Today in My Lunchbag

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Today in My Lunchbag | Real Food RNOne of the most frequently asked questions that I get is: “What do you bring to work for lunch?”. As you may, or may not know, I am a nurse. Being a nurse is a very demanding job, which means that often times I either do not get a break during my shift or I have to eat at the computer while I chart. This has led me develop a system of food to bring along, with a heavy emphasis on portability. Many of my meals are transported in mason jars! Sometimes my co-workers think I am odd….but hey, it keeps my from buying over-priced cafeteria junk or *gasp* McDonalds! Yes, there is a McDonalds in the hospital where I work (but that’s another whole blog post in itself!). I hope you find some of my ideas useful!

Today in My Lunchbag | Real Food RN

Today in my lunch:

  • Bacon and Brussel Slaw Salad — recipe
  • Detox Salad — recipe
  • 4 pastured hard-boiled eggs*
  • 1 avocado*
  • 2 homemade kombucha’s — recipe
  • 1 beet/dandelion green/carrot smoothie, an easy way to drink your vegetables in a hurry!
  • 1 lemon, to use in my tea

*Note: In a pinch I make a quick egg salad using the avocado, two eggs, sea salt, and mustard. I can eat it right out of a cup while charting away and it keeps me full for hours. Great source of healthy fats and protein!

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Hi! I'm Kate.

Registered Nurse. Mom. Real Foodie.

Welcome to Real Food RN! A blog with the mission to empower you to live your healthiest life possible, starting today.



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