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9 Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Work (Snacks On The Go)

These yummy and healthy breakfast ideas for work will set you up for the day! They’re easy to make ahead for healthy breakfast snacks on the go.

A little breakfast meal prep means you always have a nutritious snack to start the day, even on very busy mornings. Instead of grabbing unhealthy choices on the way to work, take a healthy breakfast snack to eat at your desk. It gets your day off to the best start.

If I don’t eat properly in the morning, I find I’m snacking on all the wrong food by lunchtime. You know what I mean – those sugary high-fat choices that do nothing for your waistline.

These easy recipes are the answer. Tasty and delicious breakfast ideas to fill you up and keep your weight loss plans on track.

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Add toppings to your overnight oats

Benefits of Breakfast Meal Prep

  • Save time: just grab & go on a busy morning.
  • Save money: no need to buy breakfast on the way to work.
  • Eat better: start your day with a nutritious meal that keeps you full until lunchtime!

Tips For Prepping Your Breakfast

  • Start with an easy recipe – try overnight oats!
  • Keep it simple: you don’t need a different recipe every day.
  • Use your fridge and freezer: keep food fresh for longer.
  • Get the right containers: the best containers will keep your food fresh and let you reheat food quickly. These are my favorite meal prep containers!
meal prep containers of tofu scramble

Healthy Breakfast Snacks For Work

#1 Fresh Fruit Bowls

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Seasonal fresh fruit

Fresh fruit bowls using seasonal fruits are easy to prepare and always look enticing. Pick low-sugar options such as berries for a really healthy snack.

Mix up colors for the best impact. This bowl of red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and melon works well. Kiwi fruit, strawberries, and pineapple are also good ways of introducing color.

Fruit bowls are best eaten freshly prepared but you can precut the fruit the night before and store each fruit separately in large ziplock bags. A squeeze of lime or lemon juice helps to keep your salad fresh.

A good tip is to cut the fruit into small pieces. Add folded paper towels to the bottom of the bag to soak up excess juices.

When you’re ready to eat your meal-prepped breakfast, just mix and arrange the fruits in a breakfast bowl. If I’m using banana I do find it browns easily, so I like to chop and add it at the last minute. Top with yogurt for a more substantial breakfast.

You can find the full recipe here.

#2 Fresh English Muffins With Avocado

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English muffins with avocado

English muffins make a delicious breakfast snack and the healthy fats from avocado will keep you full. You can pop the muffins in the toaster and top with your meal-prepped avocado.

Most English muffins are vegan but check the labels if you want a plant-based option. I like to opt for whole wheat or multigrain muffins packed with fiber.

I like to mash my avocado in lemon juice with a dash of olive oil. Use the lemon juice sparingly. About one squeeze of lemon is enough for one large avocado. It stops the avocado from turning brown when stored overnight in an airtight meal prep container.

Season to taste and serve. Go easy on the salt. You can add extra flavor by topping the muffins with a few chopped herbs.

#3 Whole-Grain Breads With Fruit, Seeds, Nuts, And Peanut Butter

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Whole-grain toast with fruit, seeds, nuts, and peanut butter

This is another quick bread option. It’s a simple solution on busy mornings.

Slices of whole-grain toast spread with peanut butter and topped with fruit, seeds, and nuts make colorful healthy breakfast snacks.

I adore Meridian peanut butter. It’s made from 100% organic peanuts. Spread it straight on the toast and experiment with different toppings.

Meridian Natural Peanut Butter Smooth No Salt - 1kg

Blueberries, bananas, pomegranate seeds, flaked almonds, sliced grapes, or strawberries are just some options you can try. Finish with a sprinkling of sesame or chia seeds.

#4 The Best Overnight Oats

As the name suggests, overnight oats need to be made in advance. Served chilled, they can be kept for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. It’s one of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas.

It’s a healthy breakfast option, high in fiber and full of protein. You can make them with milk, plant-based milk or even water for a low-fat option.

Any type of plant-based milk works. Oat milk is a good choice if you’re trying to cover all dietary options. I like soy milk for the extra protein content.

My favorite overnight oats recipe uses chia seeds. It’s optional but they’re a terrific source of omega-3.

Top with blueberries and serve with maple syrup on the side.

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The best overnight oats

#5 French Toast With Blueberries

Did you know you can make French toast in a microwave? You can even make it in a mug! That’s quick and convenient if you’re whipping up a healthy snack for breakfast.

I find I can whip up all the ingredients the night before, add the bread pieces, and then all I need to do in the morning is microwave the mug for about 60 seconds!

Grab and go for a low-stress, filling breakfast. Check out the healthy recipe here.

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French toast with blueberries

#6 Fresh Fruit Juices & Vegetable Juices

Thirst-quenching juices and smoothies are always a popular way to start the day. Instead of sticking to traditional orange juice, experiment with more exotic flavors or try vegetable options.

Try out these healthy recipes for beginners.

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Fresh fruit juices

#7 Breakfast Box

An easy breakfast solution is to make up your own breakfast box. Just fill an airtight container with all your favorite breakfast foods!

A good breakfast box provides a balanced meal that covers all food groups… carbs, protein, and healthy fats combining fresh flavors with zinging creamy spreads and dips.

This one uses a variety of bread, fresh fruit, nuts, dates, jam, and yogurt. But add whatever you want. Hard-boiled eggs are a high-protein filling option. Just add food you enjoy that you can eat with your fingers.

healthy breakfast box

#8 No-Bake Protein Balls

These no-bake protein balls are quick to prepare. Keep them freshly chilled in the fridge and you’ll have a healthy grab & go breakfast option for work.

Not just for breakfast, they make quick and easy healthy snacks at any time of the day. This recipe is based on nuts, rolled oats, chia seeds, and flax seeds with the option of added cranberries.

If you’re in a hurry with no time for prep, low-fat granola bars are an easy alternative for breakfast or afternoon snacks.

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Healthy snacks for breakfast meetings – protein balls

#9 Healthy Hot Chocolate

No morning would be complete without a hot beverage and sometimes it’s good to be indulgent. In cold winter months, hot chocolate is a wonderful way to start the day.

This healthy hot chocolate recipe is wonderfully delicious and uses less added sugar than the standard fare. Make ahead and take it to work in a flask.

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Healthy hot chocolate

I hope you’ve enjoyed these favorite healthy breakfast ideas and found some inspiration for busy mornings. Most of these healthy breakfast options are snacks that can be used at any time of the day. Find more suggestions with these healthy snacks for work and healthy breakfast meal prep ideas.

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