Lunch time block…

Some weeks planning lunch and snacks for work is a cinch. It’s easy to think of something healthy and tasty. Some weeks I feel like it is the hardest chore ever, as if writing a doctoral dissertation would be easier! With our shifts getting busier and busier and sometimes our breaks getting shorter and shorter, it can be even more important to plan ahead, right? Going to the cafeteria can take forever and ordering take out can get so expensive! And of course, I always try to eat as healthy as possible just in case someone happens to bring a delicious, tasty, tempting treat in (we have quite a few bakers in our department).

But then there are all those choices, cold lunch or hot? Salad or soup? Frozen entree or home made delight? Then, certainly, you have to take into account the dreaded microwave no-nos. The following items should NEVER be microwaved at work (I don’t care who you are): fish, shrimp, or brocolli. I get so nauseated when people heat these things up and then the entire department smells like a, well, you know. Something super gross and not appealing to the appetite.

If anyone has a favorite work meal or easy snack that borders more on the healthy than unhealthy to share with me…please do so! I am having a serious lunch time food block!

Until next time, happy snacking and may your lunches be long and savory. :)

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Rebekah Child

Rebekah Child attended the University of Southern California for her bachelor's in nursing and decided to brave the academic waters and return for her master's in nursing education, graduating in 2003 from Mount St. Mary's. Rebekah has also taught nursing clinical and theory at numerous Southern California nursing schools and has been an emergency nurse since 2002. She is currently one of the clinical educators for an emergency department in Southern California and a student (again!) in the doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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  1. Jill Marlar

    I still really enjoy the frozen dinners by Healthy Choice. They are quick and easy, taste wonderful, and cover most of the food groups while being healthy. The lean cuisine and weight watcher aren’t that bad either.