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Top 10 healthy breakfast ideas at your desk

Last updated on: October 17, 2011 13:44 IST

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Faced with a time crunch each morning, many of us prefer having breakfast at work. Here are some healthy snacks that are easy to carry and healthy to eat!

Everyone's in a rush to get to work. Invariably this means sacrificing your breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Having a healthy breakfast isn't as difficult as you may think. Here are some healthy foods that you can snack at your desk.

1. Instant oatmeal

Cinnamon flavoured instant oatmeal makes a fulfilling desk snack food but be careful as many options may be loaded with sugar.

You can add to the nutrient quotient by adding a handful of nuts and seeds of your choice. Instant oatmeal will provide about 120-140 calories plus fiber and protein; check your label for details.

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2. Turkey Sandwich

Make a nutritious sandwich snack using turkey plus tomatoes and cucumber layered in multigrain  bread that is rich in fiber.

Single multigrain bread plus 2 slices of turkey would provide you with 150 calories and 14 grams of protein.

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3. Egg white sandwich

An egg white sandwich will provide you with 180 calories and 14 grams of protein (if made with two medium eggs).

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4. Almond butter on multigrain bread

A single slice of multigrain bread with 2 tablespoons of almond butter provides you with 200 healthy calories plus 6 grams of protein.

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5. Multigrain bread with fruit spread

A single multigrain bread slice with a tablespoon of fresh fruit spread which is rich in fiber provides long lasting 140 calories plus fiber.

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6. Apples or bananas or any fresh fruit

Fruits (bananas, apples, and oranges ) are any time snacks as they are easy to carry and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber and can give you an immediate energy boost.
Calories: 80-120, depending on the fruit.

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7. Papaya

Just a slice of ripe Papaya will give you about 130 calories of energy and 5 grams of energy plus powerful antioxidants namely Vitamin A, E and C.

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8. Raspberries

A bowl full of raspberries is a treat and is full immune boosting vitamin C. 2 cups of raspberries (200 grams) will provide healthy 120 calories and 14 grams of fiber.

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9. Dried apricots

Easy to pack a few dried apricots which provide instant energy just half a cup provide about 100 calories.

Apricots are rich in Potassium thus a great post workout snack.

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10. Almonds and oranges

Try this on the go snack a medium orange with 10-12 almonds, which will provide 170 calories and 5 grams of protein.


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