As a travel nurse, you are always on the go. It is hard to find spare time to relax when you work 13 hour days. Work is demanding and the last thing you want to do when you come home is to stress out about what to eat. Don’t worry though, we have some life hacks that will help free up your time, while also keeping your body healthy. Fueling your body with healthy foods and nutrients will keep you sharp and alert. Here are 7 great recipes that all take less than 25 minutes to prep and can be used as lunches to take to work. Start your Spring fresh and clean!
#1. Corn, Black Bean and Quinoa Salad Recipe
Try out this tasty quinoa recipe! Quinoa is a superfood that contains protein, fiber, iron, thiamin and Vitamin B6. Once cup of Quinoa provides about 8 grams of protein and 220 calories. The best part about this meal is that it only takes 10 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook.
#2. Healthier Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
If you are on the go and need something quick to eat, try out this healthier grilled cheese sandwich recipe. This recipe supplements the usual grilled cheese ingredients with low-fat cheddar cheese and whole-grain bread. This delicious meal only contains 340 calories and it will only take you 11 minutes to make.
#3. Kale and Quinoa Superfood Salad
This healthy Kale and Quinoa recipe will load you up with calcium, fiber, vitamins A, C and K. Kale is also a superfood and it is low in Saturated Fat and very low in Cholesterol. This meal will take you 20 minutes to make and is only 402 calories. Plus, if you have leftovers, salads are easy to take to work for the next day.
#4. Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe
This Miso Vegetable Soup recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and contains fresh ginger, which is great for you if you are fighting off a cold. Two cups of this recipe are only 209 calories and contains 15 grams of protein!
#5. Gazpacho Shrimp Salad Recipe
This refreshing salad recipe requires only 20 minutes of your time. This protein packed dish will keep you fueled and is only 237 calories.
#6. Black Bean Burrito and Sweet Potato Recipe
Looking for a filling recipe to keep you fueled throughout your work day? Check out this sweet potato black bean burrito recipe. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. This meal takes 25 minutes to prep and the best part about it is that it is easy to pack for a lunch.
#7. Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Dill Yogurt
If you are looking for healthy meats to add to your diet, check out this roasted salmon recipe. Salmon contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acid, which can help lower elevated triglyceride levels and reduce your risk of heart disease. Salmon also contains lean protein, vitamin D, and Vitamin b-12. It only takes 25 minutes to make this recipe and is only 272 calories.
We hope you try out theses healthy, quick and easy recipes. Taking care of your body leads to a peaceful mind, nourished.
These tips were provided to you by Valley Healthcare Staffing. If you are looking to start your dream travel nurse assignment, check us out at www.valleyrocks.com.