10 Breakfasts You Can Eat at Your Desk

updated May 1, 2019
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If you’re the sort of person who would prefer to get to the office early and have some time to organize your day before the emails start flooding in and the meeting marathon begins, you probably are also eating breakfast at your desk. If that’s the case, make sure it’s a good breakfast. The last thing you want is to have cause to start the #saddeskbreakfast meme.

To make sure you’re eating well for that first meal of the day, here are 10 portable breakfasts that can be made in advance and enjoyed while you get your day in order.

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Making a breakfast wrap for your office meal is a no-brainer. You can wrap it in foil and toss it in your bag, then heat it up in the toaster oven once you get to the office. Plus, you can make a big batch of them and store them in the freezer for those really rushed mornings.

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Hard-boiled eggs are the unsung heroes of breakfast. You can make them in a big batch and keep them in the fridge for grabbing on your way out the door or to stuff in these breakfast pitas. They are possibly the healthiest way to start your day.

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Sign us up for anything that seems like dessert for breakfast. These parfaits layer in pistachios, dates, and a honeyed crumble along with the yogurt. You can make the honeyed crumble ahead, but it’s best to assemble the parfait just before you head out the door.

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What’s better than last night’s pizza for breakfast? Breakfast pizza, of course! Topped with sausage, scrambled eggs, and plenty of cheese, we’ll happily enjoy this breakfast pizza hot or cold.

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By making the eggs and toppings of your breakfast sandwich into a frittata, you save a lot of the mess when it comes to eating it. Wrap the sandwiches in parchment, then heat them up in the toaster oven or microwave when you get to your office.

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We know what you’re thinking — grain bowls for breakfast? — but hear us out. This is the updated version of oatmeal for breakfast, except it’s about a million times more interesting. Plus, if you use quinoa, you’ll get a nice protein boost as well.

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Talk about a portable breakfast! This one is almost easy enough to eat on your commute. While you can fill the breakfast quesadilla with anything you want, we’re partial to this version with ham, eggs, cheese, and plenty of zippy Dijon mustard.

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Some mornings you just have to give in and eat cake for breakfast. And that’s exactly what these coffee cake muffins are made for. Freeze extras for another day.

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Just like their drinkable cousins, smoothie bowls are instantly portable. Simply blend up your smoothie, pour it in a Mason jar, and off you go — just wait until you arrive at the office before adding the granola and berries.

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Did we save the best for last? Pretty much. After all, what’s not to love about waffles, eggs, bacon, and spicy maple butter? These flavors instantly make a desk meal better.