Easy, Healthy Lunch Options for Travel Nurses

September 26 / Posted by Christi Hintz

It can seem impossible to fit everything you need to do into a day- excel at work, exercise, maintain a social life, keep your house or apartment clean, enjoy hobbies, eat healthy, and the list goes on. But as a nurse, you understand the importance of a good diet! That’s why we’re here to help you by providing some easy go-to menu ideas for when you’re standing at the grocery store debating on whether or not you’ll actually eat all those good intentions you’re putting in your cart.


We’ve compiled a list of a few great recipes we keep in our back pocket for when we’re feeling uninspired or just too busy to play chef that week. Hopefully it will provide you with some good tricks for staying healthy even when you feel like you don’t have the time.



Nothing is easier than throwing together a wrap. It’s got all the ease of a sandwich with a little less bread and more possibilities to stuff it with. Keep some pita bread or other flatbread on hand so that you can whip together a quick wrap out of what you might already have in your fridge. Here are some of our favorite wrap recipes:


Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wrap

Perfect for when you’re craving something salty AND sweet, this wrap is easy to put together and even easier to adapt to your needs. It’s a bit of a step up from your standard peanut butter and jelly, and we think you’ll just love this simple, nutritious, on-the-go meal for a quick lunch break! Find the recipe here.


Rainbow Hummus Wrap

We could all use a few more fresh veggies in our diets, and this pretty looking wrap makes it easy and tasty, too. Stick to the recipe or substitute in your favorite vegetables for a wrap that has the nutrients and the protein you need to power through your day. Find the recipe here.



Salads are a great way to get variety in your diet without having to prepare a complicated meal. Salads are endlessly customizable, and even if you don’t really care for the standard leafy greens, there are options for you too! Check out these recipes.


Taco Salad Lunch Bowls

Taco salad is easy and tasty, and makes for a great lunch option. The ingredients of this dish are also quite versatile, so you could easily use your leftovers in other applications. Now that’s a food prep win! Find the recipe here.


Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

This sweet tasting salad is perfect for the fall season. While the homemade dressing is delicious and simple enough to prepare, you could easily swap it out for some store bought poppy seed dressing as the author suggests! Find the recipe here.


Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

While not a salad in the traditional sense, an egg salad is easy to throw together and can be served as-is or in a tasty sandwich. This version is mayo-free, making it a health food powerhouse with its protein rich eggs and nutritious avocados. Find the recipe here.


Have some of your own ideas? Leave your lunch time go-to in the comments, and share this article with a hungry nurse that you love!

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