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18 Best Ready-Made Meals for Busy Nurses

18 Best Ready-Made Meals for Busy Nurses

Scrubs Magazine

September 02, 2010

When you’re on a tight schedule and need to grab a fast meal, forgo the fast-food drive-through that wreaks havoc on your health and head next door to the supermarket to pick up these quick, healthful alternatives.

Our handy guide to the 18 best ready-made meals will help you cut through the guessing game of “What’s good?” and keep you on course with a nutritious diet.

1. Frozen Chicken Entree

Kashi Lemongrass Coconut Chicken
Epicurious raves: “a colorful, well-balanced meal that combines a chewy-nutty whole-grain pilaf, chunks of chicken, carrots and sugar snap peas with a sauce that had a lemongrass kick.” This dish packs seven grams of fiber to help stave off hunger pangs.
Calories: 300
Sugars: 6g
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 8g

2. Healthy Frozen Entree

Kashi Southwest Style Chicken
Author David Zinczenko’s hit book Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide applauds the “big flavor” in this tasty chicken meal which packs protein and fiber that will keep you going through your shift.
Calories: 240
Carbs: 32g
Fat: 5g

3. Packaged Sushi

Trader Joe’s Brown Rice California Roll
This light, healthy brown rice meal is perfect as a flavorful snack that won’t weigh you down.
Serving size: 4 pieces
Calories: 140
Carbs: 27g
Fat: 3.5g

4. Pasta

Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro
Epicurious recommends this flavorful dish that serves up healthy multigrain pasta, plenty of veggies and spices to keep your taste buds entertained.
Calories: 280
Carbs: 28g
Fat: 6g

Next: 14 More Recipes >>


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    Nurse_John

    about 4 years ago

    28266 comments

    Notice that all of these meal ideas tell you calories, carbs and fats, yet none mention the sodium content. There is a reason for that, sodium is the major ingredant in most all processed foods like these. Most of these items can be made at home yourself and put in the freezer until you need them.

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