Interested in meal prep? Let’s start with breakfast.
A good breakfast consists of a balance of macronutrients (carbs, fats, proteins), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), to fuel your body for whatever the day has in store. By tackling this meal, you help stave off cravings, avoid the dreaded afternoon “crash”, and lock-in a “win” for the day right when it begins. Eating a healthy, filling breakfast, may entice you to eat healthy and filling lunches and dinners, too.
So how do you “meal prep” breakfast? What could be more convenient than breakfast cereal? Well, breakfast cereal (even the ones that are advertised as “healthy”) are often chock-full of sugar and quick-digesting carbohydrates. Since they are lacking in healthy fats and proteins, your body doesn’t feel full after eating them. A few hours after eating, you may feel hungrier than if you’d eaten nothing at all, and crash from the sugar and carb rush you fed yourself as soon as you got out of bed.
We searched the web for recipes that are sure to have something for everyone.
This filling dish takes just one hour to prepare, and sets you up with six servings- that’s almost an entire week’s worth of breakfasts!
The easy recipe calls for favorite breakfast staples like cheese, eggs, potatoes, and vegetables.
"Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls are full of filling, hearty ingredients to power you through your morning.
This vegetarian and gluten-free breakfast recipe is also freezer-friendly!"
If you’re craving something sweeter, these homemade fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups may be perfect.
Choose full fat, greek yogurt, for an extra filling, high protein meal to balance out the carbs and sugar in the compote.
"These Homemade Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups are just what you need when the kids go back to school for a quick breakfast, or to pack in lunch boxes or enjoy as an after school snack. They barely take any effort and you’re going to feel so good about knowing exactly what’s in them and save some money in the process. These are a win any way you look at them."
From Flavor The Moments.
Some people just love baked goods for breakfast! The great news is, there’s a way to have a healthier and more-filling version of that blueberry muffin you’ve grown to love.
These little baked blueberry banana oatmeal cups are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
Pair with yogurt to start your day, or bring a few in a baggie to work as fuel before you hit the gym!
"Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cups – perfect and healthy way to start your day! Delicious, moist and not too sweet! Very easy to make, fast to eat and good choice for every occasion!"