Warmer temperatures are on the horizon, which means summertime is in full swing! The last thing nurses want to do is spend hours in the kitchen over a hot stove. So, we have you covered with seven meal-prep options that require little to no effort.
Summer Cobb Salad
Take advantage of seasonal veggies by incorporating them into your meal! A Summer Cobb Salad is a simple dish that takes less than ten minutes. Add in the spring mix of your choice with avocados, berries, corn, and your favorite meat. Sprinkle goat cheese, and top with a balsamic vinaigrette, and you are ready to go!
Ahi Poke Bowl
A classic Hawaiian dish that tastes like summer. If you enjoy sushi but don’t have the time to make it, this is the next best option. A refreshing, healthy bowl of raw tuna mixed with green onions, sesame, and soy sauce, makes for a great lunch! Here is the recipe for Ahi Poke Bowl. We recommend greens like avocados and cucumbers on the side.
Caprese Pasta Salad
Tomatoes, mozzarella, and noodles, what more could you want? Caprese pasta salad takes less than twenty minutes and yields a week of servings. Just add olive oil, salt, garlic, pepper to enhance your dish. This meal is great because you can serve it warm or cold. Enjoy!
Summer Veggie Quesadillas
Summer Veggie Quesadillas require a stove, but it’s a perfect and easy meal for those summer months. Grill up some zucchinis, summer squash, bell peppers, and onions, sprinkle in the cheese of your choice, and add pesto on top! If you make too much, you can freeze them up to four months!
Watermelon Basil Feta Salad
Watermelon is a huge staple this summer and a must in your next meal. Watermelon Basil Feta Salad is a great option during those hot summer months. Add cucumbers, red onion, feta, basil, and watermelon to make this crisp, simple dish. On the plus side, it’s healthy, so it won’t have you feeling sluggish during those long shifts.
Cold Chicken-Cheese Kebobs
You heard it right, chicken you don’t have to grill! Chicken-cheese kebobs only requires eight ingredients. Just marinate the chicken overnight to maximize flavor and wallah you have an effortless meal for your next shift.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Chickpeas are the perfect basic for a hot summer day. It takes twenty whole minutes to make a chickpea salad sandwich, and they are great for the entire week. Spice up this dish with your favorite protein, and you are ready to eat.
Meal-prep is a game-changer – especially for busy nurses! And there are countless benefits to meal-prepping, such as eating healthier, saving on costs, and spending less time in the kitchen. These are just seven recipe options; however, these ingredients are versatile – instead of a chickpea salad sandwich, you can make a chickpea rice bowl! This summer be creative without spending too much time in the kitchen.
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