6 fresh breakfast ideas you can bring to work
Breakfast: Some people say it is the most important meal of the day. While this is debatable, there’s no question that it’s challenging to consistently have a healthy yet satisfying morning meal when your schedule is busy. However, with the right plan, you can stroll into work knowing you’ve packed a delicious breakfast that can sustain you until your lunch break. For ideas on how to do this, look no further than the six options we’ve compiled for you below.
1) Fruit toast. It’s safe to say that avocado toast is having a bit of a moment right now. Its soft, filling nature and umami flavor makes it the perfect thing for breakfast, but it’s far from the only fruit (yes, avocados are considered single-seed berries!) that works well on top of a crusty slice of bread. Bananas are a great way to add sweetness and texture to your toast breakfast in a way that’s still nutritious. When paired with your favorite nut butter, it might even be enough to carry you through lunch.
2) Smoothies. For the ultimate portable meal, you could hardly do better than a smoothie. There are so many recipes available online for smoothies that you could probably make a different one every day and never get tired of it. No matter how you decide to make it, check to make sure you’re getting the right vitamins and nutrients to kickstart your day. Smoothies that blend the filling properties of protein and fiber are your best bet. Watch the sugar content, though — add some spinach or kale to balance out the fruit. To save a little extra time in the morning, make yours the night before and store it in the fridge.
3) Savory oatmeal. We tend to think of oatmeal as a sweet breakfast, but there’s really nothing keeping you from making it savory instead. Season plain oatmeal with pepper and salt instead of sugar or cinnamon, then add your favorite vegetables, tomatoes, cheese, or even eggs to round things out. Make a big batch of oatmeal over the weekend and store it in the refrigerator, then add in your toppings when you go to reheat it on a weekday.
4) Grain bowls. This dish is another one that has become something of a trend recently, but it’s not just for lunch or dinner. Chia seeds and quinoa can go great with fruit, as a topping for oatmeal, in a parfait, or as a muesli-style “pudding” with coconut milk, all of which are quick and hearty meals for on-the-go mornings.
5) Breakfast burrito. This sounds like it could be time consuming, but keep in mind that the right filling can last a long time if stored properly. Keeping things vegetarian here is a great choice, as it will make for a nutrition-packed meal.
6) Omelette muffins. This is another make-ahead meal that tastes like a treat. Whisk eggs with your favorite omelette fillings, then pour the mixture into a muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes on a Sunday, then enjoy them for the rest of the week!
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