WIAW: The Graveyard Edition

Hey boos!

Hope you are all having a good week! Thank you guys for your caring comments regarding my car accident last night. I’m pretty sore today, but not sore enough to keep me from going to work…

I’m on night shifts until Thanksgiving…because I happen to be the best tech in the world and volunteered to cover while the regular night shift tech goes on vacation…and ok, maybe I like the boost in pay too! 😉

So this week’s edition will give you guys a little peek into what I eat while I’m fighting off zombies working the graves:

Thanks Jenn for being the hostess with the mostest!

You guys be sure to check out all the delicious looking link ups for this week’s party!

This morning, er…this afternoon (2pm) started with my multis and a swig from the almond milk carton.

Hey, don’t tell me you’ve never done it!

Then I sipped on a mug of 1/3 caff coffee while trying to decide what to make for breakfast

Since I couldn’t get Sunday’s pancakes out of my mind, I figured what the heck…I had the time!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes layered with Greek yogurt, pumpkin butter, and walnuts!

Mmmm! Hit the spot!

Before I jetted off to work, I FINALLY got around to making Jenn’s hash brown breakfast sandwich with jalapeno ranch…only in wrap form along with the other half of my apple leftover from breakfast.

Seriously folks, she wasn’t lying…that sauce is DELICIOUS!

There may or may not have been another mug of coffee involved 😉

Snacktime came around midnight:

It was time for some carrots and…


Mmm, LOVE the sweet taste of kettlecorn!

Around 3am, I started getting hungry for breakfast dinner:

So I added some hot water to my bowl of oats/vanilla protein/cinnamon/cranberries and drizzled it with coconut peanut butter!

Yes, I did in fact eat breakfast THREE times on this day…but if there’s one thing I’ve discovered since working on this shift, it’s that you HAVE to just give your body what it wants…you’re already messing up your internal clock, might as well treat yourself to a little comfort food…and my comfort food happens to be breakfast!

Like you guys didn’t already know that! 😉

Along with my eats for the day, MUCH water and warm decaf green tea (which I like to pretend is caffeinated) was consumed…especially around 4am when the temperature in the hospital always seems to drop about 20 degrees!

Have you ever worked night shift or pulled an all-nighter for some reason?

Do you find you get weird cravings for food when you stay up really late?

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44 Responses to WIAW: The Graveyard Edition

  1. Vien says:

    Those pancakes look divine!!!!!!! It’s making me crave pancakes now!! 😀
    Late at night, my sweet cravings tend to kick in! And sometimes I crave something ‘gingery’!

  2. Coconut pb? How did I miss that recipe? Do you just add coconut extract?

    Love the sandwiching going on with those pancakes!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Actually it’s from Tropical Traditions…it’s a blend of coconut butter and peanut butter! Super melty and SUPER delicious!

  3. Lou says:

    I have pulled many, many all nighters – but never worked a night shift. I only stay up at night if there is something REALLY fun going on 🙂 Working? No thanks! I suppose getting up to a crying baby at all hours of the night is ‘working,’ kinda. I always crave oats too if I stay up late, hehehe 🙂 Or chocolate.

  4. Rebecca says:

    All your eats are making me hungry. I’ve sort of worked the night shift before once or twice. I didn’t like staying up until 3am since I normally go to bed no later than 10:30. I do crave weird things if I’m up that late though. Hope you feel better soon after your accident.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you Rebecca! I think it’s actually kind of odd that I’m able to flip-flop so well with this shift because I’m like you…if I’m up past 10:30, my head starts bobbing!

      Hope you’re having a good week!

  5. katie says:

    Im glad you are ok love : )

    Oh my , working nightshift has to be tough! Im sure you get used to it though, I would have to drink tons of coffee!!

    LOVE that kettlecorn! Mini Bags are the best!

    Happy Wednesday girl! xoxo

  6. I have worked the late shift and you have to feed your body when it wants it or fatigue will take over. Tony pulls all nighters often when he has a crazy deadline. He likes the peace of working at night occasionally. Those pancakes look amazing!

  7. Oh man, I don’t know how you do it! I used to pull all nighters at sleepovers when I was 10, but I just can’t do it anymore. I can barely stay up past midnight! 😛

    Love the idea of breakfast 3 times in one day. It’s definitely the best meal of the day!

  8. BAby carrots are my favorite. I haven’t had kettle corn in forever, so good! HAppy wiaw 😀

  9. Wow good for you for being able to push through a night shift, that must be really difficult. I’ve only pulled one or two being out with friends but never for work or studying!

  10. Emily says:

    I’ve pulled my fair share of all-nighters since I’m in undergrad. I’ve found my body confuses sleep cravings for food cravings. Last Saturday at 2 am I had the most insane craving for a cinnamon roll, so I made cinnamon roll pancakes as soon as I woke up!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Mmm, that sounds delish! And yeah, I’ve definitely been guilty of confusing my cravings before…most of the time I feel pretty normal, but there’s been nights where I just seem to struggle more for no reason. Probably my body revolting against me for messing with it’s internal clock! Haha!

  11. That wrap is a must make… looks sooo good. & Working in a hospital – I’ve definitely had my fair share of 3rd shift. Haha – I crave junk – doritos to be exact. : /

  12. I want all of your eats in my mouth right now! I have never worked a graveyard shift so glad you can make that transition I think I would be so internally messed up!

    Sorry to hear about your car accident. Hope you are ok <3

  13. i started working as a nurse on night shifts and the worst part was the commute. 12 hour shift on top of an hour commute both ways was so bad. honestly, i had so many close calls with accidents that i’m shocked nothing serious ever happened. as much as i opened the windows and blasted music, there were some drives that i just couldn’t keep my eyes open. i never got use to the flip flopping and it just was so bad for my mind and body. gah!! so happy thats over with. you’ll get through it and i’m so glad you are okay! by the way, i’m visiting you so we can just eat pancakes and drink coffee.. hehe 🙂

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, I can’t even imagine having that long of a commute after a 12 hour night shift! I would die! When I was in x-ray school, one of our clinic sites was an hour and a half from my house. I had to leave at around 6:20 in the morning and wouldn’t get home until just after 6 at night! Even if I felt fine before heading home, by the time I actually got there, I would barely have the energy to fix dinner and all I wanted to do was pass out! I actually did have a scare on my way there once…I dozed off and crossed the yellow line. Luckily someone saw what was happening and honked…scared the crap out of me! I was shaking for the rest of the drive…but hey, I was AWAKE! 😉

  14. I’ve done many all-nighters when my kids were infants. I just started being able to sleep through the night now that my daughter isn’t waking up anymore…. Thank God!!
    The coconut PB looks delicious… I have to get my hands on some =)

  15. Okk soo this post just made me really hungry. I am now craving pancakes, a wrap and popcorn. 🙂

  16. Everything on here looks so good!! I think I’m going to have to try those pancakes sooon!! They look delish.

  17. Courtney says:

    I could eat breakfast every day of my life over and over again for all meals so I see nothing wrong with this 🙂

  18. Wow those pancakes look incredible. Like seriously! I’m so making them next pancake Sunday so thanks for linking up the recipe.

    Sorry to hear about your accident but glad you’re not too shaken up 🙂

  19. i totally give you props for being able to do that sort of schedule! and i love how you are still able to keep your eats healthy and delicious 🙂

  20. That coconut peanut butter sounds so yummy. I pretty have the same kind of oats sans that cpb 🙂 I hate to say, but I am not a fan of kettlecorn. I don’t understand it, I don’t like the taste and the smell makes me gag. LOL. Hubby LOVES kettlecorn though, and I buy it form every once a month from the farmers market.

    And I MUST try that hashbrown wrap recipe. It looks yummy.

    Last time I pulled an all nighter, I was in college, but my more notorious ones were in high school. Stayed up working on papers, IMing fellow classmates as we all freaked out at all hours of the night. But I would never do it again. This girl needs sleep at night.

    Cheers to you to have the will and strength to do that!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh yeah, all-nighers are much more fun with friends…I had my fair share of them in college. I might have majored in radiologic technology, but I minored in procrastination! 😉

      I actually never had kettlecorn until I met my ex, but I loved it from the very beginning. I know there are a lot of people who don’t feel the love though…the way the taste/smell affects you is the same with me when I’m around funnel cake! I have a very hard time at fairs/carnivals! Ick!

  21. I don’t know if I could swap my days like that. and please tell me you don’t really work with dead people?
    Thanksgiving is my birthday. I thought I’d throw that out there, since you mentioned it. You can celebrate it by not working at night 🙂
    If I was working through the night, I’m pretty sure I’d want breakfast the whole time too. I was up randomly at 4am the other day and I just wanted breakfast for the rest of the day. When in doubt, oats, right?
    Hope you feel better soon. Your car….I wish they made large plasters for that.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks love! And no, I don’t actually work with dead people…I’ve only ever seen one before and it kinda weirded me out! :-/ Luckily for me, the morgue is at the opposite end of the hospital where I work…not too sure I could do the night shift if I was right next door! haha!

      Oats FTW!

  22. lizzie says:

    ive never had a shift tht late!
    actually, i dont even hav a job… hahahah

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hahahaha! I find that absolutely hilarious right now…but I’m also at the end of my last shift right now so it could be delirium kicking in! Lol

  23. I’m fairly certain I could eat breakfast for every meal of every day. Especially pancakes and oatmeal. Never gets old. Your wrap look really tasty. I might have to make one of those very soon. Love me some jalapeno ranch. Where did you get your cute little carrot bag? Totally adorbs.
    I hope you feel better soon! Take care of yourself 🙂

  24. I can understand why you couldn’t get those pancakes out of your mind, they look fabulous!

  25. i can’t imagine being on night shift – must be so hard! i also must say that that is the cutest carrot-carrying bag i have ever seen.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Actually, you get used to it after a couple of days and it’s not so bad…unfortunately, I’m on 4 day shifts right now so by the time I really get into the groove, it’s time for my days off and I have to start all over! Haha!

      I got my little snack bag off Etsy. They’re called Waste Not Saks…LOVE them! Here’s the link if you’re interested…they have a TON of patterns! http://www.etsy.com/shop/WasteNotSaks?ref=pr_shop_more

  26. Oh my goodness I’m glad you’re feeling okay this morning!! I feel like those pancakes could cure anything, though, wow do they ever look delish.
    I tend to crave weird things when I’m up really late as well, or when I’m out on the town ^~ I remember once dragging my friends to a 24-hr grocery store after they’d all bought the typical poutine/fries/mcdacs because I was DYING for grapes. bahahah.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you Stephanie and yeah, I’m pretty sure that the food cravings that happen during an all-nighter are akin to pregnancy cravings! You want it and you want it NOW! haha!

  27. Lindsay says:

    Ugh night shifts suck. I used to work at a hospital and I hated them. My roommate is actually about to have her first night shift ever working in the ER. She is freaking out. Why are you the pancake goddess? Seriously. You have skills girl.

  28. I used to work overnights and I always ate “breakfast” at midnight… usually microwaved oats or microwaved eggs! My food cravings were definitely all turned around!! 😀

  29. Lauren says:

    You go, girl! Graveyards sound like no joke. When I worked at the library on campus last year, I would have to work till 11 PM once a week and during finals it was 2 AM. And I thought I was tough. You never realize how much food it takes to stay up late until you do it!

  30. yayyy i’m glad you love it! =) I think that’s going to be my breakfast tomorrow. I need some more YUM in my face!


  31. janetha says:

    so maybe your title made me think you had a picnic at the cemetery…

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