Your body truly doesn't care what time it is, or when you eat - it just wants a certain amount of nutrition and energy.
It sounds like the evenings that you are working are just shifted in time from what are considered "regular" hours, so that you would have your "breakfast" meal before work, "lunch" while at work, and "dinner" when you get home. I assume that you don't go to bed immediately when you get home, so really you can just treat it like everyone else's evening but just a bit later.
If you look at it that way, then your dinner can have the same variety that anyone else would have. You can make up some chili or stew or soup in the crockpot to have ready when you get home, or throw a bunch of veggies in for a stirfry, and do some batch-cooking of meats on days that you're not working so that they're quick to add to whatever you are in the mood for.
If you're working this shift on top of a day-time job, then it may seem a bit more difficult, since you more likely will be wanting to go to bed not too long after you get home. Again, your body doesn't care, but you may find it more difficult to get to sleep if you've just eaten a large meal. If this is the case, then you might want to consider splitting your calories in to 6 (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, first dinner, evening snack, second dinner) so that no one meal is very large, but still gives you enough calories to feel satisfied and energetic.
Personally, in this case, I'd be planning on splitting my "dinner" meal in to 2 so that I would have the leftovers ready when I got home. Alternatively, I'd go for yogurt with nuts and fruit, or baked oatmeal with nuts and fruit, or a quick omelet (something not too heavy that still has a good amount of protein and fat) as my late meal.
Hope this gives you some ideas!
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