We all know that nurses and midwives are incredibly time-poor, and we skip lunch breaks more often than we should! Here’s five healthy and flavoursome foods that you need to have in your snack stash – for when you just don’t have the time to sit down for a full meal.
- Peanut butter
Each tablespoon of peanut butter contains at least 4 grams of protein, making it a great superfood to have when you just need to go, and go, and go. Pair it with some brown rice crackers or just eat it by the spoonful! Just make sure you get a brand that only contains peanuts and a bit of salt – keep the hidden nasties well away!
- Baked beans
Cut the bacon though! Easy to prepare and easy to store, baked beans make for a filling lunch or snack. And with 11 grams of protein for an average can, it makes for a great substitute for meat pies or noodle cups to satisfy that early morning craving during night shift.
- Dry roasted almonds
Full of fibre, vitamin E and healthy fats, almonds are incredibly convenient for those always on the move. They also require no preparation and can store for reasonably long periods of time, so keep some in your bag or your car’s centre console!
- Wasabi coasted green peas
Need a spicy hit to wake you up over a double shift? Wasabi peas are here to save the day! Better for you than chips or biscuits, they’re a great way to add some flavour to your day.
- Pink salmon
High in healthy fats and protein, salmon makes for a great addition to any pasta or salad. Just mix it in with some mixed leaves and cherry tomatoes, and presto – it’s an instant meal! Plus, because they come in tins, you can just store them in your locker, or throw one in your bag before you leave for work.
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