Breakfast al desko

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Breakfast al desko

Stuck in a weekday breakfast rut? With a little forward planning, you could be the envy of your colleagues in the office kitchen. It helps to keep things such as salt, pepper and honey at your desk!

Toasted rye bread with avocado, smoked salmon and a boiled egg

Boil an egg at home until medium (it’ll keep cooking in your lunch bag while you’re stuck in traffic). (Learn the secret to perfectly boiled eggs here.) Pack 1 slice Woolworths Berliner Landbrot or 100% rye bread, a small avocado and a few ribbons of smoked salmon into your lunch bag. At work, toast the bread and peel and chop the egg. Spread the avo on the toasted bread, top with the salmon ribbons and the egg. Season with salt and pepper.

Bircher muesli

Soak 1 cup oats (the proper kind, not instant) overnight with a couple of tablespoons of Woolworths full-cream yoghurt, a little milk, chopped almonds and a handful of sultanas. Spoon a portion into a Tupperware and take to work with a small apple. Chop the apple, stir into the oats and drizzle with honey.

Alternatively, try this overnight breakfast jar with apple, cardamom and pistachios.

Warm “apple pie” oat bowl

At home, measure ½ cup oats into a Tupperware, add a sprinkling of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Pack a handful of almonds and a small apple into your lunch bag. At work, transfer the oats into a microwave-proof bowl, add approximately 2 cups water, the almonds and the chopped apple. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until thick and bubbling. Warning: Keep an eye on it as it overflows easily!

Easy microwave omelette

Pack 2 eggs, a couple of mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and spinach into your lunch bag. At work, beat the eggs in a bowl with a little milk, then add the sliced mushrooms and tomatoes and tear in the spinach. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes, or until the egg is set. Season with salt and pepper.

Try TASTE reader Jessica Stein’s microwave omelette too. (Upload your own recipes here.)

Chia seeds soaked in coconut milk

Soak ½ cup chia seeds in 1 can light coconut milk overnight. The chia seeds contain a natural gelatinous substance that will slightly set the mixture. Spoon a portion into a Tupperware and enjoy with fresh berries and almonds. This is quite rich, so you only need a small portion.

Discover more great office breakfast ideas here.

Lynda Ingham-Brown Article by: Lynda Ingham-Brown

TASTE's senior copy editor keeps a stash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and honey at her desk and can always be relied upon to save colleagues from bland meals. When she's not correcting spelling mistakes and tidying up dangling participles, she loves trying out new products at Woolies and believes that most situations can be improved with a good cup of coffee or a glass of bubbly.

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