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Healthy Eating Ideas at Work

Do you struggle to come up with healthy eating ideas at work? I know I do but the key is to be prepared! I drive to work twice a week and try to bike the other 3 days. On the days I bike, I do NOT want to be carrying a heavy backpack (usually because of food) so I try to bring at least 2 days worth of breakfast and snacks when I drive and leave it in the fridge at work. It’s also because I’m cheap— I never buy food if I have to and prefer to make it at home, plus it’s healthier because I know exactly what’s in it! Since I’m working a lot of overtime and opted to come earlier in the morning than stay late at night, my company provides me with a free meal so I only need to worry about breakfast and snacks.

Healthy Eating at Work: Breakfast Smoothie

For breakfast, I usually bring a giant healthy Green Monster Protein Shake.

I always thought smoothie recipes are stupid because you can literally put anything you want in there but here goes:

Green Monster Protein Shake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my favorite is Giant Sports Delicious PP which you can find cheap at Good Health Nutrition).
  • half a banana (I find the entire thing too sweet)
  • giant handful of parsley
  • giant handful of kale
  • giant handful of spinach
  • water (you can also use regular milk / almond milk — any liquid you like)
  • 1tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend parsley, kale, spinach, protein powder, banana and flax seeds with water. Unless you have a powerful blender, you may need to blend it for a little longer to break up all the veggies.
  2. Put in frozen strawberries and continue blending. I like to put in the frozen fruit at the end so the smoothie stays thick and slushy for longer.
  3. Drink up and prepare to feel FULL!
Mini Omelettes

I like to make a big batch of these mini omelettes in the beginning of the week. You can store them in an air-tight container and pop them in the microwave for 40-50 seconds if you want to eat them throughout the week.

Mini Omelette Recipe

Ingredients: (I just eye all these ingredients)

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup egg white
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 cup broccoli (steamed & mashed)
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • grated cheese or nutritional yeast (optional)

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°.
  • Mix eggs with salt, pepper and any seasoning you want (I also like to use bacon salt!).
  • Spray muffin tin with olive oil and fill with broccoli and mushrooms about half way.
  • Spoon egg mixture over top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
Ideas for Healthy Eating at Work

Snacks for 2 days! 1) Mini omelettes. 2) Leftover chicken breast with cranberry goat cheese + balsamic vinaigrette + olive oil + salt + pepper. 3) Egg white salad with mayo + mustard + pepper.  4) Veggie & persimmon packs.

I also keep healthy (and unhealthy) snacks at my desk like protein powder, almonds, energy bars, fruit, etc. That doesn’t mean I eat healthy at work everyday though. Just today, I ate gorged on enormous amounts of chocolate. Mmmm.

What are your healthy snack ideas for work?

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