5 Snacks Every Nurse Should Keep In Their Pocket

As a nurse, you know that you need some boosts of energy throughout the day to keep you going! But, it isn’t as easy as taking a break and eating a snack. With the on the go job of a nurse, you might have to stuff your pockets with easy to eat snacks to keep your energized. Here are some great ideas for snacks on the go!

Dried Nuts or Fruit

This salty and sweet snack is known to be energy boosting and high in protein, with less than 15 g of sugar (when proportioned right). Keeping this in a bag in your pocket would be ideal allowing you to reach in and munch whenever you like. Just remember to wash your hands first!

Protein Bars

This is a great bar on the go (and a very tasty one). GoMacro Vegan Protein Bars have 12g of organic protein and a good amount of good fats (mono- and polyunsaturated). Because of its content it’s sure to keep you satisfied between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner!

Protein Bites

Ok so these can’t really be in your pocket but you can keep them on hand. Protein bits provide you with a good amount of protein, mono- and polyunsaturated fats so you can fuel your body with the right nutrients. Once again, protein bites can also satisfy that sweet craving you’ve been having around 3 in the afternoon, and are a great substitute for a cookie. Here’s a recipe for a delicious option! Peanut Butter Protein Bite

thinkThin Protein Bar

These bars are high in protein and low in sugar but are bound to take care of that sweet craving you’ve been having, AND, keep you satiated until your next meal.

Granola Bars

Granola bars are a great snack because they can fit anywhere. There are so many different kinds an brands that it’s important that you not eat just any bar, but a bar with at least 5 g of fiber and protein and less than 15 g of sugar. You want a bar that is the least processed so you can get the most nutrients.

 

What are your favorite snacks to keep you going through the day?