Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. So treat it that way! You don’t need to go all out and plan a 3 part breakfast meal (although that does sound nice!). Planning breakfast can be done in very little time as there are so many quick options available to you. We’re here to help you plan ahead so you have one less thing to worry about during those busy mornings!
Plan it out. Wow, so original, we know. But seriously, the reason this is the meal prep tip to end all meal prep tips is that meal prepping without a plan is an absolute nightmare. And don’t worry. You don’t need to become some meal planning genius overnight. Just prepare a list of things you need from the store and you will be off to a great start!
Batch it. Look for recipes that use the same ingredients so you can buy — and prep — in bulk. Not only does this make meal prepping easier, but it also shortens your time spent in the grocery store. And that’s something we can get excited about.
(Think: Oats, frozen fruit, protein powder, milk of choice, nut butters - all of these can be used in shakes, smoothies, overnight oats, DIY breakfast bars, warm oatmeal and more!)
Hook up your routine. If meal prepping is something you dread, you’re not going to do it. (Or even if you are, ugh.) So make it something pleasant. Set aside some time each weekend and put on your most bingeable Netflix show or pump up your best playlist. Think of it as a chance for self-care and it becomes less of a chore and more of a choice to spend your Sunday afternoon preppin’.
Take shortcuts when you want. Sure, the whole goal of meal prepping is to set yourself up with nutritious homemade meals on a regular basis. But don’t take the “homemade” part too literally. Just because you’re meal prepping doesn’t mean you have to skip pre-made.
Our pre-made shakes, protein bars, and fruit are a great substitute for breakfast when you don’t have time to plan. Your day will still be off to a great start with these easy on-the-go options.
Try these tips and find what works for you. Meal prepping isn’t one-size-fits-all. Whether you prep all breakfast meals for the rest of the week or you barely set yourself up for one meal, you’re still making your week a little easier. You’ve got this!
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