Ad – this post contains gifted items. These products are marked with an asterisk (*). I’ll admit it; I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater. I bloody love brunch, but on a regular workday, I’m usually not interested in anything other than a coffee until I’ve been awake for a few hours. That said, I do know that this isn’t ideal. What I can get on board with is eating a little later, at my desk. If you’re like me, here are the five best healthy breakfasts you can eat at your desk.
Healthy Breakfasts You Can Eat At Your Desk
Granola is a great way to start the day. Eat it hot or cold, with milk or yoghurt, and add all kinds of extras like dried fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, or fresh fruit. Erbology sent me some of their Tigernut Granola* to try. It’s organic, vegan, gluten-free, and gut-friendly, with no added sugar and no additives. Perfect if you want to kick your morning off as healthily as possible.
The ideal desk breakfast is something you can prep the night before and then grab as you’re running out the door. Overnight oats are spot-on for this.
You can change up the recipe to whatever you fancy. The night before, cover your porridge oats with milk or yoghurt (I like mine with greek yoghurt) and then chuck in dried fruit, nuts, seeds, or whatever else takes your fancy.
For an extra hit of healthy stuff, drizzle over a spoonful of Erbology’s Chia Seed Oil*. Chia seeds are rammed full good stuff like omega-3, but I’m not too fond of the texture of them, so this is an excellent way to get the benefits in a different form.
Egg Muffins are another good option to prep the night before.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Prep a muffin tin
You want either a non-stick muffin tin, or a regular muffin tin greased with a little oil.
- Choose your vegetables
Spinach, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and asparagus all work well, but you can check in fresh or frozen veg of any kind. Chop it all up evenly and throw it in a mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs
You want one egg per muffin. Break the eggs into the bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Mix in some cheese
Grated cheese works best, but chuck in whatever you’ve got. Don’t worry too much about amounts.
- Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tin
Pop the muffins into the oven for about 20 minutes
Eat them hot from the oven, or fridge them overnight to take to work in the morning. I like mine with hot sauce on top.
A lot of people find it hard to stomach solids in the morning, especially if they’re not usually someone who eats first thing. A smoothie means you still get something in you without making you feel gross. Avoid the sugar crash by not going too nuts with the fruit. Instead, make your smoothie with vegetables. Iron-rich, leafy greens like kale and spinach both work well.
Need some inspiration? There are lots of ideas for tasty vegetable smoothies on the BBC Good Food website.
Peanut Butter On Toast
I’d sit and eat peanut butter directly out of the jar, but that’s properly not appropriate at the office. If you’re working from home, or your office kitchen has a toaster, make some toast and spread it with peanut butter. Peanut butter is a good breakfast pick, due to it’s the high content of healthy fats and protein.
Choose a whole-grain toast, and make sure your peanut butter is one made only with peanuts. Otherwise, you’re eating loads of sugar for breakfast.
What are your favourite desk breakfast options? Do you think it’s OK to eat breakfast at the office?
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