5 Super Easy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas: Make Mornings a Breeze!

Feb 28, 2019

Meal prep – especially breakfast meal prep – can make life a lot less stressful in the morning, and really helps you stay on track with making healthier food decisions. We all know the feeling: we’re rushed and stressed in the morning and end up eating something like peanut butter toast or sugar-filled cereal, and then regret it by lunch! We’ve rounded up some super easy recipes that you can meal prep on Sunday, so come Monday morning, you can sip your coffee with ease. Breakfast meal prep is a great way to start your morning off with a nutritional meal and a little less stress!

1. Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos

These breakfast burritos are super high protein, low in carbs, and made with only eight ingredients – what’s not to love?! They’re so easy to make, and perfect for meal prepping on the weekend so you can grab-and-go on those hectic weekday mornings.

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs, large
  • Splash of milk
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 red pepper, finely minced
  • ½ red onion, finely minced
  • 4 pieces of thick-cut bacon, cooked until crispy
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 flatbreads (multigrain)

Directions:

  1. Place EVOO and minced garlic in a medium saucepan. Turn to medium-high heat and cook until oil is heated. In a large bowl, whisk 8 eggs and a splash of milk. Set aside.
  2. Add in red pepper and onion to the pan and sauté for a few minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent. Then, add in eggs and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Place 1/4 of the egg mixture and a piece of cooked bacon.on top of a Flatout Flatbread. Then, sprinkle with cheese. If you want, you can add some extra spice. Wrap it tightly. Enjoy!

2. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

We are big fans of overnight oats here at Eat Clean – we even include them in our meal plan subscription breakfast options! Oats are packed with whole grains and tons of protein, and they’re delicious to boot. Prepare this yummy overnight oats recipe the night before and you have an easy breakfast waiting for you in the morning!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded apple (~1 medium apple)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Add shredded apples and orange juice to a medium-sized mixing bowl or meal-prep container. Mix well and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. When all ingredients are combined, place in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from fridge and top with your favorite overnight oat toppings!

3. Healthy Blueberry Waffles

Cook up some healthy blueberry waffles with 100% whole grain flours and no refined sugar or butter. Tip: make a double or triple batch and freeze them – instant meal prep breakfast for the week!

Ingredients:
DRY:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • Extra ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

WET:

  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, room temperature
  • ¾ – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.Then add wet ingredients, minus the coconut oil.
  3. Partially melt the coconut oil and add that to the batter (microwave coconut oil for about 20 seconds). Mix until smooth.
  4. Spray waffle iron with coconut oil cooking spray on both sides. Then, scoop in about ⅔ cup of batter. Close the waffle iron, flip, and let cool for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.

4. Easy Granola & Yogurt Parfaits

There is really nothing easier than a mason jar breakfast! Just make three or four of these on Sunday night, pop them in the fridge, and you’ve got a delicious grab-and-go breakfast for the work week. These are simple, super healthy, and packed with protein – a winning combo!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granola (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (your favorite flavor)
  • 4 cups berries

Directions:

  1. In a mason jar, layer ½ cup cup of granola, ½ cup of Greek yogurt, and 1 cup of berries. Refrigerate until ready to eat!

5. Easy Breakfast Pizza

We hate to say we saved the best for last, but… we kind of did! Breakfast pizzas are pretty awesome. They’re delicious, packed with protein, and somewhat healthy – and super easy to meal prep! Our favorite breakfast pizza recipe is below but for great lunch, try out one of our healthy meal prep pizza recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Pizza is Life seasoning
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Brown sausage and drain. Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Place in an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan with points toward the center. Press together to form a crust. Bottom of crust should be sealed and outside edge should be slightly raised. Spoon sausage over crust. Sprinkle with hash browns and top with cheddar cheese.
  3. Beat together eggs, milk, Pizza is Life seasoning; pour over crust. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs are set, about 25 to 30 minutes.

For more delicious recipes and meal prep ideas, check out our other blogs!

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