Question: What is your go-to breakfast?
Even if we are consistently reaching for a box of cereal or a pastry from the break room, many of our go-to breakfast options aren’t very balanced.
We get tons of requests for macro-friendly meal prep recipes — specifically breakfasts. We get it, it’s the toughest meal of the day to stay on top of, but we are here to help! Here are a few of our favorite easy breakfasts that will keep your breakfast game strong and exciting.
And as always, we are here to help! Speak with a coach today by scheduling a No-Snack Intro!
1. Overnight Oats
If there was an award for a breakfast recipe that ticked all the boxes, overnight oats would probably win. It’s seriously the simplest, fastest, and easy way to make breakfast for a whole week. Did we mention you can also pack it with protein and change it up every day! We love the way Minimalist Baker breaks down the technique.
2. Egg Cups
Egg cups were a game-changer for us after having a kid. We would make a couple of batches a week and they were easy to not only throw in the mix for breakfast but sometimes at lunch if we were running low on supplies or couldn’t make it home. Check out the method and awesome ways to prep them from Meal Prep on Fleek. I highly recommend picking up some silicone muffin cups as they will save you a ton of time on clean-up.
3. Breakfast Bars
Fall is coming, and it will be pumpkin season before we know it. We are all fans of Kodiak Cakes, and Coach Ashlyn has a great recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars that would make an awesome grab-and-go breakfast.
Somewhat related: I also love a good breakfast cookie if I’m running late!
4. Breakfast Sandwiches
If you have a secret love for Egg McMuffins, have no fear, you can make a weeks-worth in less time than it will take you to side-trip through the drive-thru every morning! Here’s one of my favorite recipes from Laura Fuentes, but it’s really as easy as egg, cheese, and English muffin or bagel thin (and bacon/sausage if you want).
5. Breakfast Scramble
Scrambles are one of my favorite breakfast meal preps because they reheat and taste just as amazing as when they are first made and are super flexible to work with! Here is a great starter recipe from A Dash of Macros.
6. Breakfast Burritos
Like scrambles, breakfast burritos are an easy way to prep a week’s worth (or more if you freeze) of breakfast flexibly that taste great the whole week. They are also easy to customize depending on your family’s preferences, for example, here are recipes for both meat from blogger The Slow Roasted Italian and meat-free from the Vegan 8.
Tip: Coach Tyler found these carb-conscious tortillas at Sam’s Club.
7. Protein Muffins
Maybe you are a bit of a traditionalist and love a bit of morning sweetness with a muffin, we got you with this recipe from Eat the Grains! I like to keep these around my desk during the week to avoid the vending machines.
8. Protein Pancakes
You don’t have to wait for the weekend to make pancakes, you can enjoy them all week and stick to your goals with this easy recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef or a mix like Kodiak Cakes. I’m also including this collection of recipes for different flavors, toppings and fun spins to keep things light and fun (and fluffy).
Our very own Fringie Alli has an awesome recipe for Cashew Granola if you’re a fan of some morning sweetness to your Greek yogurt!
10. Chia Seed Pudding
Chia pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack to meal prep for the week. It’s creamy, satisfying, and loaded with protein, fiber, and omega-3s. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo and keto. It also doesn’t require a ton of ingredients! Check out this post from Eating Bird Food for the method.