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Healthy Meal Prep for Agency Nurses

Healthy Meal Prep for Agency Nurses

21 June 2024
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​At MSI, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lunch during long shifts. That's why we've curated some meal prep lunch ideas to inspire you. We know that after a demanding day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours preparing food. That's why we've chosen recipes that are quick and easy to make.

  • Chicken and Quinoa Salad:

    • Cook quinoa and let it cool.

    • Grill or bake chicken breasts, then slice or cube them.

    • Prepare a salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and any other favorite vegetables.

    • Combine quinoa, chicken, and salad ingredients in meal prep containers. Pack dressing separately to keep salad fresh until ready to eat.

  • Vegetarian Wrap with Hummus:

    • Spread whole wheat or spinach tortillas with hummus.

    • Layer with mixed greens, sliced bell peppers, cucumber, shredded carrots, and feta cheese.

    • Roll up tightly and cut into halves or quarters for easy packing.

  • Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers:

    • Cook quinoa according to package instructions.

    • Prepare a filling with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and spices.

    • Stuff the mixture into halved bell peppers and bake until peppers are tender.

    • Pack stuffed bell peppers into containers for a hearty and nutritious lunch.

  • Cold Pasta Salad with Veggies and Italian Dressing:

    • Cook whole wheat pasta until al dente and let it cool.

    • Mix pasta with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese.

    • Toss with Italian dressing and divide into meal prep containers.

  • Asian Chicken Salad:

    • Grill or bake chicken breasts seasoned with soy sauce and ginger.

    • Prepare a salad with shredded cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and edamame.

    • Top with sliced chicken and pack with a side of sesame ginger dressing.

  • Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados:

    • Mix canned tuna with Greek yogurt, diced celery, red onion, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

    • Cut avocados in half and remove pits, then fill with tuna salad mixture.

These lunch meal prep ideas are not only nutritious but also convenient for packing and enjoying on the go. Adjust ingredients and portion sizes to suit individual preferences and dietary needs.