quick meals?

  1. Okay ya'll, I need some serious help. Starting Monday, I will be starting a CNA training course at the hospital here and the classes last from 8am-4:30pm M-F. My problem is that after I get done there, I will be going to my other job at the postal service from 5pm-11pm. I know that figuring out lunch won't be a problem, but hello, what do I do about dinner? Any ideas? I had thought of bringing microwave popcorn with me and eating it at my workstation at the PS, but I don't think I could stand that for 3 weeks! It would have to be something dry for me to eat it at my workstation or else something that I could eat on my 10min breaks. So really, any, ANY suggetion is welcome. Thanks!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   MPHkatie
    Have you thought about those nutrition bars- power bars etc, or even the granola bar? Healthy and some flavors are tasty as well... Or if you can eat it on breaks- maybe some of the jello puddings snack packs? I don't know how nutritional a bunch of pudding would be, however. you could also maybe bring in dry cereal if you are a muncher...
  4. by   susanmary
    I go to a great produce market weekly -- go home and chop/slice all the veggies. Red/green/yellow peppers, cukes, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, carrots, scallions, celery; buy grape/cherry tomatoes, basil, & pre-washed salad mixes. Keep them in my fridge -- so it's quick & easy to pack a salad -- also have a quick start for many many meals. Will add chick peas for protein to my salads, left-over roasted chicken, etc. I bring salad several times each week -- but really do try to make the salads different. It works for me.

    Sue
  5. by   jevans
    What about pasta, tuna, sweet corn and mayo
    Quick to prepare and tasty to eat
  6. by   nursejws
    What about the bowls that have become so popular? My hubby used to take those to work, now he's doing the sandwich thing. What about those tuna kits?

    Hope you find something you like!
  7. by   nursedawn67
    Fresh fruit and veges are great!
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    How about Hot Pockets? They are good and when on sale you can get em at bogo(buy one get one). Only takes a few min in the microwave to heat one up and they come in many different varieties. Lean Pockets, Croissant pockets, etc. Good Luck!
  9. by   joyflnoyz
    When I go to work, I carry string cheese, oranges, raw nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) and maybe soem crackers. I seldom get off the floor, but I can find 2 minutes to scarf down an orange, and can munch the nuts/cheese while I chart.

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