4 Breakfast Ideas for Offices: Make Your Next Training Session a Hit
- Sarah Gurr
- 3 Min Read
Lunch-and-learns are effective, so it can be easy to over-rely on them. If you need to offer training sessions to a group of employees, why not mix things up by scheduling them for the morning? Not only is your brain more alert and receptive in the morning, you are also more likely to retain what you learn.
Of course, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you need to be prepared to feed your participants. Skipping breakfast can throw your entire day off by making it harder focus and remember. So set yourself, and your colleagues, up for success by providing an enticing breakfast that will not only help get people in the door but also help them start their day off on the right foot.
Below are four great breakfast ideas for office trainings that are guaranteed to make your next early morning session a home run.
1. The Baker’s Dozen
Just about everyone loves donuts. And while starting your day with a sugary treat may seem appealing, why not swap them up for a healthier choice like bagels? Round it out with a selection of spreads – try honey walnut cream cheese, strawberry jam, or guacamole – a large bowl of fruit salad, as well as some coffee, water, and juices and you’re bound to have a winning combination on your hands. If you’re looking to make breakfast a little more fun, try rainbow bagels, a colorful twist on the plain bagel that will get your team talking.
2. The Classic Scramble
Eggs are a breakfast favorite. When scrambled they’re an easy, cost-effective way to give your team a much-needed protein boost in the morning. To make things a bit more interesting, consider adding some roasted veggies into your scramble. To top things off, add a half tray of sausages and a half tray of bacon, and maybe even some home fries to give your employees the stick-to-your-ribs breakfast they need to fuel their day.
3. The Smooth Operator
Smoothies are a tasty and healthy way to serve up breakfast on the go. Rather than forcing everyone to balance plates precariously on their laps, try serving up breakfast in a glass. Whether it’s fruit smoothies like a Greek yogurt strawberry and blueberry smoothie, green smoothies made with spinach, kale, and an assortment of other fruits and veggies, or protein smoothies like a chocolate and peanut butter, you can pack a lot of nutritional punch into a single serving. Adding a few finger foods to the mix (cut-up fruit, bagels, or low-fat muffins) is a great way to pad things out for those with bigger appetites.
4. The Hall & Oats
Oatmeal sounds boring, right? But it doesn’t have to be. What if you have an oatmeal bar where people can add their favorite toppings, like honey, roasted almonds, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips? Or if you’re looking for something different, try a savory oatmeal with bacon and greens, or an ancient grain oatmeal. Plus, as the New York Times notes, oatmeal is a more filling option than cereal. Oatmeal is a cost-effective meal that you can make fun and tasty when you add in a few extra ingredients. Add a fruit salad as a great complement to the meal.
Putting the Final Touches on Your Breakfast Office Training
The best breakfast ideas for office trainings also need to include plenty of beverage options. Coffee is a must, but don’t forget about other choices too, including tea, bottled water, and a variety of juices. All of that, paired with disposable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins, will make for a great breakfast and set the tone for an even better office training session.
Learn more about how to make the most out of your early morning meetings and trainings.