Are you an office worker who never gets time to eat in the mornings? Or are you a business owner who wants to improve office life for your employees by ensuring they have a proper breakfast? If so, read on for a range of quick, healthy breakfast ideas for the office, as well as some suggestions for sweet treats and delicious feasts that will have everyone energised and ready for the day ahead.
Why should business owners organise breakfast for employees?
It is a common occurrence for office workers to skip breakfast and pick up a sugar-filled pastry on the way to work, or even just use multiple cups of coffee to fuel them until lunch. This is not beneficial for their health or productivity, and it can negatively impact your business. Offering a weekly or even daily office breakfast for your employees will show your appreciation for their hard work, encourage them to build bonds through socialising and improve morale and concentration.
Best office breakfasts to make for your employees:
The extravagance of the breakfast will depend on how often you provide it. If you are offering daily breakfast foods then quick and affordable will be the way to go, but if it is to celebrate an occasion, you may opt for a decadent feast.
Providing an indulgent buffet breakfast is the perfect way to reward your employees on a special occasion. This will probably be catered, and you can organise for the caterer to include everyone’s favourite hot breakfast foods, such as scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, fried mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns, and even pancakes. For the final touches, you can add juice, tea and coffee machines, and some cereal dispensers with a range of milk – for those who feel like a lighter breakfast.
If you have a company wellness initiative or want to ensure your employees are energised for the day, then a healthy breakfast spread is the best choice. You could have a self-serve sugarless cereal section with yoghurt, fruit and dairy or plant-based milk alternatives. A nice addition to this would be a porridge station where staff can add dried fruit, honey, or toasted nuts to their bowl to create a nutritious winter warmer. For staff who prefer a more savoury breakfast, you can offer wholemeal and seeded toast with a selection of toppings like avocado, eggs and a range of nut butter.
Office meeting breakfast:
A selection of breakfast snacks is the perfect way to soften the blow when your employees have a long, early morning meeting. Bring a platter of muffins, scones and fruit, or even breakfast sandwiches filled with avocado, bacon or egg. Pair the snacks with a range of hot drinks to ensure everyone will have something they like, such as a couple of teas, a hot chocolate, a few black coffees and a latte.
Quick desk breakfasts that will kickstart your day
If you work in an office and often forget to eat breakfast or ran out of time to whip something up, then we have some quick breakfast ideas for the office that will help.
Granola & yoghurt jar: Just combine your choice of granola, yoghurt, fruit and even some chia seeds together, pop the mixture in a jar and leave it in the fridge overnight. The next morning all you have to do is grab and go.
Desk cereal box: Simply bring a couple of boxes of your favourite cereal to work and keep them on your desk! Store a designated work bowl and spoon in your drawer and pop a labelled milk in the office fridge, and you are ready to make an easy breakfast at the office.
Homemade muffins: If you make a batch of muffins on the weekend they will cover your breakfasts for the rest of the week. We recommend making healthier versions with less sugar than store-bought ones, like apple or banana muffins, or even savoury versions with cheese and spinach.
Pre-made smoothie: Spend some time on the weekend making a smoothie for each day of the week, ensuring they are packed with various combinations of yoghurt, fruit, vegetables, oats and nuts. Then freeze the smoothies and simply grab one before work for a tasty morning pick-me-up.
Here at Nu Vending, we offer a variety of healthy vending machines, food vending machines, and coffee machines that would be ideal for providing quick and easy breakfast options for employees in your office. We cater to customers across Milton Keynes, Watford and Slough, so if you would like to find out more about our services, contact our friendly team today.