30-Minute Meals for Busy Professionals
When I first started working, I ate a lot of protein bars for dinner because I was too exhausted/lazy to cook. And while some folks absolutely crush weekend meal prep, it's not my strong suit.
Having talked to a number of coworkers and friends, I know I'm not alone in this. Whether you work from home or in an office, finding time to cook can be a struggle.
So if you weren't able to meal prep this weekend (or just didn't care to) and you need some ideas for nutritious meals that you can make during the week in less than 30 minutes, we've got you covered! I reached out to my coworkers (and my favorite chef of all time, a.k.a my mom) to get the recipes for meals they love to make when they're super busy.
Check them out and let us know your favorite, easy-to-cook (or no cook!) meals in the comments below!
*Pictures are for inspiration only, they are not exact representations of each recipe*
Spicy Tuna Fish
"This is one of my go-to lunches, which requires no cooking and no bread (if you are into the no carbs thing). I take two cans of tuna fish (in water, not oil) and put that in a bowl. Then I add spicy mustard and hot sauce (instead of mayo). After you mix that up, I like to add things that provide more flavor (and spice) like olives and peppers. Finish with black pepper, salt, dill and garlic powder (or the spices of your choice). And that's it! ...Of course, if you live with someone who HATES fish like I do, be sure to properly scrub down your bowl afterwards!" - Rob R., Production Lead
Savory Chicken Crescent Squares
"I love this because it's comforting like a pot pie but packs well for lunches & they freeze and reheat easily. It's a perfect use for leftover grilled chicken breasts OR you can make it even simpler by using a store-cooked rotisserie chicken or canned chicken in a pinch. Soften a brick of cream cheese, mix it in a bowl with 3 tbl of melted butter. Add 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of pepper, 2 tbl milk, 1 tbl chopped chives/onion, 1 tbl mushrooms (can add or sub celery, carrots, any small-cut veg as desired). Fold in 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken. Unroll a tube of crescent roll dough & pinch closed the diagonal perforations to form 4 rectangles. Spoon 1/2 cup of the meat mixture into the center of each. Pull the 4 corners to the top-center and twist/pinch the edges to seal it into a hobo pouch. Brush the tops with butter if you want them extra crispy. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown." - Megan A., Talent Advocate
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
"One of my favorite easy meals is Chicken Lettuce Wraps. I dice a chicken breast into pretty small pieces, cook in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, then remove from heat. In that same pan, I will add a little more olive oil, then minced garlic and minced ginger (if I have it on hand), diced red bell pepper and onion, and some orange zest. Once the veggies are tender, I'll add the chicken in and throw in some soy sauce and hoisin sauce or teriyaki sauce (again, whatever is in the fridge!). Take the largest leaves from a head of lettuce, and spoon in your chicken and veggies and you're good to go! Loosely inspired by this recipe." - Abigail V., Senior Talent Advocate
Pasta e Fagioli (a.k.a Pasta e Fasule)
"This vegetarian, tomato-based soup is perfect for fall. You just need: 4 large carrots, 4 stalks of celery, 1 medium-sized onion, 2 cans of butter beans, macaroni noodles, 2 cans of chopped tomatoes, and Romano cheese. Cut the carrots, celery, and onions into 1/4 inch pieces, then place them in a large pot — add enough water so that the veggies are covered, then add salt, lots of black pepper, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of oregano. Cook until tender (don't overcook!). Add both cans of tomatoes and 1 and 2/3 cans of beans. Smash the leftover beans before adding them to the soup. Cook the macaroni and keep it separate until serving — put noodles in a bowl, and pour soup over top. Add a dash of Romano cheese and enjoy!" - Lynn S., Accountant
Chicken Pineapple Macaroni Salad
"All you need is chicken (or shrimp or different protein of your choice), macaroni, canned pineapple chunks, onion, and mayonnaise. Cut chicken into cubes and sauté with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook the noodles and combine with pineapple chunks, 1/4 onion (diced), and then mix with some pineapple juice and mayonnaise. You can serve warm or cold!" - Lynn S., Accountant
Help us add to this list and share your favorite 30-minute meal in the comments below!
💎 Partnerships in remote environments is one of the most important aspects to construct in a company. Watch the video to the end to get good tips on how to do it successfully.
📼Wondering how to create partnerships in remote environments? Play this video to get three top tips that will help you to achieve it. You'll hear from Olga Shvets, HR Business Partner, and Viktoriia Litvinchuk, People Team Operations at Unstoppable Domains, who will explain the essentials of this process.
📼How to build partnerships in remote environments? Tip #1: Communicate Effectively. Communication is the key to enabling your remote team to be successful. Choose the channel that works best. For this, chat with your employees and see what they use to communicate, that's how you find the best solution. Also, make sure your team is on board with your internal tools and they know what, how, and where they need to use them.
📼A requisite for building partnerships in remote environments is Tip #2: Show appreciation. Appreciation is shown through your actions. Let your employees know that you value everything they do for the company. Create a special gratitude channel where everyone can share their appreciation for their colleagues for some contribution. Celebrate some wins, promotions, and everything that is important for the company. If you appreciate the employees, employees do the same for the company.
Create Partnerships In Remote Environments Using Trust - Tip #3: Give Honest Feedback
Use engagement surveys! They are a quick and effective way to receive honest feedback from your team and you can see what's working well and what needs to be improved. Your main priority is to create spaces where managers and employees can share honest, relevant feedback.
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Get to Know Olga Shvets
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More About Unstoppable Domains
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We all have our favorite websites– the ones we frequent, bookmark, and recommend to others. You might even enjoy some website features so much that you’ve found yourself wondering why they aren’t more popular. Or maybe you’ve experienced times where you were frustrated with a website and wished you could add features or even design your own!
If you’ve ever found yourself intrigued at the prospect of designing and developing your own websites, then a career as a web developer might be just for you!
As a web developer you would be responsible for coding, designing, optimizing, and maintaining websites. Today, there are over 1.7 billion websites in the world and, in turn, the demand for web developers is on the rise. In order to figure out what kind of web development work best suits you let’s start with an introduction to the three main roles in web development that you can choose from.
The Three Types of Web Development Jobs
Front-End Web Development: The Creative Side
In addition to programming skills, front-end developers need to be detail oriented, creative, willing to keep up with the latest trends in web development, cyber security conscious, and geared toward user-friendly designs. The median salary for a front-end developer can reach well into the $90,000 to $100,000 range.
Back-End Web Development: The Logical Counterpart
While a house can be beautifully decorated, it’s incomplete without a solid foundation and efficient infrastructure. Similarly, a well-designed website depends on logical and functional code to power the features of that website. Back-end web development is code-heavy and focused on the specifics of how a website works. If you enjoy the analytical challenge of creating the behind-the-scenes code that powers a website, then back-end development is for you.
Full-Stack Web Development: A Little Bit of Everything
A full-stack developer is essentially the Jack (or Jill)-of-all-trades in web development. Full-stack developers need to be knowledgeable about both front-end and back-end roles. This does not necessarily imply that you would need to be an expert in both roles, but you should fully understand the different applications and synergies they each imply. In order to work in this position, you will need to know the programming languages used by front-end and back-end developers. In addition to these languages, full-stack developers also specialize in databases, storage, HTTP, REST, and web architecture.
Full-stack developers are often required to act as liaisons between front-end and back-end developers. Full-stack developers need to be both problem solvers and great communicators. The end goal for a full-stack developer is to ensure that the user’s experience is seamless, both on the front-end and on the back-end. In return, you can expect to earn a median salary of $100,000 – $115,000 a year for this role.
Taking the Next Step
Web development is both in-demand and lucrative! All three roles described above contribute to specific aspects of web development and the scope of each one can be customized to the industries and positions you feel best suit you. Regardless of which role you choose, all of them need a foundation in programming.
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💎Want to know what engineering teams are like at Workiva? Watch the video to the end to find out!
📼 Engineering teams at Workiva are constantly hiring. Marie Yue, Senior Engineering Manager at the company, tells you what they look for in a candidate and what the dynamics of teamwork are like.
📼 The typical path in the engineering teams at Workiva is that you grow into a senior, and then you move into a lead role. From there, there are a few different tracks that you can take depending on your interest. You can become a staff engineer, an architect, or even an engineering manager. What are you waiting for to apply?
📼In the engineering teams at Workiva every member should feel empowered to do their job effectively. For this, each has to understand how the work they do day to day solves customers’ problems. Managers will always seek to be aware of members’ career path aspirations so that they can look for opportunities and projects to help each person reach the next step in their career.
Engineering Teams At Workiva: A Safe Space
Marie Yue’s team is a safe space for people to make mistakes and ask for help, and each member feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. She wants to make sure that everyone is individually empowered to lead and make decisions. For this, the team has regular meetings where they do fun things like play virtual games or eat lunch together, and they also like to re-review and add to their team working agreement once a quarter.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Workiva? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Marie Yue
If you are interested in a career at Workiva, you can connect with Marie Yue on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Workiva
Workiva was founded to transform the way people manage and report business data with various collaborators, data sources, documents, and spreadsheets. Today, people all over the world use their platform to seamlessly orchestrate data among their systems and applications for transparent and trusted connected reporting and compliance. At Workiva, they are innovative in everything they do—from how they build their software, to how they serve their customers, to how they treat their employees.
After two years of remote programming, we’re excited to welcome the 2022 NIKE, Inc. Internship Program back to our U.S. offices this week!
This year’s class of 318 represent the top 1% of 34,000+ applicants from 113 universities – including 10 Hispanic Serving Institutions and five historically Black colleges and universities. And that’s not all! Many of this year’s interns are Division 1 student-athletes, representing Track and Field, Rowing, Soccer, and Volleyball, to name a few.
During the nine-week internship – built around the theme of Never Done Shining – interns will work across Nike, Jordan and Converse taking on meaningful projects for the business areas they’re supporting. We can’t wait to watch this talented, diverse group kick off their Nike journey and shine!
Want to learn more about the program? https://jobs.nike.com/internships