Simple Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas

March 29, 2022

If you want to take care of your health and save money, meal prepping can be an excellent solution, especially if you don’t have time in the morning to sit down and eat breakfast. Meal prepping can help you avoid overindulging later in the day with unhealthy fast food or something similar, and it also makes eating healthy more convenient during the rest of your busy work week. Here are some simple breakfast meal prep ideas to help you get started if you don’t know where to begin!

Simple Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas

Beet, Carrot and Onion Breakfast Bowl with Fried Eggs

Here’s what you need to make this recipe from Sarah’s Cucina Bella:

  • 2 small beets, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, quartered and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped beet greens
  • 2 large eggs

Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups with Chocolate Chips

For this tasty breakfast meal prep recipe from Organize Yourself Skinny, you’ll need:

  • 3 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk (dairy milk can be substituted)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

Ham, Egg and Cheese Bake

Who doesn’t love ham, eggs, and cheese together? This is one recipe you’ll definitely look forward to waking up to. 

You’ll need:

  • 8 oz (1/2 lb) cubed ham
  • 2 ½ cups cubed leftover French bread (day old is better!)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

This recipe from Budget Bytes combines the heart-healthy qualities of oats with just the right stuff to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup milk* 

(Don’t miss this post next with several tips for saving money at the grocery store without sacrificing nutrition!)

Bacon and Bell Pepper Breakfast Quesadilla

This other great recipe from Sarah’s Cucina Bella relies on simple and tasty ingredients for a protein-packed breakfast meal prep recipe.

You’ll need:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper, (dice it small)
  • 2 eggs, (beaten with a dash of milk and a sprinkle of salt and pepper)
  • butter
  • 4 tortillas
  • 2 strips bacon, (cooked and drained on paper towels)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are not only filling, but they can also include a whole lot of protein! Protein is important for helping keep you full for longer while also building and maintaining muscle mass.

Here’s what you need for this breakfast meal prep recipe from The Lunchbox Ladies:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced sweet onions
  • ½ cup diced bell peppers
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 burrito-size tortillas
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, cut in half

Try these Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes Today

Breakfast is often a rushed meal, taken on the go, or even skipped altogether. Making breakfast at home and packing it in advance can save you time and money, as well as curb unhealthy snacking later in the day. Our bodies crave routine, so creating a simple breakfast meal prep routine can be incredibly beneficial for both your health and budget!

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