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Comfort Food Recipes for Travel Nurses – A Guide

When in times of crisis, travel nurses leave everything behind and help us in every way they can. What better way would it be to repay them for their services than by suggesting a few good old recipes? Yes, you guessed it, in this article, we are talking about the top 5 comfort meals. Each one of these is a must for every travel nurse to try. After all, with their hectic schedules and duties, nothing can heal tiredness better than comfort food!

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What’s better than a dish that you can prepare beforehand? Making a salad is all about adding colors to your plate. The marinated cauliflower salad is perfect for vegetarians, and you can store it in the fridge for around five days.

Ingredients:

Here are the main ingredients for this dish:

  1. 1 cauliflower.

  2. Fresh parsley (chopped).

  3. Black olives (sliced).

  4. ½ Red onion (diced).

  5. 1 red bell pepper.

What you need for the dressing:

  1. ½ cup olive oil.

  2. ¼ garlic powder.

  3. ¼ tsp black pepper.

  4. 2 tbsp parmesan.

  5. 1 tbsp Italian seasoning.

How to Prepare:

Take all the ingredients for the dressing and mix them in a bowl. Keep that in a jar and shake it for a few seconds. Now it’s time for the main part, wash each vegetable thoroughly with water. After that, take the cauliflower and cut it into tiny pieces. Next, take the black olives from the jaw and add them to the bowl of chopped cauliflower. Take all your other chopped and diced ingredients and do the same. Cover the bowl with a lid and shake it for a good minute. Add the prepared dressing and shake the bowl again.

Refrigerate the salad and take it out whenever you want to eat it. The recipe takes about 10 minutes to make!

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As a travel nurse, you need to be filled with energy. You must ensure that you are filling your body with all the right nutrients. Out of all the supplements and nutrients, protein is the most important of all. What promises high protein content in that one food item? Some good old chicken, especially when it’s baked!

A bonus point, the recipe is low in carbs and is, in short, perfect in every way!

Ingredients:

The recipe requires only a few ingredients which are:

  1. 1 boneless chicken breast.

  2. 2 Tomatoes.

  3. Black olives.

  4. 3 tbsp olive oil.

  5. Grounded black pepper.

  6. Feta Cheese.

  7. Greek seasoning.

How to Prepare:

By looking at the ingredients, you may have noticed how healthy and friendly the recipe is. To prepare this dish, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, take the boneless chicken and chop it into pieces. Add the Greek seasoning to it to marinate it. Next, take a little oil on the pan and cook the chopped chicken for a few minutes. Most preferably, 2 minutes on each side. Take the chicken out of the pan and let it cool off for a few minutes.

Chop the black olives and tomatoes into small pieces. Add the feta cheese in. Next, take your dish tray and spray it to prevent anything from sticking to it. Take your chicken and lay it over the tray, add your chopped tomatoes and black olives on top. Don’t forget to add the feta here as well for more flavor.

Bake the dish for 25 minutes, and you’re all set!

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Everyone is always in the mood for Alfredo, also known as the ultimate comfort food. There are many variants of Alfredo, however, this one which we’re about to tell might top all of them. It takes less time to cook, and the ingredients will come under your budget.

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken sausages.

  2. 1 tbsp olive oil.

  3. 1 and ½ cup milk.

  4. Garlic cloves (chopped).

  5. ½ cup parmesan.

  6. Goat cheese.

  7. Roasted red peppers.

  8. Fresh spinach.

  9. Salt and pepper.’

  10. Boiled pasta.

  11. 1 and ½ cup chicken broth.

How to Prepare:

Cut the sausages into small pieces and lay them aside. In a pot, take olive oil and fry the sausages with chopped garlic cloves on medium heat. After that, add the chicken broth, milk, and boiled pasta. Don’t forget to add a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Cover the pot with a lid and stir it occasionally when the dish comes to a boil. After 10 minutes, add spinach and red pepper to the pot and stir to properly mix everything. Add cheese and parmesan and wait for it to melt. Serve hot, and enjoy!

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Anything that involves potatoes sounds good, right? The next dish guarantees to satisfy your taste buds. Plus, it is super easy to make! Loaded mashed potatoes are all you need at the end of a tiring day. It is filled with nutrients and everything healthy, so do not miss out on this!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 potatoes.

  2. 1/3 cup sour cream.

  3. 2 green onions.

  4. 1 cup shredded cheddar.

How to Prepare:

The first thing you have to do is boil the potatoes. For this, take a large pot and put your potatoes there. Add water and salt, and cover the lid for boiling. Make sure that you keep the heat at a high flame. While the potatoes are boiling, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray your dish tray or place parchment paper on top. Pour some olive oil on the tray and let it make a layer on it.

After ten minutes, check if the potatoes have gone tender or not. Drain the water, and transfer them to the dish tray. Use a fork or a masher to mash the potato to form a flat shape. Brush over the potatoes with seasoning and some oil. Put them in the oven for baking till they turn golden brown and crispy.

Next, take them out of the oven and sprinkle cheddar cheese. Place them back in for the cheese to melt. Finally, serve the loaded potatoes with sour cream and enjoy!

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Conclusion:

The above recipes are the epitome of perfection and flavor. We, at HBH Skyline realize the responsibilities that are expected from travel nurses. Hence, we have picked recipes that will give your taste buds a treat! Each one of these comes under a budget and will take less time to cook. Both of which will help every travel nurse out there greatly! 

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