Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And starting your morning with a healthy choice can set the pace for the rest of your day. But, let’s just admit it: mornings are HARD. Instead of rushing around like a crazy person, or reaching for a doughnut, you can set yourself up for success by preparing breakfast the night before.
We’ve collected a list of our staff’s favorite breakfasts that are food prep-ready. Enjoy!
Breakfasts You Can Make Using a Muffin Tin
All you need is a muffin tin and about twenty minutes to make any of these delicious healthy breakfasts. Muffin tins are an excellent way to maintain portion control and reduce necessary cooking times. Cook these recipes on Sunday and be breakfast-ready all week.
100 – Calorie Cheese, Vegetable, and Egg Muffins
Healthy and portable, these delicious breakfast bites are good to store and heat up all week. For a little variety, try putting different combinations of vegetables in each tin.
Get the recipe from AverieCOOKS here.
Bacon and Egg Muffins (AKA Breakfast in A Cup)
If bacon features predominately in your breakfast choices, then this recipe is for you. Try substituting the bread for a rich brown rice gluten-free variety. We also recommend pairing this recipe with a few slices of avocado for maximum protein.
Get the recipe from The Midnight Baker here.
Breakfast Granola Cups
If you’re looking to jazz up your morning granola (and stay gluten and
Get the recipe from The Skinny Fork here.
Paleo-Friendly Omelet Muffins
Take the week’s leftover vegetables and throw them in this delicious and paleo-friendly recipe. Best of all, you can pop one of these muffins in the microwave for 30-seconds to have a warm and healthy breakfast on the go.
Get the recipe from the Freckled Italian here.
Easy Vegan Protein Banana Muffins
If you’re looking to combine a delicious vegan, gluten free, and dairy free breakfast option into your week, then look no further. This quick and easy recipe satisfies your hunger in the morning. Best of all? No heating required. Just pick on up, and head out the door!
Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitchen here.
Breakfast Smoothies You Can Prep the Night Before
If you’re rushing around in the morning, you could end up with a smoothie that is too liquidy or too chunky. By preparing your smoothie the night before, all you have to do is blend and run out the door. Here are some of our favorite protein-packed breakfast smoothies you can prep the night before:
The Sunrise Smoothie
With tropical undertones, this smoothie is great to prep and store in your fridge overnight. We recommend adding one scoop of your favorite protein powder, preferably vanilla or orange flavored, to make this a smoothie that will keep you full until lunch.
Get the recipe from Iowa Girl Eats here.
Almond Butter Protein Smoothie
With just four ingredients, this delicious and protein-packed smoothie is a great way to boost your immune system and keep you feeling full and fresh. Try adding some raw cacao powder or a handful of spinach to make this recipe even better.
Get the recipe from The Roasted Root here.
Coffee Banana Smoothie
If you can’t get going without some coffee, then this recipe is for you. While this recipe calls for ice to balance the addition of hot coffee, if you prepare your coffee the night before, you can use a bit less ice for a pre-made and caffeine-packed breakfast on-the-go.
Get the recipe from Cook in Canuck here.
Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
With 17 grams of protein and apple undertones, this recipe is guaranteed to make you feel like a warrior. Throw all your ingredients in your blender and keep the fridge overnight for a speedy burst of energy in the morning.
Get the recipe from Oh She Glows here.
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