Midweek Meander #17: Breakfast Meal Prep
Breakfast meal prep has been part of my weekly routine for about 10 years now. Honestly, I don’t know how I would eat as healthy of a breakfast without it. We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I truly believe that; however, for many of us it is the most rushed meal of the day.
Whether you are an early bird workout person like me or a person that prefers to sleep as long as possible in the morning breakfast meal prep is something that you should try. I promise that it will make your day off to a better start in oh so many ways.
Studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast helps kickstart your metabolism, helps you to have better concentration, and can help lower “bad cholesterol” among many other things. Now, I don’t know about you, but those 3 things are BIGGIES in my life. You can read even more benefits about eating a healthy breakfast here.
glass cake plate | muffins pictured are Blueberry (recipe below)
I love to keep one or two muffins in this cake plate on the countertop. Honestly, I think it looks pretty and it keeps them fresh for a few days. The rest of the batch is in the freezer so I can get them out as I need them.
linen tee | shorts | similar flip flops
When I Eat My Main Breakfast
So those of you who know me well, know that I am an early riser, early workout person. I break my fast with a very small amount of protein and fat before I go to the gym. That just sets my body up to burn more fat and develop more lean muscle which is what I am all about. I eat my main breakfast after I come home from the gym. Yep, that’s when I eat my delicious carbs with more protein. So now you are wondering what some of my favorite things are to meal prep for breakfast.
Before I share some of my favorite recipes, I thought I would share what types of lean protein I pair with them. We have to make sure that we get enough protein in as well.
- A simple protein shake. Yes, just some vanilla protein powder (this is my favorite vegan powder), some almond milk, water, and ice.
- A few slices of turkey bacon
- A couple of egg whites. If I have time I will cook eggs, but I always keep hard boiled eggs in the frig for a quick protein source.
My Current Favorite Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes
I will be honest. Looking for new and interesting recipes is something that I love to do I have a few websites/Pinterest accounts that I love to peruse. Honestly, they can be like going “down a rabbit hole” for me. I can just get lost and before I know it 30 minutes has gone by. So here are some of the gluten free, dairy free recipes that I have been prepping lately. Click on the name of the recipe and it will take you to the website. where I found the recipe. Trust me, when you see the photos of their recipes your mouth is going to start watering.
Peach Baked Oatmeal from Eating Bird Food. Love this with an extra splash of almond milk on top.
Strawberry Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips from Eating Bird Food.
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas from Skinny Taste.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins from Skinny Taste.
These ladies have all kinds of amazing recipes on their sites. So if you are into healthy cooking or just want to find ways to incorporate healthy recipes into your life, take some time to scroll thru. If my favorites are not your cup of tea, you may find some other things that sound even tastier to you.
On another healthy eating note…..it is Peach season here in Georgia. Last summer I did a post on how I love to grill peaches. If you like a good peach and are looking for a healthy dessert, please take a look at this post.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope I helped you find some good recipes for breakfast meal prep or just to add into your recipe rotation. Let me know if you try something by dropping a comment below. I love to hear from you.
Remember to always have a little SASs in your day.
Beth, these recipes all sound so good! I’m definitely going to check them out. And I use that same protein powder- in the Chocolate and in the Cookies and Cream versions… delicious!!!
Hope you like some of my favorite recipes. I love those protein powder flavors too.
We are always looking for more options for our healthy breakfasts!! Thanks for all of this information, Beth,
Me too. I love to mix up what I eat and try to do seasonal fruits too. Let me know if you try any of my favorite recipes.