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Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas (Make Ahead For The Week)

I always think it’s best to get a new day off to a good start. It’s a chance to fill up on healthy whole grains, fresh fruit, and protein. Planning ahead really helps – a little breakfast meal prep the night before can make all the difference on busy mornings and with many of these healthy breakfast meal prep ideas you can meal prep for the week.

Instead of skipping breakfast, meal prep breakfast recipes to go and you can eat them in the office. Eating a healthy filling breakfast can keep you going until lunchtime instead of reaching for unhealthy snacks. Try these healthy breakfast meal prep recipes to eat better – they’re delicious and easy to prepare and will help you keep your weight loss plans on track!

Ideas for healthy breakfast meal prep. Meal prep jars filled with overnight oats and topped with tropical fruit and nuts.

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep For The Week

Meal prep is simply preparing meals in advance. This can be done by cooking entire meals or preparing individual components of a meal. Meal prep is an extremely useful tool for busy people who want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals but don’t have the time to prepare and cook every day.

Prepping breakfast is a great way to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need first thing in the morning. It’s the most important meal of the day! I find if I eat a good breakfast I’m less likely to indulge in sugary treats later in the day.

By prepping ahead of time, you can make sure your breakfast is both delicious and nutritious. It’s best to keep things simple when it comes to meal prep. Choose two or three different breakfast ideas to eat during the week to keep your prep time down to a minimum – or even find a breakfast idea you love and eat it every day.

My favorite breakfast dish is overnight oats. I make up a batch on a Sunday night and add different toppings during the week. Overnight oats last for 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container so I don’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast again until the weekend when I have more time!

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Breakfast Meal Prep Weight Loss

Meal prepping is a great tool for weight loss. If you plan and prep your meals in advance, it’s far easier to choose healthy options for breakfast. These are some of the ways breakfast meal prep can help with weight loss:

  • You’re less likely to grab unhealthy high-calorie food on a busy morning.
  • Meal prep can help you control portion size.
  • You can make sure you start your day with nutritious food.
  • Choosing the right breakfast keeps you fuller for longer.

One tip is to make sure your breakfast choice is full of protein. A high-protein breakfast will keep you full until lunchtime. Oatmeal is also a terrific choice for keeping you full for longer.

breakfast meal prep jars filled with overnight oats

Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of meal prep, let’s get to the good stuff – the recipes!

Here are my top meal prep ideas for a healthy breakfast:

1. Banana Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter

Making porridge every day takes too long on busy mornings. That’s why overnight oats are such a hit. You can make a healthy breakfast – a high protein meal that’s refined sugar-free – with just 5 minutes of meal prep the night before. It can even be gluten-free.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the basic overnight oats recipe or find some of my favorite overnight oats recipes in this related post. It’s a great healthy meal prep option for weight loss! Make in sealable jars to eat on the go.

Meal prep the basic overnight oats recipe and add different toppings every day for variety – the options for this healthy meal are only limited by your creativity!

banana and peanut butter overnight oats

Full recipe on Love Life Be Fit

2. Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Staying with the whole grains theme, quinoa is a healthy breakfast option packed with protein. The quinoa does need to be soaked ahead of time to remove any bitter flavor so it’s an ideal meal prep recipe.

Made in an instant pot, preparation is a breeze with just simple ingredients. It’s cooked in coconut milk for a wonderful creamy flavor. Make a big batch of these healthy breakfast bowls at the weekend to last throughout the week! For a lower-fat option swap coconut for soy milk or another plant-based milk.

instant pot quinoa breakfast bowls

Full recipe on Detoxinista

3. Healthy Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are a fantastic vegan meal prep option! They’re easy to make and can be frozen and reheated. Just wrap them up in some aluminum foil or parchment paper and pop them in the fridge or freezer.

I like to fill my healthy burritos with scrambled tofu, black beans, vegetables, and avocado. You can add any fillings you like – cheese (but watch out for calories), salsa, and hot sauce are all tasty additions. It’s a recipe loved by the whole family!

vegan breakfast burrito

Full recipe on Love & Lemons

4. Healthy Chia Puddings

Chia pudding is a fantastic healthy option for breakfast and couldn’t be easier to make. Simply combine chia seeds with your favorite plant milk and let it sit for a few hours (or overnight) to thicken.

You can then add any toppings you like – fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds, maple syrup are all great options. This banana bread chia pudding recipe on Simply Quinoa is my favorite!

chia pudding

Full recipe on Simply Quinoa

5. Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato for breakfast? Why not! They’re naturally sweetened and combined with tasty toppings such as peanut butter, banana, and granola, they make a delicious and filling breakfast.

You can make a big batch of roasted sweet potatoes and bake them on a sheet pan ahead of time – just pop them in the microwave to reheat. Then add your toppings of choice and enjoy!

breakfast sweet potatoes

Full recipe on Simply Quinoa

6. Tofu Scramble

Scrambled eggs can be a go-to dish when I want a quick protein boost, but by the time I’ve cooked up eggs in butter and milk, it’s not the best healthy option. So I was delighted to find that tofu scramble tastes just as good – if not better! It’s become one of my favorite plant-based healthy meal prep recipes.

I like to make mine with green onions or shallots and a big handful of chopped bell peppers but try experimenting with different veggies. Tofu scramble works really well for meal prep. Make in advance and reheat on a busy morning. Tofu scramble tastes just as good for a healthy lunch!

tofu scramble in meal prep containers

Full recipe on Sweet Peas And Saffron

7. Vegan Hash Browns

Are you a sweet breakfast eater or do you always go for savory breakfasts? This hash brown recipe will win anyone over to the savory side!

Of course, hash browns are often vegan as long as they’re made with vegan butter but this recipe is a step above the rest. The key is to use a starchy potato such as russet potatoes so they cook up nice and crispy.

They taste delightful straight out of the pan but they’re still suitable for meal prep. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container and reheat them quickly in a frying pan in the morning. I like to serve mine with a dollop of vegan cream cheese and a side of pinto beans!

Just note, that it isn’t the healthiest option on the list – by the time you’ve fried the potatoes they’ll be high in calories, but it makes a good treat for breakfast when you’re super hungry!

vegan hash browns

Full recipe on Loving It Vegan

8. Pinto Beans

The ideal side dish for your hash browns or eat them on their own with some wholemeal bread.

Pinto beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Making them from dried beans is a little more effort but this amazing recipe will win you over.

Making a big batch at the weekend is a great way to have them ready for an easy healthy breakfast during the week.

pinto beans

Full recipe on Love & Lemons

9. Vegan Sausages

If you’d like a vegan sausage with your hash browns and pinto beans, you’ll love this recipe! With delicious flavors, it’s a super healthy sausage and another winner for meal prep.

You can cook them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them. Then simply reheat in a frying pan when you’re ready to eat.

These sausages are naturally low in saturated fats and contain a whole 32 grams of protein. They make a hearty vegan breakfast with pinto beans, tofu scramble, and hashbrowns!

vegan sausages

Full recipe on Loving It Vegan

10. Healthy Waffles (Fluffy & Crispy)

Waffles are the perfect vegan make-ahead breakfast! They freeze really well and can be reheated in the toaster or a toaster oven for an easy breakfast.

This recipe is delightful. The waffles are fluffy, crispy, and just perfect! Serve with your choice of toppings – fresh berries, maple syrup, a little almond butter, and a decadent dusting of cocoa powder!

vegan waffles - vegan breakfast meal prep

Full recipe on Jessica In The Kitchen

11. Mango, Ginger, Kale Green Smoothie

A green smoothie is a perfect way to start your day! It’s packed with nutrients and will give you sustained energy until lunchtime.

I like to experiment with my smoothie recipes and it doesn’t always go to plan. For a safer option try this recipe from Minimalist Baker – it’s kale, mango, peaches, ginger, and a little bit of lime juice. Blend everything up until it’s smooth and enjoy!

The smoothies will stay fresh for up to 24 hours in the fridge so you can make them the night before. Or meal prep the ingredients and blend them in the morning.

green smoothie

Full recipe on Minimalist Baker

12. Fresh English Muffins with Avocado

Toast is always a good idea but sometimes you want something a little more substantial. These fresh English muffins are just the ticket! They make a healthy start to the day served with avocado.

Mashed avocado can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. It will last for 2 – 3 days if made with a little lemon juice.

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13. Blender Banana Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Naturally sweet, these healthy pancakes are incredibly easy to make. Simply blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and cook on a hot griddle or frying pan.

I love to add chocolate chips to my pancakes but you could also add blueberries, chopped nuts, or a little grated lemon zest. Pancakes are a great option for meal prep – made ahead of time they keep for 2-3 days or freeze for one month.

banana pancakes - vegan breakfast meal prep

Full recipe on Minimalist Baker

14. Vegan French Toast

This is the best vegan French toast recipe! It’s easy to make and can be prepped ahead of time. Simply soak your bread in the mixture of plant-based milk, flax meal, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Then cook on a hot griddle or frying pan until golden. If you meal prep the batter in advance it keeps for 2-3 days in the fridge.

vegan french toast - vegan breakfast meal prep

Full recipe on Jessica In The Kitchen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of healthy breakfast meal prep ideas. These delicious breakfast recipes will make your mornings so much easier! Meal prep is not just a terrific way of eating better – it’s also good for your budget! Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite.

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