We are officially 1/4 of the way through the Meal Prep Series. You should now be able to create well balanced meals including protein from chicken and healthy carbs from vegetables and whole grains! If you are new to the Meal Prep Series then check out the first three weeks here: Week 1, Week 2 & Week 3.
Week 4 is all about breakfast meal prep! Yes, preparing breakfast for the entire week so that you do not have to cook in the morning if you do not want to!
Personally, I enjoy cooking breakfast, so I don’t usually meal prep breakfast foods. However, occasionally I’ll have an early morning meeting or need to get to the office early so I’ll prepare breakfast the night before. If you are not a morning person or don’t feel you have enough time to prepare a healthy breakfast then make it during meal prep!
We’ve all heard it before….breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Well in my world, IT IS the most important, because it is by far my favorite meal of the day! I do not do very well without breakfast, so I always make sure to have something. If you are not a breakfast eater, then no worries. Make some type of food or snack to eat a few hours before lunch. You could take it to work and eat it around 10:00am if need be.
Everyone has different preferences and every body needs different things. I absolutely need breakfast, while my husband on the other hand can go hours without eating in the morning.
My challenge for you this week is to make enough breakfast to last you the week. I don’t usually meal prep breakfast, but I did this week! It saves time in the morning and keeps you from hitting the drive thru on the way to work.
Oatmeal can be made a million ways – baked, in a slow cooker, overnight oats, etc. Eggs can be used to make a frittata or breakfast burritos to store in the refrigerator or freezer. Breakfast cookies and breads are big right now too! Or try a yogurt parfait – the topping options are endless!
Some of my favorite breakfast recipes to make in bulk for the week include:
- Strawberry Banana Protein Overnight Oats
- Mocha Protein Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter & Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups
- Kale & Red Pepper Frittata
- Mini Veggie Egg White Cups
- Sweet Potato Yogurt Bowl
Use Pinterest as well to find some awesome recipes to make in bulk to last all week long. Follow me at Pinterest and check out my clean eating boards.
If you are like me, you might love all the extra time you have in the morning by not cooking breakfast! If you usually skip breakfast then you might find eating earlier in the day gives you more energy!
Now, it is time to meal prep breakfast foods! Don’t forget to sign up for emails to get more tips, ideas and recipes for the 12 Week Meal Prep Series!