My favorite thing to meal prep is definitely breakfast. I am not a morning person like in any way shape or form, I truly wish I was but my husband and parents alike can attest for how rough I can be in the morning. So to try to add a little light to my mornings I have found that prepping breakfast is life changing. So I wanted to share my new favorite Meal Prep Breakfast Bistro Box.
Bistro boxes seem to be popping up everywhere lately and there is do doubt to the reason why. Cafe’s and coffee shops especially seem to capitalize on these balanced meals and snacks, a little bit of protein, some whole grains, and of course some fruits/vegetables all in an easy to grab container. So simple right? So why not make a weeks worth all ready to go that won’t cost you $7 a pop in just a few minutes!
My goal was to make my Breakfast Bistro Box well balanced and easy to make so here is what I did. I made a recipe for ridiculously easy Flourless Banana Blender Muffins, a few ingredients, a blender, and a short time in the oven these beauties are ready to go for the week. With a ton of add in options these muffins will be sure to please on a weekly bases, and even work for all you gluten free and clean eating folks out there! You can switch up different add ins such as nuts, fruits, chocolate, as well as spices on a weekly bases by making full batches or on a daily bases by adding your extras to the tops of each individual muffin.
Next a bunch of hard boiled eggs, follow my foul proof steps and you’ll have a week’s supply of hard boiled eggs ready to add to your box! These can be placed into your boxes as is or peeled, but if you have an open work space that you will be eating these eggs please please consider peeling them all ahead of time. Not to get side tracked but when I had an office job my desk partner insisted on peeling her hard boiled eggs at her desk every morning, while I was pregnant!!! If you are not familiar with this scene in The Office, this is basically what happened at our whole desk clump every morning. (Sorry if you watched that and it grossed you out, with all honesty I love hard boiled eggs, just don’t be gross about them.)
Lastly fruit, I call for apples and grapes, these fruits are generally easy to purchase any time of the year and anywhere, making them true winners, but don’t be afraid to mix it up with what you like. As we get into citrus season you’d better bet I will be putting clementines into these bad boys.
So that is my easy peasy Meal Prep Breakfast Bistro Box, with tons of options you’ll almost be excited for weekday mornings 😉 kind of…
TIPS & TRICKS:
- If you are new to meal prepping, you’ll need containers, these can be fancy or super simple like these ziplock ones:
- The flourless banana blender muffins are not guaranteed gluten free unless you make sure to check that you use gluten free oats!
- Have fun with add-ins for the muffins but keep in mind that the batter only makes 8 muffins so whatever you are adding don’t go overboard
- Use your favorite fruits or whatever is in season at the time!
- 2 over-ripe bananas*
- 1 cup oats
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- optional add-ins: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, chocolate chips, nuts, fruit bits
- 12 eggs
- 3 apples
- 2 large bunches of grapes
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Add 8 paper liners to a muffin tin.
- Add bananas, oats, egg, honey, & baking soda (plus vanilla and/or cinnamon) to the blender. Blend until it forms a smooth batter, about 30 seconds.
- Fill the 8 paper liners about half full.
- Bake in the oven 13-15 minutes until toothpick comes clean out of the center of a muffin. Let cool in the pan.
- Add the 12 eggs to a large pot. Fill pot with cold water covering the eggs about 1 inch.
- Cover with lid and heat on high until the water begins to boil.
- Keep covered, reduce heat to low, and let cook for 10 minutes.
- While the eggs are cooking make an ice bath in a large bowl.
- When the ten minutes are up use a slotted spoon to carefully transfer the eggs to the ice bath one at a time to stop them from cooking further. Leave in the ice bath until cooled.
- Peel the eggs.
- Slice apples and cut grape bunches into 6 equal parts.
- Into each box add 2 eggs, 1 muffin, half an apple, and a bunch of grapes. Cover and refrigerate.
*the more black/brown your bananas are the better these muffins will turn out (much like banana bread), I find it best to use thawed black freezer bananas
**makes 8 muffins, you can either add an extra muffin to 2 boxes, or enjoy a couple muffins warm (thats what my son and I like to do)
Flourless Banana Blender Muffins inspired by The Baker Mama's Healthy 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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