Hey guys 🙂 Happy FRI-YEY ❤
I hope you’re all doing well! I’ve been meaning to share a few meal prep tips with you all for a while, so now that we’re in January and a lot of people are requesting meal prep ideas and ways to get back into routine or to create healthy habits, I thought I’d start now.
This is PART ONE of a series; I’ll be sharing more posts very soon all about meal prepping lunch, dinner and snacks too so stay tuned. But for now, let’s start the first post of this series with the first meal of the day.
Different people have different ideas and interpretations of meal prep – for me, meal prep is any food preparation that helps me stay on track with a healthy diet and helps me be more efficient in the preparation of my food when time is very limited.
I am an early riser today, however, this certainly was not the case a few years back. I used to wake up with not a minute to spare, go to work in a mad rush and not even think about a healthy breakfast because I would have no time whatsoever to do so.
Even though I wake up really early nowadays and like having a slow quiet start to my day, I do always prefer to find my breakfast prepped and ready to go. It saves so much time in the morning, I don’t have to clean up and I find that I prefer spending my time on other things especially first thing in the morning.
Here are some of my FAVE breakfasts you can prep beforehand:
- BANANA BREAD
Here’s the recipe for this one: https://holisticnutritionninja.com/2019/11/13/banana-bread-2-0/
This recipe is fool proof; super easy to make, loaded with wholesome ingredients and ideal for your quick breakfast on the go. I love topping this with some yogurt or nut butter (or both) – YUM!
2. OVERNIGHT OATS
I love making overnight oats and make a few batches every week. These last up to a week in the fridge so you can make a big batch Sunday night and have breakfast ready for an entire week really quickly. The ingredient combinations here are endless; when I’m in a rush, I often just opt for
1/2 cup oats, 1 cup milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tablespoons chia seeds and 1 tablespoon dried fruit
I’ve shared some really easy and tasty recipes for overnight oats before, click here to view: https://holisticnutritionninja.com/2019/04/20/overnight-oats-five-ways-%f0%9f%98%8b/
3.YOGURT AND FRUIT CUPS
This is the ultimate lazy breakfast prep – add some yogurt to a few jars, top with fruit, add nuts / seeds / granola, store in fridge and eat. That’s it! Super simple, no recipes or cooking involved but still a nice balanced breakfast (these make a really great mid-morning snack too).
4. HOMEMADE GRANOLA
If you’re taking some time to do a weekend meal prep, why not make a tiny bit of extra effort and follow my recipe for homemade granola? It’s so delicious and really easy to make. Here’s the recipe: https://holisticnutritionninja.com/2019/09/07/homemade-nutty-granola-%f0%9f%a5%a3/
I love adding this granola on top of some yogurt or adding some warm milk in winter. So so good!
5. EGG CUPS
This is a new fave for me. They are much nicer straight out of the oven or warmed up slightly in the microwave but I often eat them warm on my way out of the door! These are also great if you’re trying to sustain a lower carb diet healthily. These are like a quiche without the crust.
This recipe makes 6 egg cups.
2 thin slices mozzarella cut up into very small cubes *you can omit or use any other cheese
large handful cooked and drained spinach
handful chopped bell peppers
1 large spring onion
salt and pepper
Mix everything together in a large bowl and then use a ladle to pour into a muffin tray. Now, bake for 25-30 minutes in a 170 degree Celsius oven until fully cooked.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge lined with paper towels to absorb any moisture.
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