March 20, 2017

Easy breakfast meal prep for the week

meal prepWhen I went from being a single girl to a stepmom of three my morning routine changed quite a bit. I used to roll out of bed, grab a yogurt and log into my computer to start working. I can still do that when it’s just me and my husband, but when we have the kids, mornings can be rushed, stressful and a bit totally chaotic. I have incorporated several clever life hacks into my morning routine that have significantly reduced the stress and chaos. My favorite life hack is spending time on the weekends doing meal prep for the week. Prepping our breakfasts for the week has totally helped to streamline our mornings and create a more efficient and relaxed atmosphere.

Easy breakfast meal prep ideas

Preparing the following breakfast items on the weekend will save you loads of time on your weekday mornings. If you prep all your meals to save time during the week but spend half your weekend doing it, it’s not really very time-saving.  To avoid this sneaky meal prepping time suck, I made sure each recipe is not only delicious but super easy to prepare. Serving homemade breakfast items versus packaged, store-bought items saves you a ton of money and reduces any unnecessary chemicals and preservatives in your family’s diet.

Breakfast burritos

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These delicious breakfast burritos from The Country Cook are very similar to the ones I make. I replace the shredded hashbrowns with hash brown patties because they take only 10min to toast. I cut each pattie into chunks and put bout 1/2 a patty in each burrito. Making your own breakfast burritos ensures your picky eaters get what they want in their burrito (no cheese, a squirt of ketchup, etc..).

Pancake-sausage “McGriddle” sandwiches

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This recipe from mantitlement actually includes the recipe for making homemade sausage and pancakes. While it is healthier than store-bought sausage and pancakes, I don’t have the time to make everything from scratch, so I buy Jimmy Dean’s maple sausage and make the patties, then sandwich them between two frozen premade pancakes. They freeze well and take only 18-22 minutes in a 375-degree oven if you put them in the fridge to thaw the night before. Frozen cooking time is closer to 30 minutes. But if you pop them in the oven when you first wake up they’ll be hot & ready by the time everyone gets downstairs to breakfast.

Bacon & egg “McMuffin” sandwiches

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Egg McMuffins are the healthiest breakfast sandwich on the McDonalds menu, and they can be made even healthier at home!  This recipe from The Suburban Soapbox includes a brilliant cooking hack for the eggs and was created specifically as a freezer meal. She doesn’t include this tip, but be sure to toast the muffins briefly before assembling and freezing the sandwiches for a fresher, “just cooked” texture and taste.

Cheesy sausage breakfast sliders

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Sliders for breakfast? Yes please! The recipe for these delicious cheese, egg and sausage sliders from The Slow Roasted Italian isn’t specifically a for a meal prep “freezer meal”, but I made them in a foil pan, froze them, thawed them, and baked them according to the directions in this recipe and they tasted like they were made that morning!

Meal prep supplies

I get my gallons bags and aluminum foil at the Dollar Tree. The best prices on foil pans and lids are available on Amazon. If you get an Amazon Prime membership you get free 2-day shipping on ALL of your orders for twelve months. Amazone Prime is $99 a year, but it comes with a ton of other benefits in addition to free shipping, like free movies, books, magazines, and much, much more.  I encourage you to check it out and see how it can save you money!

I am curious to see if these easy and delicious meal prep ideas save you as much time and money as they do for me. If you make any of these yummy breakfast meal prep ideas be sure to share your experience in the comments below!

xoxo,

Missy

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Comments

  1. Wow! These are not only easy ideas, but they look really tasty, too! My husband and I don’t have kids, but our mornings are very chaotic. Add to that the fact that I have to feed us both and we’re usually in a hurry. These suggestions should come in handy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. breakfast is so important and this is a great way to make sure we don’t skip it even on those busy mornings!

  3. i have a bad habit of skipping breakfast. I know your days will go so much smoother when you have had a good breakfast. thank you so much for sharing these easy meals

  4. I love meal preps! So much fun and always motivates me

  5. Love the post! The pancake sausage sandwich looks so good! We usually don’t think about more options for breakfast this gave so many ideas. Will be trying some soon.

  6. I love the idea of meal preps. I would love to have smoothies for breakfast so I need to start prepping those the night before so I can just get up, whizz them and go. I hate getting up early so I just have no time in the morning otherwise

  7. Such great ideas and they all look and sound so appetising! The burritos though do it for me and will give them a try. Ree love30

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