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20 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas

    A collection of 20 healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes to help you save time and get your metabolism running in the morning. 

    20 Healthy Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas - The Lemon Bowl

    After receiving so much positive feedback from the healthy make-ahead lunch recipe roundup, we are back at it again with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. I don’t know about you, but after 12+ hours of not eating, I am always ready to break the fast come morning.

    Jacob Giggles

    I’m not sure if it’s a toddler thing or if it’s just my boys but breakfast is almost always the biggest meal of the day in our house. I don’t know where these boys put it but it is not unusual for them to have eggs, fruit, toast and a smoothie any given morning of the week. Come dinner, they’ll have one or two bites of food and call it a night. We should all take a cue from kids and listen to our stomachs at mealtime, not just follow the clock.

    Turkey Breakfast Sausage

    Of course, I also know that planning ahead is the key to success, especially when it comes to making smart food choices first thing in the morning. To get you started, I’m sharing 20 healthy breakfast ideas- all of which can be prepared in advance so that you have no excuse for missing that first opportunity of the day to get your metabolism up and running.

    Your fork is waiting.


    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. I can’t go more than 20 minutes after being awake without breakfast and coffee. It’s my favorite meal! Lately I’ve been chowing down on chia pudding like it’s my job, but I think it’s time i branched out into some of these other awesome options!

    2. Breakfast by far is my favorite meal. My three year old son eats like a beast at breakfast. When he wakes up the first thing he says is “I’m hungry” or “Can I have breakfast?” It must take lots of energy to grow toddler boys. :)

    3. Liz, reading about how your boys eat, I am envious. Clearly they don’t have all sorts of garbage stressing them out and activating their eating stress response. My emotions and tiredness speak way louder than my stomach by the end of the day!

      I’m going to have to check out a bunch of these breakfast ideas – they sound great! And I love being able to prepare breakfast beforehand. That’s one reason why I make overnight oats pretty frequently.

    4. So many great recipes…That french toast looks amazing…and I did a lot of meal prep this weekend, since I know it is going to be a busy one. I always do it for breakfast and dinner, since I’m usually on the go during those times and need something quick and easy!

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