Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clean Eating Breakfast Ideas

Making various breakfasts in advance and then freezing them has been my morning lifeline. In addition to the french toast I made previously, I've also made these breakfast bites that I'm sharing with you today.

It took less than an hour to make 12 mini egg, cheese & bread bakes that I can warm up in the morning and serve with some fruit for a healthy, balanced breakfast.
I've also made a huge batch of banana pancakes with a few tweaks to make cleaner, like replacing the flour with whole wheat flour, the oil with unsweetened applesauce and the sugar with fresh bananas and I plan on using a similar method to make lots of waffles, all of which can be froze and then served at a minute's notice.

Pre-made smoothie packets are a huge help, too. Just scoop greek yogurt into the cubes of an ice cube tray (each cube holds about a tablespoon), then freeze.  Once froze, add a cube or two to a freezer bag along with a half cup of frozen fruit (I did 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup strawberries in one bag, and 1/4 cup mango and 1/4 cup pineapple in another bag) and you have instant smoothie packs ready to blend when you are.

Planning, planning, planning has been my number one tool to easy clean eating.  We have a freezer stocked with clean breakfast options that are every bit as easy as the processed frozen options found at my grocer, but a hundred times healthier (not to mention tastier and less expensive!).


  1. Yum! I'm going to have to try these!

  2. I did something similar to these egg bakes when I was on Atkins. They're delicious with mushrooms and spinach folded in. I'll have to try it with the bread. <3