Dieticians always claim that you should avoid eating food at night as this will not only increase weight but also negatively affect the digestive system. But what if you work at night? In this case, the schedule and menu should be reviewed. Below is a list of the best healthy and delicious snacks recipes that you can eat during next night’s shifts.
1. Dip platter
This is one of my favorite snacks that I usually eat during a night shift, easy to do and take a few minutes to prepare. Eat vegetables such as celery, carrots, raw broccoli, small Lebanese cucumber and pepper. Wash them and cut the vegetables in the sticks. Next, prepare a fruit platter, and it can include grapes, berries, apples, and pears. Slide them if necessary. You can add chain cheese or homemade cheese to your mix. The last thing you need is hummus, as it will make your snack nutritious and delicious.
2. Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are exactly what you need to stay healthy while working in night shifts. Rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Moreover, chia seeds support the heart and digestive system, improve skin health and have anti-aging effect.
You will need 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, and pour them with 2 cups of sugar-free milk (coconut, almond or cashew). Make sure it is sugar free. Add the top: blueberries, strawberries or blackberries. You can sweeten the mixture with vanilla, maple syrup, pinched cardamom, chopped raisins, honey or cocoa powder. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl.
Granola will be the perfect company to transform you at night. Sprinkle it with berries and lean yogurt, and it prevents feeling tired.
4. Gourmet boiled eggs
Eggs have many health benefits because they are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and fats. This is a great food that contains essential nutrients and will give a long feeling of satiety. Here is an interesting egg recipe with bacon for a night shift: Boil some eggs and peel them. Then, fry a handful of bacon. Mix it with some avocado.
5. Toast topper
This recipe can be modified a million times. Make a toast from a piece of bread full-fat, gluten-free, or brown and add it to your choice. You can use the following options:
Banana slices with / without cinnamon and honey
Banana slices on top of ricotta cheese, topped with raisins and pecans
Avocado with trout or salmon, red onion and capers.
Cheese and cucumber home
The possible class is not limited to those mentioned. Be creative and get your own personal recipe from excellent toast.
6. Dried fruit and nut mix
This recipe will be a very healthy and delicious choice to satisfy your hunger during a night shift. Moreover, dried fruits and nuts are rich in fiber and potassium which are necessary for our general health.
Take a wide variety of nuts (raw cashews, roasted almonds), dried fruits (raisins, cherries, cranberries, and apricots), raw pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate. Add lean milk to the mixture.
7. Toasted sandwich or a ‘toastie’
You can prepare spicy croutons with different fillings every time, so you will not get sick of this snack for sure. Here is a list of the best options for filling toast:
Meat: chicken, pork, grilled meat, tuna, or turkey.
• Tomatoes: Cut tomatoes into small pieces and add varieties to your taste.
Vegetables: spinach or rocket, avocado.
Cheese: cottage or ricotta cheese
• Spices: Made mustard, cranberry sauce (with turkey), sweet chilli sauce, pepper or pesto.
8. Tuna and Crackers
Tuna is exceptional in taste and great for preparing snacks. It is incredibly rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. Tuna will help you maintain youth and beauty. Just don’t forget mint when you get back to work! If you want to avoid crackers, you can make a salad with lettuce, carrots, red onions and peppers.
9. Celery and peanut butter
This is a powerful blend that has a lot of health benefits but be aware, peanut butter is very rich in calories and fat, so make sure you don’t eat it excessively.
10. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidants and minerals. Moreover, the study shows that dark chocolate improves brain function, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and reduces inflammation.