Saturday, September 7, 2019

Nut Butter Packs And Other Breakfast Food To Eat At Your Desk

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the deal, but if you’re not a morning person it can be impossible to find the extra time to actually end a nutritious and healthy breakfast – no matter what the marketing says, pop tarts are not a good go-to.

While for a lot of people, eating first thing in the morning is simply not a pleasurable experience either, and even if you do force yourself to eat breakfast chances are if you are eating because you feel you should rather than because you are actually hungry, then you will probably be famished by the time you get to work.

If you’re commuting via public transport you may be able to eat your breakfast on the way, but that’s really never a fun experience for anyone, so your options really are either wait until morning tea break or eat at your desk when you get in. Catching up with morning emails over your bowl of granola might be a winner for your stomach, but for many offices blatantly enjoying breakfast at your desk is frowned upon, so your next alternative is a socially acceptable snack food like Julies collection of nut butter packs or a bit of fruit. .

Best Breakfasts On The Go

Coffee may be your go-to substance to get you moving in the morning, but there have been some interesting studies that suggest an apple will give you just as much up and go as your caffeinated beverage. Unfortunately, few people find munching on an apple either appealing or satisfying as a breakfast food. 


Enter the smoothie. A glass of milk for protein, an apple, maybe some berries, a banana and a few drops of vanilla essence for sweetness. Although smoothies are popular, and with all the fiber from the fruit they can help you stay feeling full for longer, people tend to overeat when they’re drinking smoothies. Few people would eat all the ingredients that go into the average smoothie in one sitting if it was handed to you cut up and in a big bowl.

Of course, the energy rush from a large amount of fructose can also be fantastic, but you need to make sure that you have created a breakfast drink that allows for sustained energy release rather than just a sudden sugar jolt. 


Adding nuts and seeds to your smoothie can help create this slow release of energy that helps keep you going longer. However, you still have the problem of actually consuming far more calories that necessary. One way around this is to turn excess smoothie mixture into ice pops, which make a great afterschool treat if you have children, or a post workout treat to help you cool down. 

Nut Butter

Thinking of nuts, you can also enjoy nut butter as a breakfast food. Although eating nut butter straight from the jar is a tried and true method, nut butter packs are probably a better way to enjoy your nutty goodness in the office. Pick a variety with expresso beans, smear it on an apple, and you’ll be zinging through your morning to-do list. 


If you are the sort of person who is super organized, you could spend some time looking at breakfast “muffin” recipes. These will often use mainly eggs and bacon or beans, you can load them with corn, capsicum, cheese or tomatoes, or you can look at sweet options. Using a flavored almond, peanut or cashew butter, add a banana, some eggs, maybe some berries and a bit of coconut flour, and you have yourself a great on-the-go pick me up. If you’re going the breakfast muffin route you’ll need back them ahead of time, then just pop them in the freezer and you’ll have breakfast (and maybe even afternoon tea) sorted for a week.

Of course, you could just boil an egg or two and eat them straight, but other than potential gas problems that seem to come with boiled eggs, they’re just not as much fun as a muffin, and there is always someone who complains about the boiled egg smell that wafts through the office. 

Should You Worry?

There are lots of arguments for and against breakfast being important for weight management, but there is certainly a link between missing breakfast and increased risk of death from a Cardiovascular related cause. Read this.

Worrying never did anyone any good, but you should probably think about trying to eat breakfast.

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