Taking care of your health should be a priority. Your schedule never lets up and work sometimes feels like a roller-coaster ride. As a result, your eating habits lead much to be desired and your energy levels are depleted. You probably resort to snacking on all the wrong things or you end up skipping meals and indulging in one big heavy meal that leaves you feeling like you can’t breathe.

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If your body is going to function at its optimum level, it requires the correct fuel, and this means sticking to a clean, healthy eating plan. This requires planning and commitment. The temptations will not go away, but planning your meals goes a long way to helping you to resist them.

It is not always possible to get hold of healthy options, so it is best to spend a bit of time preparing your own. You need to do this in as little time as possible. Here is our list of some healthy and scrumptious on-the-go options to keep the hunger at bay during those long shifts.

  1. Fruit Salads

A fruit salad is always easy to prepare in the morning or if you are a bit of a last-minute morning person, take the fruit with you to work, and chop it during the first break you have. Fruits are a solid source of fiber and water, and they even satisfy your sweet cravings. If you have a relentlessly sweet tooth, you can always top a fruit salad with a piece or two of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is a healthier option for you than ordinary milk chocolate.

  1. Dried Nuts and Fruits Mix

Stock up on as many dried nuts and fruits and prepare a mix of all your favorite types. You can eat them anytime and anywhere since you can very easily bring them along in any ziplock bag or in a sealable food container. These will fill satisfy you, keep you full for longer, and help you to avoid any carb cravings you might have during the shift. they provide will fuel your body for a long time. Your carb cravings will be gone in no time.

  1. Tuna Salad

It is the perfect meal for a hard, demanding day. Mix in some of your favorite vegetables, chopped boiled egg, and you will have a nutritious, healthy and satisfying meal. For a quick, delicious recipe, you can go for something as simple as mixing celery, a touch of red onions and tuna. For a flavor kick, prepare a dressing out of lemon juice, olive oil, and yogurt and you are good to go. If you feel generous, you can easily add shredded cabbage, cucumbers, some slices of apple or dried fruits. All healthy and quick to make as you can use whatever is in your veggie drawer.

  1.  Boiled Eggs

They are a real treat for your body, and they are so easy to prepare especially if you have a nifty egg-boiler. You can always bring along some delicious cottage cheese or even a real veggie salad to complement them.

  1. Hummus Dips

Hummus is an amazing snack, and it happens to be delectable too. For those days when you feel like having some comfort food, you might find a great alternative to a good old hummus to dip in your veggie slices.

  1. Coconut Water

It might not sound like a satisfying snack, but it is a great alternative to hydrating your body. Not everyone loves water, even though it is the better option. Coconut water is a good source of potassium, and it has a delicate flavor that will leave you looking to sip it regularly. The great part about it is that you can store them very easily which makes them the perfect option for having them with you wherever you go.

 

  1. Healthy Sandwiches

You will love this recipe right away: low GI, whole grain bread with seeds or nuts, slices of low-fat cheese, some baby spinach leaves, and some delicious turkey breast slices. It is simply irresistible. You will not need to visit that vending machine.

  1. Avocado Toast

If you are short on time and even shorter on ideas, avocado toasts are a delicious, healthy, and quick meal-on-the-go. Mash an avocado onto a slice of whole grain bread with a slice of tomato and a pinch of salt and black pepper. A dash of freshly squeezed lemon on top, and you are good to go.

Hope this inspires you to be less hungry and healthier during those long, draining shifts.

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