Depending upon your shift, breakfast can be served at a variety of times. But whether morning, noon, or night, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. As a Traveler and a Nurse, you are always on the go; but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice healthiness. Here are 5 Healthy On-The-Go Breakfasts for Travel Nurses to try:
Greek yogurt with fresh berries, walnuts, granola
Put some raspberries or blueberries, granola, and/or some raw walnuts or almonds in a snack-sized Ziploc. That way they’ll be handy when you’re ready to sprinkle over your Greek yogurt. Buy single-serve yogurts or a larger tub and spoon into Tupperware. Drizzle honey or agave nectar over plain Greek yogurt — the healthiest option — for added flavor.
Frozen toaster waffle
If you go this route, be sure to choose a whole wheat or multigrain variety. You may also want to pay a little extra for an organic brand that doesn’t use GMOs. If you don’t want to travel with syrup, you can always spread peanut butter on the waffle which won’t be as messy as syrup on your commute.
Breakfast egg muffins
Scramble up several eggs — the amount is up to your needs, but 1 egg = about 1 muffin — and add in a few cups of veggies (broccoli, mushroom, peppers — whatever you like) and/or meat (ham, bacon, chicken — again, choose whatever you like best). Split the mixture even into a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Make up a batch of these at the start of your week and you can just grab, pop in the microwave, and go all week. These can also be frozen, but they’re so delicious that it probably won’t come to that!
Cottage cheese with tomato, fruit, or mixed-bean salad
Cottage cheese is packed with protein to jumpstart your metabolism in the morning. Chop us some tomatoes, peaches, pineapples, or even mixed bean salad (think classic three-bean, or an edamame-chickpea-kidney bean blend tossed lightly in a vinaigrette) and add on top of your cottage cheese.
And, if you still need something even more grab-and-go …
The tried and true Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s is still one of the best fast-food breakfast options, at just 300 calories.
We hope that your start of the day routine is enhanced by these 5 Healthy On-The-Go Breakfasts for Travel Nurses. Do you have any quick, healthy go-to breakfast ideas? If so, please share with your fellow Travelers in the comments.