my Butter Burgers by following Steps 1-7 of the recipe, which are the assembly steps. (The steps are to layer seasoned ground beef, butter, and cheese. Yum!) Then I popped them in the freezer for 45 minutes and ended up with frozen, uncooked Butter Burgers that easily released from the silicone muffin pan:

butter burgers popping out of red silicone muffin pan

They store easily in a covered, freezer-safe container!

Next, I added two frozen Butter Burgers plus frozen broccoli to a Pyrex dish that I placed inside of the HotLogic Mini:

hotlogic mini containing keto butter burgers and broccoli

I covered the glass Pyrex dish with its plastic lid, zipped up the HotLogic Mini, and then plugged it in for two hours, which is what the manual recommended for frozen food. The awesome thing is the HotLogic knows when your food is fully cooked, so it doesn’t overcook anything; the heating element at the bottom of the device just keeps your food warm after it’s heated to the correct temperature.

I was kind of afraid to open the container after two hours. What would I find? Undercooked food? Overcooked food? I am happy to report that I opened the container to find perfectly cooked food!

closeup of hotlogic mini butter burger meal prep with broccoli

By the way, you could not smell the broccoli when it was cooking. You could smell it when you opened up the container (of course), but no broccoli smells permeated the HotLogic!

I tested the internal temperature throughout the Butter Burgers to make sure they reached a safe 160 degrees. They did! (They were actually a bit warmer than this at first; they cooled off a bit before I snapped a photo.)

hotlogic mini internal temperature of beef with thermometer

And yes, the meal tasted amazing. 🙂 Note: I work from home so I couldn’t give the HotLogic Mini a spin in a “real” office, but it would have been perfect at my previous job. The company I worked for was located on the second floor with no microwave, so the only option was to eat a cold lunch or to eat out. The office was chilly year-round, and I can’t even tell you how many times I was left shivering after eating my chilled lunch. I’m actually thinking of buying some HotLogic Minis for Christmas gifts this year for my former co-workers!

Who Needs the HotLogic Mini Portable Oven?

The HotLogic Mini is perfect for you if you:

  • Don’t have easy access to a microwave
  • Don’t like to use microwaves
  • Travel frequently or have an on-the-go job (HotLogic sells a vehicle-only version that plugs into your cigarette lighter, or you can use a standard HotLogic with your own car adapter)
  • Want to give your friends and family members a really cool gift

How to Get Your Own Mini Portable Oven {HotLogic} for Keto Meal Prep!

At the link below, you can order (in a wide variety of colors) a HotLogic Mini, HotLogic Mini for vehicles, HotLogic Family (casserole size!), HotLogic Family pack, plus several more variations with convenient accessories:

To order any of the wide variety of HotLogic options and colors, click here.

Order one for yourself and a few extras for gifts! Who wouldn’t want to receive a mini portable oven for a gift?!

If you have any questions about my experience with the HotLogic Mini, feel free to ask me in the comments. It really is a game-changer for meal prep!

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