BEEP, BEEP, BEEP…the sound of your alarm to get out of bed goes off. By the time you roll out of bed, get dressed, grab a bite to eat and fix your coffee, the last thing you want to spend time on is putting together a gourmet and healthy lunch to take to work. And to all you hard-working nurses and caregivers, I’m sure finding the time to make and pack a lunch every day is not always easy or convenient!
That said, wouldn’t life just be great if we all had personal chefs who took the time to make us lunches every day? Yes, it would, but there’s something called “reality” that we are all a part of.
After years of bringing my own lunch to work, I’ve found that making wraps out of anything in your fridge is easiest and fastest. You can literally take whatever you have in your fridge and make it into an easy, hand-held wrap. Just make sure you have a consistent supply of some sort of pliable food to fold your wrap ingredients into: lettuce, pita bread, tortillas, seaweed, collard greens, etc.
Before I list some ideas, let me start off with the easiest wrap you can make:
DINNER LEFTOVERS + A WRAP = EASIEST LUNCH EVER
Take your leftovers and wrap it. No matter what it is (unless it’s soup…that could get messy) make it a wrap! Don’t be afraid. Spaghetti sandwiches are a thing and are actually pretty good. Just add cheese (is that even a question?).
The Wrap: A Simple Lunch Idea for Nurses and Caregivers
Take the list below as a base for your wrap and add your favorite accompaniments for a simple lunch to take to work.
- Chicken Caesar
- Chicken or Beef Fajita
- Veggie (Raw or Roasted)
- Chicken, Black Beans, Corn and Sweet Potato
- Hummus and Veggie
- Tuna Salad and Cheese
- Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
- Chicken Salad
- Falafel, Lettuce, Tomato
- BBQ Chicken and Veggies
- Deli Meat, Cheese, Veggies
- Ham, Egg and Cheese
- Chicken, Rice and Beans
- Avocado, Tomato and Egg
- Egg Salad
So when you wake up tomorrow morning and throw on your scrubs (maybe a wrap top for the sake of this conversation?), take 30 seconds to make yourself a healthy wrap for lunch. Let us know what you made below!
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