4 Quick, Healthy Breakfasts For The Office
Do you find it difficult to eat breakfast each morning, especially when you’re rushing off to work?
I know it can be tempting to stay in bed rather than getting up and preparing something to eat but eating a healthy breakfast each day is so important!
Having breakfast not only helps to wake up your metabolism, it can also help to improve your concentration levels during the morning. We all have different schedules and I know some people don’t like to eat first thing after they wake up. It’s all about finding what works for you — if you prefer to eat once you get to work, that’s okay.
I’ve put together some office breakfast ideas that are perfect if you never seem to have time for breakfast before you get to work. Give some of these a try!
Quick, healthy breakfast ideas
Pack the ingredients you need the night before and then you can make one of these tasty office breakfast ideas once you get to work!
1. Smashed avo on toast
If you’re as obsessed with avocado as I am, then this will be right up your alley! So long as you have some way to toast bread at the office, you’ll be able to whip up this quick and healthy breakfast.
How to make it:
- To make the smashed avo, scoop out an avocado and use the back of a fork to mash it up.
- Squeeze about a tablespoon of lemon juice over the top of the avocado and sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt before mixing again.
- Make your toast and spread the avocado mixture over the top.
For the days you’re not in the office, you can try making this healthy smashed avo with poached eggs! Adding eggs gives you a dose of protein and makes it a really filling brunch.
2. Overnight oats
The great thing about overnight oats is that, as the name would suggest, you make them overnight! They are then ready to eat the next day, simply top the oats with some fresh berries, seeds or nuts.
My favourite is Raspberry Overnight Oats but you can also make them with pretty much any type of berry you like!
3. Bircher muesli
When you don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning, you might be tempted to order a bowl of bircher muesli from your nearest cafe. While this sounds like a healthy breakfast option, many are loaded with added sugar. Making your own version the night before ensures you know exactly what is going into yours AND you can customise it to suit your tastes!
My healthy bircher muesli recipe is perfect because you can prepare everything the night before and leave it to soak overnight. When you’re ready to have breakfast at work, simply chop up a fresh apple and top the oats with some goji berries, dried cranberries or any other fruits you enjoy!
4. Savoury breakfast bowl
If you prefer to stay away from sweet breakfasts, this office breakfast idea will appeal to you. Prepare some roasted vegetables and quinoa the night before and pop it into a container. You can then heat it up and eat it once you get to work.
I like to use sweet potato, carrot and broccoli for my bowl but you can choose the vegetables that you like.
Once you get to work:
- Heat the vegetables and quinoa in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Top the bowl with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds (pepitas), 30g of dried cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Making this easy office breakfast is great if you have trouble eating your recommended daily serves of vegetables each day.
Try making these quick healthy breakfasts!
When you feel as though it’s a rush to get out the door every morning, try taking some pressure off yourself. Many of these quick, healthy breakfasts can be prepared the night before and simply assembled once you get to work. Give these office breakfasts a try or read some more healthy breakfast ideas!
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