18 Best Ready-Made Meals for Busy Nurses
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.
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.
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
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.