As a business or human resources leader, you need employees at your company who are not only talented and skilled but also healthy and happy. One way you can get them to increase productivity and do a better job on a daily basis is to remind them to eat a nourishing breakfast.
There’s a very good reason why breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and it’s because fueling your body in the morning is extremely important for jumpstarting your day. Your employees will be able to perform to the best of their ability and think clearly when they receive the proper nutrition at breakfast.
The following are some delicious morning meal ideas to pass down to your employees that will have them feeling energized and ready to work hard.
One idea is to purchase a protein-packed whole grain pancake mix that provides you with the fuel you need to get through your day without crashing later on. No longer do your pancakes have to only contain sugar and preservatives, but now they have ingredients that support and promote work productivity and concentration.
Have a cup of coffee and top your pancakes with fruit to create a complete meal that’s tasty and healthy.
Cereal & Milk
There are plenty of whole grain cereals out there that will allow you to live a healthy lifestyle and don’t contain a lot of added sugar. Be sure to take the time to read the label and avoid simply grabbing a box off the shelf because the picture is attractive. Read the ingredients and make sure what you’re taking in is of some nutritional value and will help improve your focus at the office.
You also have numerous options when it comes to which milk you choose such as cow’s milk, almond milk, or soy milk.
Granola, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
Find a small container and fill it to the top with delicious and refreshing foods such as low-fat granola, the fruit of your liking and yogurt with a low sugar count such as plain Greek. Mix them all together, and you have yourself a beautiful and flavorsome parfait. Not only will it fuel work productivity, but it’ll keep you full throughout the morning, so you don’t feel like you’re starving and waiting around for lunchtime.
Oatmeal is another great option for a healthy breakfast that will fuel work productivity and help you stay alert as you go about your day. It’s not only beneficial for allowing you to work smarter, but this is also a heart-healthy choice. If you’d like to add some flavor and spice up a plain bowl of oatmeal, then consider topping it with cinnamon or cut up fruit.
You can also buy flavored oatmeal, but be wise and check how much sugar it contains before making a purchase.
However you like your eggs, whether it’s over easy, in an omelet, poached or scrambled, eggs play a large role in keeping your brain healthy and functioning at its optimum level. This is due to the choline found in eggs. Choline is a B vitamin which has been proven to improve how your brain works and boost your memory power. In fact, a recent study showed that those who consumed foods containing choline performed a lot better on memory tests than those who didn’t.
Furthermore, eggs are jam-packed full of high-quality protein, which will help you concentrate for longer, stabilize your blood sugar (meaning you don’t have the fluctuating levels affecting your productivity), along with helping you feel full for a longer period of time.
Productive, happy, and healthy employees will keep your business on the right track. After all, your employees are the vital cogs in the machine of your company, and without them being able to perform at their best, your business can suffer. Your employees will be happier and healthier when they start their day with a nutritious breakfast.
Offer up these suggestions and watch how much more productive they are at the office. Perhaps consider setting up a morning breakfast club in the office, to encourage your staff to share recipes and ideas with one another, promote team bonding, and to help keep their morning mealtime interesting.
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