25 Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas For Busy Mornings

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Ready to start your day the right way? These easy and healthy breakfast meal prep ideas are perfect for busy mornings. Each recipe comes together in around 30 minutes or less and will help you to start your day filled with energy. 

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Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.

As soon as my eyes open in bed, I start thinking about what delicious meal I will have.

But it wasn’t always like that.

For years I used to rush out of the house, eating a sad bowl of cereal in front of my desk.

But when I started planning my meals, eating a healthy and balanced breakfast became one of my priorities. And there is some evidence that eating earlier in the day helps our blood sugar levels.

Plus, meal prepping your breakfast ahead of time doesn’t have to be complicated, and I promise you, it won’t require much time.

Every recipe below (from creamy overnight oats to grab-and-go granola bars to tasty egg muffins) will take 30 minutes or less to put together and help you have something yummy to eat in the morning every day.

BENEFITS OF MEAL PREPPING

1. Save money

By planning your breakfast, you’ll be able to waste a lot less food. When you go food shopping, you’ll buy exactly what you need and won’t be tempted to overspend.

2. Save time

If you struggle to get meals together every day, meal prep is a great way to have something ready to eat at any time.

3. Eat healthy meals every day

The hungrier you are, the more tempted you get to eat unhealthy food. You’ll know exactly what you are eating every day by cooking a healthy breakfast ahead of time. You can pick the right ingredients and make sure you add plenty of nourishing fruit and vegetables to your diet.

Top tips for breakfast meal prep

1. Keep it 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.

I usually eat pretty much the same thing every day of the week with some variations and become a bit more adventurous at the weekend.

I 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 starting.

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 usually planned my meals on Saturday before my big weekly shopping.

Select the recipes you want to prepare and list everything you will need to buy.

You can find a list of all my favorite breakfast meal prep ingredients at the bottom of this page.

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 your nutritious meal.

My favorite breakfast meal prep containers are:

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25 Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes

If you think you will never have enough time in the morning to bake delicious banana bread or scramble some eggs, I will share a little secret with you: now, you do!

All these recipes are healthy and easy to make and come together in very little time.

Ingredients you should keep handy

Having your pantry (or a tiny food cupboard, in my case!) stocked with healthy and wholesome ingredients will make planning your breakfast much more effortless.

These are the essential ingredients you should have on hand all the time:

1. Oats

Delicious, filling, and incredibly versatile, they can be used in so many ways: overnight oats, porridge, smoothies, granola, muffins, and breakfast bars.

They are full of fiber, naturally gluten-free, and help your digestive system work better.

2. Plant-based milk

Most breakfast meal prep recipes require some milk. My favorites are oat milk and almond milk.

You can use standard dairy milk if you prefer, but plant-based milk works best for me. It’s easier to digest and has less saturated fats.

But always read the labels: it can be hard to find pure plant-based milk. Make sure the milk you buy doesn’t contain any additives or added oils.

Collection of best breakfast meal prep ingredients

Fresh and Frozen Fruit

I cannot live without my daily dose of fruit. My favorites are berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), which are loaded with antioxidants, rich in fiber, and incredibly nutritious.

But you can eat any fruit you love. Remember not to remove the skin if possible (if edible), as it contains most nutrients and antioxidants. And to chew it instead of juicing it.

Smoothies are ok since you still have all the fiber content.

Avocado

Avocado is so versatile. It’s incredibly nutritious, full of healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber, and helps keep you fuller for longer.

You can mash it and eat it on toast, in a sandwich, add it to smoothies or breakfast bowls, or slice it and eat it raw.

Nuts

I love nuts! Full of healthy fats, fiber, and proteins, they are a staple in any healthy diet. My favorites are almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashew nuts.

Plus, let’s not forget nut butter.

Made simply with nuts, nut butter is so delicious, added to a smoothie, breakfast cookies, oatmeal, or just spread on toast.

I prefer to make my own, like this almond butter. But if you have no time, pick nut butter without any additives and 100% nuts.

Seeds

Seeds like chia, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, sesame, etc., are tiny but full of powerful nutrients.

They contain omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. They are great for digestive health, glowing skin, and keeping your blood sugar levels in check.

So, here is the complete list of ingredients that you should keep on hand:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Other fruits
  • Bread
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Flour (coconut, almond, oat flour, wholegrain)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Nut Butter
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Veggies

Is breakfast meal prep for you?

Filling up with the right amount of healthy nutrients first thing in the morning will boost your energy and prepare you for the day ahead.

Meal prepping breakfast can be a lifesaver, especially if you usually run out of the house in the morning but still want to eat healthy food.

Just try it for a week, and you will see a significant change in your health and wallet!

More Meal Prep Recipes

What are your favorite healthy breakfasts for meal prep? Share them in the comments below!

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Boxes

These easy and healthy breakfast meal prep ideas are perfect for busy mornings. Ready in less than 30 minutes, these meal prep recipes are what you are after if you need something to grab and go!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 1 serving per box
Author: Sara Trezzi

Ingredients

Peanut butter And Banana Sandwich Breakfast Box

  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 banana - sliced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

Avocado Sandwich Breakfast Box

  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 avocado - small
  • 1 tomato - sliced
  • 1 egg - boiled

Instructions

Peanut butter And Banana Sandwich Breakfast Box

  • Spread the peanut butter on the rye bread slices. Add the banana slices, close, and cut the sandwich in half.
  • Add the sandwich to a glass container, together with the washed strawberries, and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.

Avocado Sandwich Breakfast Box

  • Slice the avocado, and add to the rye bread. Top with tomato slices and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the sandwich to a glass container, together with the boiled egg, and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am so glad I found this and am so grateful to you for sharing everything! I have not yet tried the recipes but I can already see that they are for me! Thank you again!

  2. Jessica Leaf says:

    Can someone tell me exactly what the first photo is the peanut butter banana sandwich? What is is on? Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for all your ideas! I cannot wait to start trying some of these recipes!

  4. Robin Jeffcoat says:

    Can I make smoothies ahead of time and store them and if so how long will they last
    The blender is loud and I don’t want to wake ppl up when I’m making them

    1. It depends on the type of smoothie. For example, I know my green smoothie lasts up to 24h in the fridge. But some might not last that long! But if you blend them in the evening for the morning you’ll be fine. Just give them a good shake before drinking them.

  5. 5 stars
    Just tried your overnight oats!
    I now prep them every day!
    Delicious πŸ˜‹

  6. 5 stars
    Love these ideas! I don’t have time to prep breakfast in the morning so these are perfect!

      1. High school sports says:

        Amazing my fav recipe everyone loves ❀️