Most days, I’m in the gym for 6.30am so by the time I get into work, I’m super hungry. I always have a protein shake but I really need some proper brekkie in me. I’m generally healthy and try to avoid heavy carbs unless I’m working out in the evening. I wanted to share some the things I eat for my breakfasts at work. They’re easy to make and so much better than a boring bowl of cereal. I love a good brunch so these have inspired a couple of my morning meals. I aim to be full and not snack before lunch. Getting good fats and some protein in first thing helps this. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water between meals to help to. Unfortunately, I’ll never give up my coffee addiction so I’ve always got a cup on the go to wash down my breakfast!
Five Easy To Make Breakfasts At Work
Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Avocado (Above)
After learning how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave from one of the girls at work, I’ve been eating this most days. If I’m trying to have a low carb breakfast but want to get some good fats in, this is a great one. Super easy, I generally have two slices of smoked ham, two eggs and half an avocado. You can make scrambled eggs by popping them in a cup, putting a splash of milk in and microwaving for 2 minutes. Stir them half way and make sure they’re cooked all the way through. Fluff them at the end and then plate them up.
Poached Egg on Toast with Avocado
I’m still mastering runny poached eggs in the microwave at the moment. However, that being said, it’s still incredibly yummy. I buy the really small loaves so have two slices of seeded bread with two poached eggs and a small avocado. Again, it’s really easy to make poached eggs in the microwave. Put one egg in a cup and pour a little boiling water on top. Put a plate over the mug and pop in the microwave. I’ve found it difficult to make them runny but around a minute and a half seems to work best.
This is something I’ll always make the night before if I know I’m doing a big workout in the morning or I’m working out later in the day. You can find loads of different recipes on Pinterest for flavour inspiration. I tend to make mine with yoghurt, porridge oats, some frozen fruits and some form of nuts. I love flaked almonds or sometimes I’ll switch them for peanut butter. I eat them cold but you can heat them in the microwave if you don’t like them like that. This works with a scoop of protein also if you want a bit more flavouring or are having them post-workout.
Again, I’ll have these after a big workout. Porridge, protein powder, peanut butter/nuts, some fruit and honey. This is really filling so if you get hungry easily, this is probably the best breakfast to have at work. I’m hoping the weather changes soon so that I don’t have to warm myself up by eating porridge for breakfast though!
Three Ingredient Pancakes
Something else that needs making the night before and heating up at work. There are different variations of healthy pancake alternatives but I personally use a three ingredient recipe. Blend together a banana, two eggs and a cup of oats and then fry with a little bit of coconut oil. If you’re mixture isn’t liquid enough, add a drop of coconut/almond milk. I team mine up with some yoghurt, fruit and honey for a brekkie that hits my sweet tooth perfectly.
There are so many different things you can make for work if you do a little bit of food prepping. Breakfasts at work don’t have to be boring like cereal or a bit of toast. Keep it healthy but make sure you’re full in order to keep cravings at bay. Have some fruit on hand to stay on track until lunch time and you’ll be set. I often find that drinking lots of water helps too. If you’re dehydrated you can feel more hungry.