Meal Prep for Beginners: Breakfast Edition

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My previous blog on “Meal Prep for Beginners” got a lot of traction! I thought that you could benefit from a second version with all new breakfast meal prep recipes.  Meal prep, or preparing large amounts of healthy food for the week at one time, saves a ton of time and mess during the busy workweek. We could all use a hot breakfast during the week, but we often find ourselves rushing out the door and maybe grabbing a granola bar or yogurt if we are lucky.  Make sure to get your metabolism boost in the morning even if you need to eat these breakfast recipes on the go.  Here are a few ways to cook breakfast for your workweek in ways that are very basic, time efficient, and healthy.

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Something that many people don’t realize or don’t think to do, is cooking your eggs in the microwave. It may sound a little odd, but place two eggs in a very tight Tupperware container.  Take them to work, and when you get there, microwave them until they begin to set.

If you don’t have access to a microwave or this doesn’t appeal to you, try my egg squares recipes.  You can cook eggs in mass quantities and only dirty one pan for the week. You can eat them on your way out the door or heat them up at work.

Eggs ain’t your thang? Oatmeal is another fabulous breakfast staple that can be made in advance. Overnight oats are even more creamy and delicious.  You can make my overnight oats and eat them cold, or heat them up if you like. Of course, there are tons of versions of these. Add in whey protein if you need extra protein, peanut butter for some healthy fat, fruit and nuts if you like. You can make five of them, or as many as you need and let them sit in the fridge all week.

Finally, breakfast burritos can also be made ahead. For five breakfast burritos:

5 whole wheat tortillas

5-10 (depending if you want one or two eggs per serving) whole eggs

3 cups veggies of choice, such as tomato, spinach, bell pepper, onion

2 cups breakfast meat of choice, such as turkey bacon, turkey sausages

Seasoning such as salt pepper, hot sauce to taste, salsa

  1. Scramble eggs.
  2. Saute veggies if necessary.
  3. Brown meat.
  4. Assemble all ingredients in tortillas, season, roll up.
  5. Roll in tin foil or in Tupperware containers.
  6. Refrigerate until you are ready to devour.

 

 

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Shannon Gagnon is the healthy recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer behind Crawfish & Crunches. She often shares health tips and southern recipes that she turns slightly healthier. On her blog you can find just what the tagline says, “Realistic recipes, rich southern culture, and health conscious habits.”

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