Night Shift Hangover

Hello. And I mean no exclamation point with that. Sorry folks, I am hanging on by a thread here. I have been battling my night shift hangover since first thing this morning. After 8 hours of sleep, it took everything in me to get out of bed and get moving and as the (lonnnnnnnng) day progressed, I faded bit by bit.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a night shift and I guess since I wasn’t feeling too bad after my nap yesterday that it made me forget about the second day…it’s like DOMS for your internal clock! Most of my day has been spent downing ginger tea like its my job to ease my sensitive stomach and trying not to fall asleep standing up!

I should have known when it took me nearly 20 minutes this morning to decide on breakfast, though I have to say that the final decision was spot on! I’ve been wanting to try adding peanut flour to my oats like I’ve seen so many other bloggers do and I just happened to have a sad little banana that decided to jump in on the action too!

Creamy Peanutty Oats with Banana & Flax: (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, halved and separated
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds

1. Combine oats, milk, peanut flour and extract water in a saucepan and cook over                   medium heat until mixture starts to bubble.
2. Slice 1/2 a banana into thin slices and whisk into oat mixture and cook for an                       additional 3-4 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds and allow to set for 10 minutes or so to give         the chia seeds time to do their thickening thang!
4. Pour oats into a bowl, add sliced banana and top with flax seeds.

This was one of the creamiest bowls of oats that I’ve made! I loved how the peanut flour came through without overpowering the taste of the sweet banana! Mmm!

Now, before I pass out and end up with “asdf jkl;” stamped on my forehead, let me show you my quick, easy, and perfectly yummy dinner!

1 slice whole wheat naan topped with spinach and artichoke hummus, sautéed spinach, and Daiya cheddar! Light on the “hangover” tummy, easy and quick for the foggy brain!

Alright, I’m off to go find my normalcy in the form of head to pillow! Nite everybody!

What’s your favorite fix-it-fast dinner when you don’t want to think?

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35 Responses to Night Shift Hangover

  1. Amanda says:

    Quesadillas! Or the classic veggie burger!

  2. Eggs are my go to meal when I am time crunched!

  3. Kristina says:

    hope you catch up on sleep-thats the worst feeling…usually my go to is some sort of pasta or cereal-hello carbs:)

  4. Jenny says:

    Wow I need to buy peanut flour asap! Does it make a big difference in the oats?

  5. Mrs. Fish says:

    No thinking required dinner:
    Printing a recipe and putting it on the stove for my husband. 🙂
    Since that isn’t really a reality for me right now, I’d have to say my quick version of red beans and rice or coconut chicken. 🙂 Since cajun food and I are like BFFs, the red beans and rice usually wins!

  6. I hope you get some rest. Those night shifts can be so rough. I love the looks of that oatmeal. I don’t use flax seeds enough and I have an abundance of them right now…

    When I don’t want to think I have 2 kiddos that take pity on me and offer to cook. Usually. My little girl ends up making her stuffed shells or piggies in blankies and Ethan (my stepson) makes some form of risotto. It’s such a relief to see those things because they take a huge load off my mind by fixing dinner. 🙂

    Hummus is the best. Seriously.

    • Very nice! Sounds like you have some little future foodies under your roof! I only wish I knew how to cook when I was younger! I thought I was doing pretty good knowing how to make boxed brownies when I went off to college! Ha!

  7. Hehe, your got peanut flour! 😀

    YUM!!!! Would you recommend the chia seeds? Is their taste similar to flax?

  8. I feel like all of my meals are really quick- I haven’t had a ton of time to cook lately! Both of your meals look amazing, as usual. I had a quesadilla for dinner- doesn’t get any easier than that!

  9. Those oats look awesome!! I love cederlane frozen meals when I’m being lazy!! The stats are better then most frozen meals!!

    • Hmm, don’t think I’ve ever heard of them. I used to be a huge fan of Lean Cuisine…until I got curious and turned the package over one day to look at the ingredients! Yikes! What the heck IS all that crap??

  10. I think you know that dip is my answer to the easy dinner question! 😉 Hope you sleep well, hon!

  11. Hope you feel back to yourself tommorow and not tired!

    Your dinner looks awesome! and so simple! Imma try that tommorow for lunch!

  12. I LOVE peanut flour in oats! such a great texture!! my go to dinner is steamed or roasted veg with hummus and a sammie thin with pb!

  13. inmytummy says:

    Get some sleep! My favorite non-thinking dinner is to make a pizza on a tortilla or a pita bread.

  14. Last night I was home by myself and was exhausted! I definitely wanted a fix-it-fast dinner so I made myself a breakfast sandwich on a bagel thin with a side of carrot sticks! HA! I like to keep it classy! 🙂

  15. Amanda says:

    Oh night shift! I worked one sometimes in college and it was pure hell. No matter how much sleep I got, I just never felt good or right. Good luck getting through it and feel better!

    • I know, it’s crazy isn’t it? You never realize how much your body depends on a regular schedule until you go messing around with it! It usually takes me a good 2 days to recuperate!

  16. Little Bookworm says:

    Hope you feel better soon! That dinner looks – I like pasta with a sauce and some vegetables. Quick to throw together.

  17. Oh girl, here’s a *HUG* from me. Have some serious rest time as soon as you get a chance.

    Go to meal for us is usually spaghetti 🙂

  18. Woah, that dinner of yours looks DELICIOUS! Warm, gooey “cheese” and green sauce- oh yum!
    Lovin’ the oats too.

    I definitely had night shifts when I work at a hotel a few years ago- omg longest shifts ever. And weirdest people ever would come in (wasted).. anyway, I feel your pain.

  19. Fix it fast? Hmmm… squash casserole… or cereal or….. frozen flatbread pizza from TJ is always fun… though I didn’t get to stock up so i’m out! oh no!!!!

    your pizza-y dinner looks fab ❤

  20. Dinner looks great! So sorry that you are so exhausted 😦

    I usually do quick oats when I am crunched for time or cereal. But I have had those “takes forever to decide” mornings with my breakfasts.

    Hope you catch up on much needed rest!

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