Quick & Easy: Breakfast to-go and snacks for workSeptember 6, 2019
September is just around the corner and for many it’s time to go back to school, to university or just back to their regular working day. In order to really start off September, we’d like to introduce our favorite breakfasts to-go varieties and snacks for work to you.
Breakfast to-go to start off
In recent years, taking along or buying the most important meal of the day has become a real trend. This “to-go” trend can be divided into 2 types:
On the one hand, you can buy your breakfast at the supermarket or at the bakery and then eat it on the way or at work. This is simple and convenient, but clearly has a huge disadvantage: the large amount of waste that is produced by disposable coffee cups and packaging of the food.
Or you can simply prepare your favourite breakfast yourself at home and pack it up to enjoy it on the way or at school, at university or at the office. Preparing homemade breakfast to-go might seem to be very time-consuming and complex at first sight – but it isn’t at all! It is even a real problem solver:
- Simple. If you’re not hungry in the morning, you can enjoy your breakfast whenever and wherever you want.
- Time-saving. Those of you who like to sleep in and then might have little time to have breakfast at home, can prepare their breakfast the evening before and just eat it on the way. Two overnight oats recipes to prepare the night before can be found here.
- Practical. You can use an old jam jar, a preserving jar or a mason jar for your prepared breakfast. Not only does it make your breakfast look nice, but it also protects it from annoying leakage. You can find more inspirations for your breakfast to-go containers here.
- Environmentally friendly. The reusable containers for your breakfast to-go make it easy to save a lot of packaging waste produced through buying your breakfast at the bakery or supermarket and you can also do something good for the environment at the same time.
If you don’t feel like eating the same thing every day, we have two new tasty recipe inspirations for you, which definitely will turn your September into a Septemmmhber!
Good Morning Muffins
- 150 g Verival Coconut & Apricot Porridge
- 2 large eggs
- 150 ml natural yoghurt or vegetable alternative
- 50 ml vegetable oil
- 100 g apple sauce
- 4 tbsp honey
- 150 g wholemeal spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
- Mix the Verival coconut &apricot porridge with the wholemeal spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Mix the eggs, natural yoghurt, vegetable oil, apple sauce and honey in a second bowl.
- Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
- The dough should not be stirred too much, only until all ingredients are moist.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin moulds and fill them carefully with a spoon approx. until the muffin moulds are ¾ filled.
- Bake the muffins in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Then let them cool and enjoy them for breakfast!
Crunchy yoghurt blackberry bowl
- 250 g yoghurt
- 75 g Verival Spelt Granola
- A handful of blackberries
- Fill your reusable glass with 200g yogurt.
- Top the yoghurt with the spelt granola.
- Mix the rest of the yoghurt with 3-4 blackberries and spread over the granola.
- Round off your breakfast with a few fresh blackberries.
Snacks work wonders against fatigue and inertness during the day! In order to stay efficient throughout the day, our brain has to be constantly supplied with energy.
Work snacks for fresh energy
At school, university or work it is necessary to stay concentrated and efficient for a long time. When it comes to finding the right snacks, nuts should definitely be the first choice. Nuts have a positive effect on our brain and its performance. Vitamins and minerals such as lecithin and various B vitamins such as vitamin B1, which are found in nuts, are responsible for increasing the performance of our brain.
A handful of nuts, approximately 20 to 30 grams, is an optimal amount in order to support your brain during work. Our organic nut mix “Early Bird” consists of almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts and provides your brain with long-term energy. If you’d rather have it a little bit more fruity, we recommend our organic nut-fruit mix “Work out“. Dried fruits allow us to stay concentrated longer, because the complex carbohydrates in dried fruits are only slowly broken down by our body and can therefore be released slowly, but continuously into the blood.
Muesli bars are also a delicious way to strengthen you and your brain during work. They are easy and quick to prepare and can be prepared in advance for the whole week on weekends. Here you can find a recipe for homemade muesli bars for the little hunger during work.
Our delicious Verival energyballs provide you with a real energy kick:
- 80 g Verival Blueberry-Apple Porridge
- 250 g juicy dates
- 50 g grated almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 pinch of salt
- grated coconut
- Put the dates, the grated almonds, the cinnamon, the ground flaxseeds, the sesame and the pinch of salt in a blender.
- Mix the ingredients until a kneadable mixture is obtained.
- Knead the Blueberry-Apple Porridge into the mixture and then form round balls with your hands.
- Roll the energyballs in grated coconut until all sides are completely covered.
- Store the finished energyballs in a closed container in the refrigerator and eat them within two weeks.
With a delicious homemade breakfast to-go and snacks for the small hunger in between, nothing can stand in the way of a good start into Septemmmhber. We wish you lots of fun with the new inspirations for your breakfast and snacks! Tag us on Instagram if you try one of the recipes and show us how you start into September!