Travel nurses are busy people – they need nourishment! These are a few of our favourite quick-n-easy snack ideas for nurses with a sweet tooth, whether they’re at home or on the road.

Low-fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

So. Much. Gooood stufffff!

Ambitious Kitchen food blogger, Monique, combined a whole list of healthy ingredients to create these low-calorie, low-fat, FULL-flavour muffins. They are absolutely perfect for days where you experience a mid-shift energy slump or chocolate craving.

Tip: Keep out enough muffins to last 3-4 days at a time and freeze the rest to help maintain freshness.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

These taste like they should not be good for you – but they are!

If you’re looking for a no-bake vegan snack, this is a great go-to recipe. Catering to a wide variety of dietary preferences (did we mention they’re also gluten free AND paleo?!), these little cookie balls are perfect for sharing.

Tip: Switch in any protein powder to make a delicious new creation. Strawberry or chocolate flavoured protein powder are just two ideas if you’re a fan of chocolate covered strawberries or double chocolate cookies!

SMOS Smoothie

This recipe is our very own! Packed with vitamins and nutrients, the SMOS Smoothie is a deliciously healthy way to stave off hunger, especially if you can’t fit in a meal or are too tired to cook immediately post-shift. With vitamin c, fiber, and loads of antioxidants, it’s also a perfect on-the-go morning snack for nurses who choose extra sleep over a sit-down morning meal.

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 a large orange

handful of spinach

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)

8oz water

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal

Who says oatmeal is only for breakfast time?! Whenever an energy slump or sugar craving hits, a healthy dose of oats may be all you need to boost your energy and power through the rest of your day.

Chocolate Covered Katie, a blogger who specializes in creating healthy desserts, shows you how you can take oatmeal from boring to bananas with this mouthwatering recipe. If you weren’t hungry before reading this, we can bet you are now!

Super Simple

If you’re looking for a back-to-basics snack idea that will satisfy your sweet tooth and take almost zero prep time, nothing beats an apple. Toss one into your bag to slice when you need it, and top the slices off with cinnamon, peanut butter, or a soft cheese to liven up the flavour.

Tip: If you’re willing to put in a little bit of work to make your snack, you can make “Apple Sandwiches” by spreading peanut butter on an apple slice, then sprinkling granola on top before sandwiching it closed with another apple slice. Bon apetit!

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