Hoping some of you guys can think of a few more ideas for me please!
My boyfriend works shifts, a mixture of earlies (7am-4pm/7am-5pm), lates (2pm-4am/3pm-11pm) and nights (9pm-7am/10pm-7am).
Due tothe job he does he cannot have anything that requires an oven, toaster or microwave. Nor can he have anything that is likely to become soggy.
His job means that sometimes he is very pushed for time to eat, he doesn't get a set break and has had to leave his food in order to go back to work at a moments notice.
I could do with some ideas for food for him. I'm struggling to keep it interesting but simple at the same time. I know he gets bored with food on nights, which often consists of cereal bars or cereal (when he's back inside and not out driving).
He's not particularly fussy with his food though.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Ideas for meals and snacks for shift worker? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-05-2013 16:37
- 13-05-2013 18:38
Breakfast - Granola and yoghurt with fruit.
Lunch/other - Sandwiches. Or he could make a pasta salad the night before and pack that ready for the morning.
He could take some of those small packets of raisins or nuts, I know they're for kids, but I'm 19 and also do shift work, I find it helps as a little boost until I can get a proper meal.
- 13-05-2013 18:55
I'm a student nurse so work shifts when I'm on placement and I often find a few hours into a heavy shift I'll need something a little sugary so I often have something like a funsize mars bar (or any chocolate hanging around of the stations) and a little box of grapes. For main meals I quite like those baxters boxes things, they're like pasta and sauce in a box but wouldn't be ideal for him if he's driving. I quite like rivita and hummus as well and i find that often fills me up for long enough.
- 14-05-2013 00:50
Sandwiches, pasta salad, pieces of fruit, chocolate bars etc.
I would probably just have something small to eat and try and get a decent proper meal in before or after work if there really isn't much opportunity to eat at work.