I talk a lot about meal prep, but usually in regards to dinners and lunches. This week I wanted to focus on the first meal of the day, breakfast. Below are some ideas you can prep ahead of time and have in the morning, all week long. You can always eat these for lunch or dinner as well. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?!
What You Need:
2.5 cups Rolled Oats
2.5 cups Almond Milk
4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (optional)
277 grams of Banana slices (about 2 1/2 bananas)
1 3/4 cups Blueberries
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8 dish and cover the bottom with bananas, and sprinkle 1 cup of the blueberries over the bananas.
In a bowl mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir.
In another bowl beat together almond milk, egg, vanilla, collagen peptides and maple syrup.
Add oats to the dish and gently pour milk mixture over oats. Tap pan on the counter to make sure the milk goes all the way through the oats.
Sprinkle the top with remaining blueberries and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until the top is golden brown. If you want you can drizzle the top with more syrup.
Serving Size: 1 ounce (made 51 ounces) I just measured the pan before and then again after and subtracted the weight of the empty pan. Then I put serving size as 51 in MFP. Learn more about adding a recipe to MFP here.
Macros for 1 ounce: 40 calories, .6 fat, 6.9 carbs, 1.7 protein
You can leave this covered in the fridge and heat individual portions for breakfast, or it also makes a good evening snack. It’s also an easy one to have kids help you make!
Another staple that is great to make for mornings is my Sweet Potato Hash. I’ve posted this recipe and you find it here.
I love to portion this out in individual containers, pull out of the fridge, throw in the microwave and while it is heating up, cook a couple of over-easy eggs to throw on top. It takes less than 5 minutes and it’s great!
I really like chicken sausage, but you have to look for some with low fat, and high protein, to get the best bang for your buck. My favorite…Biliski’s Chicken Sausage. They come in many flavors, with apple-honey being a favorite, especially for breakfast. **Let me know if you guys find these in stores! So far I can only find at Fresh Thyme and Earth Fare — who has a huge selection of flavors!
Okay, if you are wanting an egg recipe, I don’t have one here haha. My thought on eggs is that if I have to take the sweet potato hash, or chicken sausage, or oatmeal out of the fridge and microwave to heat up, I can cook some fresh eggs in that same amount of time. So that is what I do. I love an over easy egg on top of that sweet potato hash. (Heat pan, spray with olive oil spray, crack open egg….take hash out of fridge, weigh out amount you need, pop in microwave for 60 seconds….just like that your egg and hash are both ready to eat!)
You could also use the above for a great brunch menu if you are having guests over for the weekend!