FOOOOOOOOOD - What snacks/meals do you have for clinicals?

  1. What snacks do you pack for clinicals? I'm a pretzel and cheese girl myself... salt is my go to when I'm running around all the time.

    What about meals? Do you eat with the rest of the "dining out" crew, grab something from the cafeteria, or pack your lunch?

    I'm trying to change my eating habits and looking to see what others do
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  3. by   donk
    Yogurt with berries and granola and I stir in protein powder to make it more filling
  4. by   Jill2Shay
    Last semester we only got 30 minutes to eat and there was nothing close by so everyone packed lunch. I usually too something non-refrigerated like PBJ and fruit, or something I could keep cold with an icepack... there was no room in the fridge for our stuff.
  5. by   blondebabe0625
    Lunchables lol.
  6. by   blondebabe0625
    Pack a sandwich, fruit like grapes, juice, and chips.

    That's my on the run food!
  7. by   ssaarraahh
    When I was in nursing school, I always had a Greek yogurt (lots of protein) with granola for morning snack. For lunch, I usually had a sandwich or a lean cuisine. And then for afternoon snack, I usually had fruit.
    Now, as a working nurse, I still do this same, but I add in either nuts or a fiber one bar to my second snack. I work 12 hour days so I need to make sure I have enough food to get me through the day.
  8. by   m0lasses
    I did a lot of eating out and/or grabbing cafeteria food in school. I gained 10 pounds for it too even though I was active. I'd recommend packing your lunch. Some ideas for days are oatmeal packets for you break mid-morning or bars. Lunch can be anything, though I like to keep things on the lighter side. I really like tuna sandwiches, but other people hate the smell. I'd also recommend packing snacks. I used to keep a bag of almonds in a scrub pocket for clinical (dedicated pocket that nothing else ever went into). Then I could snack while waiting for the pyxis or while charting.
  9. by   Philly_LPN_Girl
    We dont have lunch at clinicals we go from 7-12 and take 15 min breaks. I drink pepsis and love fruits to snack on and give me energy.
  10. by   rubato
    I bring lunch and snacks for two reasons:
    1. I am cheap and every time I went to the cafeteria, I would spend around $7-$10, which is crazy to me.
    2. I am super picky because I don't eat any processed foods, grains, dairy, beans or legumes, soy, sugar, etc.....there's practically no way for me to eat unless I bring it from home.
  11. by   DisneyNurseGal
    I am a fan of rice cakes and apples with peanut butter.
  12. by   BBB<3
    Chicken salad sandwich {Oh I'm craving some now!!} I also plan on trying out the mason jar salads
  13. by   Kimynurse
    Last semester was a disaster for me dieting

    I gain a lot of what I lost in weight watchers

    Lots if study eating and 16 hour shifts at work

    I'm back on plan

    Greek yogurt
    Hard boiled egg
    Fresh veg
    Fresh fruit
  14. by   scrlet
    I usually bring a few things! Strawberries in yogurt with granola, hard boiled eggs, tuna or egg salad sandwich, some other fruit of some sort. Maybe a cheese string or some other snack food. Just depends on what I have at home, but usually a lot of little things and a sandwich of some sort! I bring a travel mug of tea and it stays hot, but I usually break down at some point and buy a coffee. I will buy soup too some days! LOL ok I sound like all I do is eat while I'm at clinical! It's more I can't eat when I first wake up at 5am, so I pack enough because I will get hungry.