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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes our busy-ness keeps us from having a great start to our day. The answer is to meal prep breakfast.
And, I have you recipes and strategies to get you started. Even if you are a beginner to meal prepping this is the easiest meal to start with.
Let me reiterate that breakfast is very important to your health, energy, and stamina. If you skip breakfast or just have pastries and coffee you will feel like you are running on empty by noon.
It is also said that those that skip breakfast tend to overeat at night. The word “break-fast” actually says it all.
Our bodies are in need of a meal after a long period of fasting. The body metabolizes food during breakfast more than food that is consumed later in the day.
The great thing about eggs is that they are loaded with protein. Protein at breakfast helps to balance your blood sugar first thing in the morning.
This is a good option for people who don’t eat meat or just don’t like it. There are quite a few ways to make eggs ahead of time when prepping your meals. Here are some ideas for you.
These are both good options for cooking eggs in the oven. You can use any ingredients you want, including veggies, cheese, hashbrowns, and other breakfast meats.
Another option if you don’t want to use your oven is to make the casserole right in your slow cooker. This can be done on the weekend before your week starts, or even early in the morning on Monday while getting ready for work.
Eggs can be cooked in a variety of different ways even for meal prep. They can be fried, scrambled, or even boiled. You can prepare mini egg cups and freeze them. There are all kinds of different ingredients that you can mix in with eggs.
Be sure to play around with it until you find a creation you like. Here are a few different ways you can meal prep breakfast using eggs.
If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast that’s both high in protein and rich in complex carbs, this is the recipe for you. These super easy-to-make Sweet Potato Egg Cups combine the two and essentially creates a mini frittata!
Plus, since you get two per serving, and there’s 12 egg muffins…that gives you six days worth of grab-and-go breakfasts. Or, you can freeze them and reheat them when you want them!
These are 21 Day Fix and Popeye-approved! This egg cup recipe is loaded with three types of green vegetables. Wanna go really crazy? Sprinkle these with chopped chives.
Eggs are the fuel and jalapeños are the fire in this egg cup recipe. Throw in some black beans and cheddar cheese and you have one flavorful breakfast.
There’s more to be done with Thanksgiving leftovers than just jamming them between slices of bread for a quick lunch. Make the most of the extra turkey and stuffing by using them to make these ingenious egg cups!
Combined with eggs and some seasoning, these cups will make your busy post-Thanksgiving mornings so much easier.
These mini Denver quiches with ham, cheese, and bell pepper are perfect bite-sized appetizers for brunch, and they make a great grab-and-go breakfast!
This grab-and-go, savory breakfast has just the right amount of ham and sharp cheddar cheese to be packed with flavor but stay low in calories. They are fantastic for meal prep and they reheat well in a microwave or toaster oven.
Another great meal prep breakfast option is not only healthy but easy to make ahead of time-oatmeal. Even easier when you make overnight oats. These are oats that you soak in milk or a dairy-free liquid at night with any ingredients you want.
This is something you can do ahead of time in mason jars and tore in the fridge for several days without spoiling. It doesn’t get simpler than that!
For example, a simple and tasty overnight oats includes oats with almond or regular milk, peanut butter, and banana slices.
Mix a few ingredients in seconds then put them in the oven. When you’re ready for work, your breakfast is ready to eat. And it’s delicious. Add a chopped apple for even more flavor, and delicious bites of fruit
Try this savory oatmeal recipe for a different taste and add extra veggies if you like.
All of these muffin recipes can be stored in the refrigerator for several days, or up to two months in a freezer. Just thaw before serving.
Naturally sweetened with applesauce and a touch of maple syrup, these muffins taste like dessert but you can eat them for breakfast (with some fruit and protein). The raspberries become extra juicy and burst to give the muffins an almost soufflé-like interior. Chia seeds add a boost of fiber and a surprising crunch.
Few things make a morning better than waking up to the aroma of fresh, fluffy muffins baking in the oven. But who has the time? You do! This clever recipe mixed in a blender makes it easy to have scrumptious muffins any day of the week.
This healthy pumpkin protein muffin recipe is delicious and is high in protein!
Chia pudding is a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. It’s ready to eat about four hours after you make it, and can be stored in a refrigerator for up to four days.
Escape to a tropical paradise with this coconut and mango chia pudding recipe. Coconut milk makes it extra rich and fresh (or frozen) mango gives it the flavor of the islands.
this Raspberry Chia Pudding also doubles as a filling snack or a sweet dessert.
To make it, mix chia seeds together with almond milk, honey, and fresh berries, then refrigerate and wait. Seriously, it’s that simple.
Both of these savory dishes can be reheated in a microwave or on a stove top.
Tofu takes on the flavor and texture of scrambled eggs in this yummy breakfast dish. It’s loaded with veggies and topped with avocado and fresh salsa. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how hearty the portion is!
When I think of the ultimate breakfast treat, pancakes almost always come to mind. There’s nothing like a freshly made stack of fluffy pancakes to start your day off right. And, best of all, they’re always a crowd pleaser. Everyone loves pancakes — both kids and adults alike!
Reminiscent of apple pie, this recipe allows you to enjoy the comforting spices — such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg — we love from grandma’s apple pie without the sugary extra calories you get from traditional pie fillings and the saturated fat you get from the butter or shortening used to make pie crusts flaky. Plus, the pancakes act like a sponge that soaks up all of that warm apple and spice goodness you dollop on top.
Try these delicious pancakes that taste light and fluffy but don’t have any gluten.
Make your weekend breakfast something special! These hearty pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients and are naturally sweetened with bananas and a touch of honey.
If you’re craving something pumpkin-flavored for breakfast, forget about a sugary pumpkin spiced latte and go for these pumpkin protein pancakes.
I personally have the same exact breakfast every day which I’m fine with. My meal prep breakfast takes place every Sunday which helps my week go so smoothly.
Studies have shown that many successful weight loss transformations were with people that kept their eating very routine and ate almost the same things all the time. So far I can do that with breakfast and lunch, but dinner I have to have some variety. Either way, breakfast is definitely something that you can Meal Prep.
I keep it pretty simple and cook 2 eggs for each person in my house for each day of the week. Cooking 14 eggs for each family member calls for a large griddle so I can cook in less time. Then, I put them in the fridge. Here is the griddle I use in case you have a big family too. I have had it for years and it still cooks great!I eat my eggs with a slice of cheddar, about 3 cups of hot vegetables, and a sprouted seed English muffin with coconut oil. Super simple and maybe a little boring, but it works for me.
It is especially important that you start the day on the right track with a well-balanced meal. Feel free to get creative with your ideas, and listen to your body above all else. A craving may be a sign that your body desires a certain vitamin.
I’ve provided you with a huge list of ideas to get you started. Which one will you try first? Let me know in the comments below!
Below is the Facebook Live I did with breakfast meal prep tips in my Journey in Wellness Facebook group in case listening might help more. You can also click on the link and join our community anytime.