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DASHKATH Posts: 861
7/11/13 5:47 A

MICHELLEXXXX has some great suggestions. I work in an office and ALWAYS keep snacks on hand (oatmeal, almonds, popcorn, peanut butter) so that I'm not raiding the candy jar when I'm hungry. On a daily basis I bring with me baby carrots, yogurt, and berries. Since you are a nurse I'm not sure what the regulations are about you keeping food around but I'm sure you could keep something in your locker that would work.

BENGEC1 SparkPoints: (7,572)
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7/10/13 4:26 P

They do look tempting. Does anyone mind if I ask how much? And how do you make turkey jerky at home MichelleXXX? We love Jerky. It would be great to have the recipe or a site to refer to....

Edited by: BENGEC1 at: 7/10/2013 (16:27)
7/10/13 7:54 A

I just ordered these (shipped to my workplace, not my home - so my son won't get into them). I'll check back here and let you know what I think after I receive them and try a few. I decided it was worth a try, and about the same price as buying a snack from the vending machines 14 times!

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6/7/13 10:45 P

I can relate to that; I also work on a unit where we don't sit down more than 5 minutes in a shift most days, even to chart. A few options I like that keep in my inner scrub pocket:
-spinach protein bars (homemade; tightly saran wrapped)
-a bag of raw almonds
-turkey jerky (homemade in dehydrator)
-zucchini chips (dehydrator)
-other dehydrated veggie chips/rings (red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, green beans)
-string cheese (it keeps in good all day without refrigeration)

I also like to make green smoothies; they go down quick and provide tons of energy.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 6/7/2013 (22:58)
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6/7/13 7:53 A

I do eat fresh produce, but live in a smallish town and whole foods or trader joes is not an option unless I want to travel 50 miles or so. I am also a nurse and though small town we have a very large hospital and very busy days. I would love to snack on celery or actually eat lunch but working in critical care a lot of times not an option. These snacks are at least healthy and will give me some get up and go instead of grabbing a snickers bar at the vending machines.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (11,644)
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6/7/13 5:18 A

I would recommend joining a csa and snacking on fresh produce if healthy variation delivered to your door is your reason for joining "Go snacks".

PBAILEY06 SparkPoints: (37,628)
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6/6/13 11:12 A

I do something similar through another company. I like it just because I like trying new things and they had a lot of snack combinations that looked interesting. I get a box with 4 snacks a week. I can't say its helped my diet or nutrition goals, but I think its fun.


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6/6/13 10:26 A

I saw the ad and checked out the website and actually they look pretty good. My job is on the go and a lot of times I have no time for lunch and end up eating something I should not later. Everything is organic and delivered to your door step. I just wondering if anyone gets them and what do you think about them?

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