Getting ready to leave the house for work, can be a rat race. Getting yourself ready, the kids, feeding them and yourself (maybe) and then running out to beat the traffic. I can totally relate, because I, always running out of the house as well.
To ensure we get something to eat (something healthy ) in the morning, it does help to have meals we can whip up in a matter of minutes and pack to eat at work.
Before I go on, I should state that it’s important to plan towards the next day. Even though the meals I’m about to list are quick, they can be even quicker if you do some things in preparation. Belowe are some suggestions for you:
Peanut butter banana sandwich
What you’ll need: 2 slices of bread, a tablespoon peanut butter, one banana, one hardboiled egg, lettuce
Spread the peanut butter on the slices of bread. Place two lettuce leaves on one slice (add tomatoes or onion slices of you like). Slice your boiled egg and place on lettuce. Slice the banana and place on egg (you can eat your banana on its own if you like). Finally close the sandwich with the second slice of bread, pack and go with your cup of tea! (remember to add some skimmed milk, you need the calcium!)
Oat meal with fruit and nuts
What you’ll need: Oats, milk, nuts, a fruit (one banana/small orange/small apple)
Cook ½ cup dry oat (this can be made in a microwave at work! Learn how here), then pour in 20 pieces of groundnut or 12 pieces of cashew nuts. If you like slice or dice your fruit and pour it in as well, finish off by pouring in your milk (1 cup of liquid skimmed milk or 1/3 cup of powdered skimmed milk mixed with water).
Bread and Eggs
What you’ll need: 2 slices of bread, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon oil, chopped vegetables
Heat some oil, pour in sliced onions, and fry till onions is transparent. Turn in the rest of the vegetables, add some salt and pepper and then allow to fry for about a minute. Pour in whisked eggs and fry till cooked.
You can decide to fry the eggs alone, and place the raw vegetables on top of the fried egg in a sandwich. The choice is yours. I’ll advice you chop you vegetables the night before, tomatoes, onions, carrots, green pepper, whatever veggies you like, to save time.
Smoothie and crackers
What you'll need: Milk (1 cup) or yoghurt (2/3 cup), 2 servings of fruit, 4 pieces of Jacobs crackers, 1/5 of a medium avocado.
Blend the fruits, avocado and milk/yoghurt together till smooth. Eat with your crackers. N.B a serving of fruit can be 1 small apple/ pear, 1 banana, 1 cup of diced pineapple or mango or watermelon or grapes, 1 cup of strawberry halves.
So there you go! Let me know what you think about these meals and feel free to drop your own suggestions for a quick and easy breakfast in the comments below.