My Top10 Clean, Healthy Snacks For NursesFeb 16, 2015
Hello there everyone! Hope that you are having a wonderful wintery Day! My third child was sick all night so, you know what that means... no sleep for this mama. Poor baby! Then my nanny's jeep stalled in the middle of the school drop off line so I have been riding solo today, with mama duties intertwined into my busy day!
We are al safe and surviving and that is what matters most. I love my profession because it is so flexible. What could be a complete disaster for most is a day that I just soak it in and spend it with my littles. Life is to short not too! Baby C. woke up from her nap and just as I was wrapping up some of my work for the day!I get emails asking me a lot what are some good healthy snacks that nurses/ shift workers can bring to work that are healthy and easy to grab for long busy shifts. I know that it is not always easy. I understand the obstacles that you face daily and I wanted to give you my top 10 clean snacks that will provide you energy during your busy shifts.
Awesome article stating the incredible benefits of almonds that you can read HERE. To some it up for you....Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. In addition to their cholesterol-lowering effects, almonds' ability to Vitamin reduce heart disease risk may also be partly due to the antioxidant action of the found in the almonds, as well as to the LDL-lowering effect of almonds' monounsaturated fats. (LDL is the form of cholesterol that has been linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease). When almonds are substituted for more traditional fats in human feeding trials, LDL cholesterol can be reduced from 8 to 12%.
I dont know about you but, when I am faced with a large chunk of cheese it is very difficult for me to stick to one ounce. I have recently found out i am lactose intolerant but, these are still one of those things that I love... so on occasion i will still sneak one.
90 calories, 4.5 g fat, 1.0 g carbohydrates, 10.0 protein, 0 g fiber, 190 mg sodium,
In addition to healthy fats and vitamin E, a quarter-cup of almonds contains 62 mg of magnesium plus 162 mg of potassium.
2. Hard Boiled eggs.
4. Jamie Eason's Turkey meatloaf muffins
These delicious little morsels are weekly staple in my house. I literally live on these most days. I make two dozen of these a week. Pair them with some yellow mustard. Super convenient and 11 grams of protein per serving! Pop them into a baggie and you have an easy snack at work that will keep you satisfied.
Here is the link to the recipe. These are a must make item.
5. Mozzarella Cheese sticks
This is such a great snack to have when you are on the go. Quick, convenient, and portable.
6. Home made protein bars
YES... i love this stuff!! It has been my saving grace of nutrition for 2 years now. As a busy mom of three and wife this has saved me from many fast food trips while out and about doing activities with my children. When I first started to drink it I was solely looking for more energy in my workouts. I was trying to restrict calories while still trying to kick the last 10 pounds from my third baby and in doing so my body was not getting all of the nutrients that it needed. Which meant... cravings galore. After about 2 weeks my cravings had remarkable subsided. The more that I learned about the product and all of the superfoods, I understand how beneficial it is for my health. The ingredients are literally collected from all over the world, in some of the deepest jungles and brought back, so we can benefit from them. I drink the vegan formula d/t having lactose intolerance and it has replaced my daily vitamins. This is a great snack but, also it is a nutrient dense health shake. One thing that I will not miss a day of taking.
8. Tuna and Avocado:
Love love love this combination! If you are following the 21 day Fix or the Fix Extreme meal plan this is a great snack that will fit the plan. Honestly, this is good for everyone. Super Quick, Delicious, and packed with healthy fats and proteins.
9. No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls
10. Veggies and Hummus