Save money and time with these delicious make-ahead breakfast recipes! I decided to make a list of my favorite healthy breakfast meal prep ideas that will basically save your sanity if you’re trying to eat healthier and live an actual life.
Why do those two seem like 2 separate jobs on top of our actual jobs these days. I’ll tell you why? (I know, nobody asked, but…mkaaay?) Stress, food additives, kids – they’re all coming for you, if you’re not prepared…That’s right, these days preparation is key. You don’t wanna be starving, but you don’t want to be eating garbage or be surviving on just coffee day after day. No thanks, acid reflux. Been there, done that. I want you to have the most delicious, the best meal prep breakfast recipes that are easy to make, so that you can fuel your body and feel great.
Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas
There are many balanced breakfast ideas to choose from – breakfast cookies, breakfast quesadillas, breakfast muffins, hearty egg recipes for breakfast, oatmeal recipes and so many more! So, if you’re struggling, start this week. Make some time and prepare one or two of these healthy breakfasts on Sunday or Monday, whenever you have time, so you can start your mornings right.
Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Muffins & Cakes
Now you know what I’m going to make with the two bananas I left for a quick snack in the car 3 days ago and never actually ate. These healthy banana breakfast muffins come together super easily, have no added sugar in them and there’s no actual flour involved, only healthy ingredients like oats, bananas and eggs. Recipe here.
Who doesn’t love a blueberry muffin for breakfast? These healthier muffins are delicious, fluffy and kids love them too! Recipe here.
It’s another make ahead breakfast you can make using apples! This healthy breakfast cake is one of the most popular recipes on my blog and I can tell you – it really is that good and it’s really easy to make! Even better, it’s perfect for meal prep as it gets moister and better when it stays in the fridge overnight or for the next few days. Recipe here.
Make a healthier version of banana bread for breakfast for the upcoming week! This recipe is super simple and doesn’t even need a blender. So good with some almond butter on top! Store in the fridge or freeze. Recipe here.
Mix some pumpkin puree, quick oats, honey, coconut oil, spices and eggs and you’ve got yourself the perfect healthier breakfast for pumpkin season! Recipe here.
These muffins are addictive! Like, I get it, they’re not that healthy, but they are healthier! Using eggs, feta cheese and oats these savory breakfast muffins will fill you up until noon. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days and heat up in the oven for best results. Recipe here.
Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts and this is a very simple version without a frosting that is great for breakfast! It’s made with oats, carrots, honey, eggs and coconut oil or butter. Recipe here.
Oats, apples, pecans and coconut oil are some of the simple nourishing ingredients you need to make this healthy breakfast apple crumble. Make a big batch for the week, store in the fridge and heat up in the microwave or the oven when you want to eat it. It’s really delicious with some plant-based milk too! Recipe here.
Savory Meal Prep Breakfasts With Eggs
Filled with scrambled eggs, spinach, zucchini, jalapenos and cheese these meal prep quesadillas are just perfect for breakfast when you need a hearty meal. Fill up, fold in half and store refrigerated, then toast on both sides until golden brown and you’re ready to go. Recipe here.
Canned tuna, a little bit of cream cheese, veggies and eggs make a great crustless breakfast quiche! Won’t lie to you, I can eat this any time of the day. This quiche recipe is super easy to make and keeps so well in the fridge for 3-4 days. Recipe here.
Love this filling and super satiating breakfast in the morning! I don’t ever wake up with a huge appetite, but whenever I do – I love having something like this breakfast rice bowl! It’s so much lighter and healthier than eggs, bacon and toast. You can also make it with quinoa or brown rice for more fiber. Prepare and store ingredients separately and assemble at breakfast. Recipe here.
If you’ve got some leftover chicken and want to eat more protein at breakfast, this egg bake should be your choice. It’s lower in carbs and it’s really satisfying and tasty. Recipe here.
Meal Prep Breakfast Bars & Cookies
If you’re like me and need to watch your glycemic load, you can still have tasty apple bars that taste like dessert for breakfast. This apple breakfast recipe uses almond flour, which makes the bars gluten-free and lower in carbs. Recipe here.
No need to bake your breakfast cookies, keep it simple with this tasty breakfast idea that involves some mixing, shaping, and leaving in the fridge. Ingredients include natural peanut or almond butter, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and honey or maple syrup. Recipe here.
Got some almond flour and peaches? Then you need to make these healthy bars for breakfast! They store well in the fridge and the crust tastes like shortbread, the peach is refreshing and it’s all just the right sweetness. Recipe here.
Mix these energy bites for a quick breakfast or even a snack to have throughout the week. Recipe here.
Quick Vegetarian & Vegan Meal Prep Breakfasts
If you’ve been on the internet for the past 4-5 years you must know about overnight oats! They’re such an easy, healthy and satiating breakfast. Here’s a great plant-based recipe made with oats and chia seeds.
Mix some oats with nuts, spices and honey heat that mix up for a while, let it cool off and you’ve got yourself the most delicious homemade healthy granola. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy with your favorite milk or yogurt and some fruit. Recipe here.
Chia pudding to me is like the lightened-up version of overnight oats. It’s a very similar process and you’ll be surprised how refreshing and good this breakfast can taste. Just like overnight oats, you can keep it in the fridge for about 3 days. Recipe here.
Canned chickpeas, olive oil, scallions, herbs and spices are some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this hearty tofu scramble. Double the recipe for the entire week and serve on toasted bread with some avocado and olives if you like! Recipe here.
This is a 10-minute healthy version of peach crumble that is made on the stove with peaches, honey, oats and cinnamon. To meal prep, make more and keep the peaches and the crumble separately in the fridge and heat up before serving with some yogurt or milk of choice and nut butter if desired. Recipe here.
How To Meal Prep & Eat Healthy All Week
Have a Plan. If you’re struggling with eating healthy most of the week, I recommend creating a weekly menu, a meal plan that you will want to follow. With meals you’re excited to eat! Having a meal plan will help you save time, reduce food waste and if you have a specific physical goal like weight loss, fat loss or muscle gain help to keep you on track. If you don’t have a meal planner yet, you can purchase the meal planner template that I use here. Remember to use the code NTB20 to get 20% off your order.
You don’t want to go crazy when you’re meal prepping for the week! Don’t make a ton of food at the beginning of the week that you’re not going to eat later. It’s best to figure out when you will not have time to cook or eat and make food for those days.
When it comes to breakfast, pick out 2 recipes that you will want to rotate. What I like to do is make one breakfast recipe on Sunday and another one on Wednesday night, so that they still taste pretty fresh and I don’t get sick of eating the same thing every morning. After 3 days I’m usually done and that works for me.
Meal Prep Breakfast Grocery List
As you can tell from the breakfast recipes there are many breakfast ingredients you probably already have at home. Most of them are pantry staples and the rest is fresh fruit and vegetables. Here’s a small shopping list with healthy breakfast foods for when you’re doing your weekly groceries:
Grains, Legumes Nuts & Seeds:
- sunflower seeds
- chia seeds
- almond flour
- canned chickpeas
- Greek yogurt
- pumpkin or pumpkin puree
And things like honey, spices, herbs and coconut oil.
I hope you found some new breakfast ideas that you will want to meal prep this week and I hope you try and love them as much as I do!
More Meal Prep Recipes:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients very well in a bowl.
- Toast this mixture in a non-stick pan on the stove at medium heat, stirring consistently for 3-5 minutes.
- Let the granola cool off and serve with fruit and yogurt/milk of choice!
You can find the original recipe here.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g