Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep
September 5th, 2019
Are you looking for an easy, make ahead meal prep recipe for a healthy breakfast on the go? This Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep packs in nutrient-dense foods that will keep you fully energized all morning. And this quick recipe can also be made eggless, which makes it perfect for those on the autoimmune protocol. All of the delicious ingredients, including sweet potato, bacon, and greens are sure to keep you satisfied until lunch.
How to Make Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep
I believe that you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen to make a healthy meal. It can be fun to try an elaborate recipe every once in a while, but I don’t want to spend hours over a hot stove every time my family and I need to eat.
Meal prep should be just as easy as your everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know that for me breakfast can be one of the meals getting missed during a hectic day. I also know that it can be difficult to get a delicious breakfast ready when you’re beginning a new diet protocol such as The Myers Way®. That’s why I made this Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep. It’s easy to make ahead and assemble.
When I turn on the oven, I get as much use out of it as possible. For this recipe, you can put both the sweet potatoes and bacon in the oven at the same time. While those are cooking, you can saute your mushrooms and assemble your meal prep containers with a base of greens.
Once all of the components are sufficiently cooled, arrange them inside your containers and add any extra ingredients for additional flavors and nutrients. I love sliced strawberries, hearts of palm, or fresh herbs like cilantro and basil.
Is this Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep Healthy?
Absolutely! Our star ingredients are full of vitamins and nutrients that will nourish your body with what it needs to help you feel your best.
Sweet potatoes are a vibrant root vegetable that will be the primary source of carbohydrates in this Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep. The orange variety is a great source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that’s essential for eye and skin health. Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber which is one of the ways this meal helps you stay full until lunch.
Bacon can be a delicious and satisfying way to get protein in your day. It is also rich in oleic and saturated fat as well as cholesterol. I know those might sound scary, but you don’t need to be afraid of them. Your body needs all varieties of fats, including saturated fats, to function optimally, and you need cholesterol for the production of important hormones (read more about cholesterol in the body here).
Bacon can be a source of B vitamins, selenium, and phosphorus. You get some of the same nutrients from bacon that you would absorb from other sources of meat, including pork and beef. As long as your bacon is well-sourced, sugar-free, and nitrate-free, you can enjoy it in moderation without worry (there are even some low-sodium varieties available).
Mushrooms are an excellent source of B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and even Vitamin D, which can be tough to get from diet alone. For a vegetable, mushrooms are also fairly high in fiber and protein. Not only do they add texture and taste, they also contribute to the satiating factor of this Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep.
Different varieties of leafy greens have their own unique benefits, but all of them will help support your body’s detoxification pathways. Your liver loves greens because they add antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber to your diet. I recommend leafy greens such as arugula, kale, or spinach for this recipe. They’re rich with nutrients including calcium, magnesium, Vitamin K, and fiber. Plus, they all help things along in the digestive department — which is another reason why they’re so good for detox.
How to Assemble & Store this Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep
These will last a few days in the refrigerator, so they’re perfect for when you need to grab something quick from the fridge on your way to the office. You can’t go wrong when you invest in high-quality glass containers with a good seal to keep everything fresh (and BPA-free!). I don’t recommend freezing this meal prep recipe, as none of the components freeze or reheat very well.
So now it’s time to get prepping. Layer the bottom of your container with the greens, then add in equal amounts of sweet potatoes, bacon, mushrooms, and optional toppings. Or you don’t have to use equal amounts of the ingredients. Customize your meal prep to suit your protocol — less sweet potato and mushroom for those of you following Candida or SIBO protocols, or more sweet potatoes and even eggs if you’re looking to gain or maintain weight. Then you can garnish your containers with fresh herbs if desired! And don’t forget that if you want to add an extra touch to your meal prep The Myers Way®, keep some avocados on hand to take with you on the go for a fresh addition to your Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep.
Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 20 slices nitrate-free bacon cooked
- 5 cups leafy greens (i.e. arugula, kale, spinach)
- 16 ounces mushrooms
- 2 Tbls coconut aminos
- 6 Tbls olive oil divided
- 2 Tbls coconut oil melted
- Optional Additions
- 1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 can hearts of palm
- 5 hard boiled eggs omit for AIP
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs (i.e. cilantro, basil, etc.)