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.
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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Drink up and prepare to feel FULL!
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)
- 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.
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?