As soon as my eyes open in bed, I start thinking about what delicious meal I am going to have.
But it wasn’t always like that.
For years I used to rush out of the house, eating a sad bowl of cereals in front of my desk.
But when I started planning my meals, eating a healthy and balanced breakfast became one of my priorities.
Plus, meal prepping your breakfast ahead of time doesn’t have to be complicated and I promise you, it won’t require tons of time.
Every recipe below will take you less than 30 minutes to put together and will help you to have something yummy to eat in the morning every day.
My top tips for breakfast meal prep
If you think you would never have enough time in the morning to bake delicious banana bread or to scramble some eggs, I am going to share a little secret with you: you actually do!
These recipes are healthy and easy to make, and they come together in very little time.
With just a bit of planning, and by following these tips, you are going to meal prep delicious breakfast for the week in no time!
1. Keep is simple
You don’t need to prep something different every day. By keeping your breakfast meal prep recipes to a minimum number per week, you will reduce the amount of brainpower you need to use to plan.
I normally eat pretty much the same thing every day of the week with some variations and become a bit more adventurous at the weekend.
I would suggest you start with 1 or 2 breakfast recipes per week, no more than that.
If you get bored just swap recipes every week but don’t try to do too much too soon or you will give up before you start.
2. Plan ahead
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.“
The whole point of meal planning is to, guess what? have a plan!
When I started cooking my breakfast, I normally planned my meals on Saturday, before my big weekly shopping.
Simply select the recipes you want to prepare and make a list of everything you will need to buy.
At the bottom of this page, you can find a list of all my favorite breakfast meal prep ingredients. You can download it as an easy-to-print PDF.
3. Make it portable
If you need to rush out of the house every morning, make sure whatever you prep for breakfast can easily be transported everywhere.
That way, no matter where you need to be, you can still eat have your nutritious meal.
My favorite breakfast meal prep containers are:
- Simple glass meal prep bowls: perfect to reheat your breakfast in the microwave.
- Meal prep bowls with dividers: I love these when I want to separate ingredients, like fruit, nuts and my main meal.
- Mason jars: for overnight oats or yogurt parfait.
- Glass bottles: perfect for smoothies on-the-go.
Healthy breakfast meal prep recipes
So here are my favorite breakfast ideas you can prep ahead in less than 30 minutes. Some of these recipes will require you to put together some last-minute ingredients on the day, others will be ready to go and easy to freeze or keep in the fridge for a few days.
But no matter which of these recipes you pick, they are all made with whole real ingredients, to give you the perfect balance of nutrients we all need to start our day: protein, fat, and carbs.
Because a balanced breakfast will give you the right amount of energy you need to start your day.