So you’ve learned how to make a variety of great meals. Now comes the part of keeping your fridge neat and tidy. An overflowing refrigerator, overloaded with pots, containers, and food packaging can be a recipe for disaster.
It’s a good idea to invest in quality Tupperware or glassware that will stay with you for the long haul. Look for BPA free wares that are leak and spill-proof. Choose a variety of shapes and sizes. You want containers that are great for home organization, but you also want containers that can handle your shift workload.
When you go into work, keeping small containers with snacks and munchies will help you save money and avoid the pitfalls of vending machine snacking. You want to have the flexibility to bring in healthy snacks that will keep you focused and awake.
● Organic Strawberries are a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins. Strawberries are low in calories, help reduce cholesterol, and reduce oxidative stress.
● Organic Blueberries are a nutrient-dense natural brain booster full of antioxidants.
● Artisanal Cheese is full of delicious protein to help you feel full. Look for this cheese at your local deli counter. It comes highly recommended.
● Crunchy Granola is a satisfying carbohydrate full of fiber that provides a boost of protein sustaining energy.
● Nut Butters are tasty protein-dense options that will keep you satisfied longer and provide optimal energy. You can pack them with crackers or celery.
● Keto-Friendly Bacon is a great snack. Just a little bit of sustainably raised bacon is a very good thing, in moderation. Choose fresh, all-natural bacon from the butcher counter. It is loaded with fat and protein to keep you satiated and full all day long.
● Mediterranean Olives are loaded with heart-healthy fats that are very good for you.
These are just a few convenient snack ideas to keep nurses feeling energized during long work shifts. Prepare these ahead of time and as a nurse you’ll be better equipped to resist workplace sugar traps and junk food machines.