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We Asked What Snacks Get You Through Your Shift and the Results Are in...

20th Apr, 2017

We Asked What Snacks Get You Through Your Shift and the Results Are in...

We asked you what snacks you eat when you're working a busy shift and you gave us a mixed bunch of answers! Judging by these results, it's clear that what healthcare professionals look for is a speedy snack! What do you think? 

Hoola Hoops Puft

 Hula hoops - low calorie crisps UK



These light and airy crisps seem to be very popular amongst healthcare professionals - why? They're easy to grab and low in fat but with all the flavour of a regular bag of crisps (we know what you're thinking and no, we're not advertising for Hula Hoops - this is all genuine feedback from our candidates!) 


How many calories in toast? Quick snacks at work

Plain and simple, this age-old breakfast food is accessible, quick and easy to eat at any time of day. Its high carbohydrate content makes it the perfect eat for healthcare workers on the go because it provides plenty of energy (plus, it's super tasty with strawberry jam!). 


Spaghetti Bolognese recipe - best meals to bulk cook - food prep help

Some of our candidates fancy eating something a bit heartier when they have a spare minute, and what dish has more heart than Bolognese? Our healthcare professionals claim that this delicious food is easy to prep in bulk batches, which is perfect for busy shift-workers. It's also full of good, healthy ingredients and keeps you feeling full all day. 


Best cereal to eat - how many calories in cereal? UK breakfast cereals


We all know that exciting feeling of eating breakfast for dinner, right? Cereal makes the ideal snack food because it's packed with fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. It's also super cheap and involves next to no prep time. Stick to less-sugary varieties where possible to avoid sugar-fueled highs and crashes. 


Kit Kat chocolate - how many calories in a Kit Kat

What kind of list would this be if we didn't include chocolate in here somewhere? Our candidates love a KitKat because they're easy to grab, taste great dunked in a cuppa and can be purchased in various places within the hospital. Plus, y'know, chocolate covered...enough said.

Chicken and veggies

Healthy meals to bulk prep - chicken and veg - meal prep ideas

Time may be an issue for healthcare professionals but staying healthy is equally important. Lots of you told Your World that bulk-cooked chicken and veg is a go-to food. The protein from the chicken keeps you feeling fuller longer and the veggies are crammed with essential vitamins. Pre-prepare a batch of this tasty meal and it should last you a couple of days!

For more quick and healthy recipes to make before and after shifts, click here.

Trek Bars

Trek Bars nutritional info - Trek Bar flavours - healthy snack bars

These protein-packed, gluten and dairy free bars are 100% vegan, all natural and made of cold-pressed fruits like dates. Each bar contains 10g of protein and tastes great. With a wide range of flavours, including chocolate, peanut and berry, these are ideal for a quick, fulfilling snack.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit calories - fresh fruit snack ideas - work meals

Nature's rainbow food. Fresh fruit is healthy, easily accessible, quick to eat and tastes amazing! Our candidates love to bring their own fruit from home or buy some from shops and cafes within the hospital.

Muller Light Yoghurts

Muller Light yoghurts - best yoghurt to eat for weight loss - low calorie yoghurt

Muller Light yoghurts are delicious, easy to carry around and simple to eat on the go. They're full of calcium and really low in fat, which makes them perfect for a post-lunch or mid-morning snack. They come in plenty of flavours too so you won't get bored quickly.

WAIT! Before you go...

Is a proper diet your passion? Don't forget to look at our Dietitian jobs for your next career move! Why not give our team a call on 020 7220 0824 to find out more.

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