Living and working in Central London, I’m totally spoilt when it comes to food choices, and now it’s even easier than ever to eat healthily on the go. With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite on-the-go food options in a little mini series. Firstly and most importantly, here’s breakfast, my favourite meal of the day!
Vital Ingredient: Poached Egg with Spicy Bean and Feta
- Calories: 182
- Protein: 12.6g
- Carbs: 8.3g
- Fat: 10.9g
I often add an extra egg to this one for a bit of a boost- the high protein and high fat content of this one keep me full all morning, plus the feta adds a nice saltiness that pairs perfectly with the egg.
Pret: Five Grain Porridge
- Calories: 169
- Protein: 8.5
- Carbs: 24.1g
- Fat: 4.2g
This little bowl of love is a thick-style oatmeal, made with quinoa and amaranth, and as a bonus is completely dairy free. It has quite a nutty taste, and I often add a banana and some sweetener. I’ve had this twice now as a carb-load type breakfast when flying abroad and it’s done me proud each time!
Leon: Poached Egg Pot with Smoked Salmon and Avocado
- Calories: 148
- Protein: 12.5g
- Carbs: 0.4g
- Fat: 11.0g
Another day, another egg pot. This is perfect for those days when you fancy going a bit upmarket with your breakfast- the salmond and avo tastes absolutely divine! If you wanted to bulk this up slightly you can add buttered sourdough- it’s dreamy!
Eat: Avocado & Ham Hock Sourdough Toast
- Calories: 376
- Protein: 13g
- Carbs: 30g
- Fat: 21g
This is a more substantial option, and offers fats and protein to keep you full till lunchtime. Sourdough is always a great alternative to plain white toast- this is also available with feta instead of ham for a vegetarian option.
Pret a Manger: Almond Protein Power Shake
- Calories: 450
- Protein: 11.8
- Carbs: 9.5g
- Fat: 5.7g
I absolutely love this higher-energy breakfast option for after an early morning workout- you can even add a shot of espresso for that extra caffeine hit. The nut butter will keep you nice and full, plus the dates in this bad boy give it a lovely (natural) sweetness.
If there’s one meal I’ll always treat myself to it’s breakfast- hangovers, marathon brain fog and general tiredness mean that every once in a while I just need a good treat breakfast. But as these lovely options show, you really don’t have to sacrifice on quality, taste or health- you just have to shop around!
What’s your favourite thing to eat for breakfast? Are you as obsessed as I am?!
Lots of love,