plant-based breakfasts

Breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day but so many of us race through it, lucky to get something in the boiler before rushing off for the day. You know I mean business when it comes to meal planning dinner, but I’m just as serious about preparing healthy plant-based breakfasts (and lunches!) for my family.

I remember what used to be the agony and chaos of breakfast. I was a short-order cook, preparing everyone’s personal requests while I packed lunches and got everyone out the door for school. It was exhausting and stressful. There was no planning or prepping. Something had to change…me! Finally, I got smart and developed a few processes for streamlining our breakfast routine.

Now, I plot out healthy, plant-based breakfasts for me and my kids in our weekly meal planner and do some prep on Sundays so that our morning meal is easy and quick to get on the table.

My latest video shares 5 tips for planning and prepping healthy, plant-based breakfasts, including:

1. Pick only 2-3 options to serve each week.

2. Sync your schedule to your breakfast meal ideas

3. Prep what you can ahead of time.

4. Get the kids involved.

5. Set up your pantry and refrigerator / freezer so that kids can help themselves to foods.

Get more detail and information on these tips in the video below.


Need some breakfast recipe inspiration? Rotate one or more of these meal ideas into your weekly plan for nutritious plant-based breakfasts that you and the kids will love!


This is the quintessential “grab and go” plant-based breakfast (that can be made ahead of time). Choose from one of these several muffin options.

This Mediterranean Tofu Scramble is a great breakfast option. Use this recipe as a template and add in your favorite mix-ins. Serve it as a protein packed breakfast with fresh fruit and hash browns, or enjoy it for dinner with roasted potatoes and a side salad.

Breakfast Scrambles

This is my favorite meal to make on the weekend when I have more time to cook (but also easy to make a big batch on the weekend to eat all week long). I’ve got dozens and dozens of choices for you here.

Breakfast Casseroles

Prep one of these breakfast casseroles on the weekend or the night before and just pop it in the oven while you shower for a hot and ready-t0-serve morning meal. My Chilaquile Casserole is a must try!

Overnight Oats

I love how these jars are assembled the night before and ready to go as soon as you open the fridge the next morning. The kids can even make these on their own and store for later in the week.

Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are quick and portable so they make a great on-the-go choice. When you have a little more time, make a smoothie bowl, such as my Acai Bowl. (It’s like eating fro-yo for breakfast!)

Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast?!!!

Breakfast Sandwiches 

Whether it’s a waffle, a pancake, or a bagel, there are lots of fun ways to sandwich a plant-based breakfast. Another great option for breakfast on the go.

This vegan and dairy-free breakfast pizza is a fun way to serve up the first meal of the day. #dairyfree #meatless #vegan #plantbased #breakfast

Breakfast Pizza

This has to be my favorite creative idea for what to serve for breakfast! I’ve made a dozen different varieties over the years but this soyrizo breakfast pizza is my go-to.

Energy Balls and Bars

Homemade granola bars and balls are great ideas for family members with small appetites. These energy balls make sure the kids get something in the boiler that’s full of nutrients before they start their day.


So many ways to top a slice of bread (or sweet potato slice!) for a tasty toast breakfast. Serve the toppings buffet style and let the family make their own.

Baked Oatmeal

Dessert cobbler meets breakfast with this hearty breakfast option. Serve warm over dairy-free yogurt.

Breakfast Tacos and Burritos

Reuse Taco Tuesday leftovers or make a savory filling with breakfast potatoes and tofu scramble. The filling can also be prepped and stored in advance for tacos and burritos all week long.

Breakfast Parfaits

These breakfast parfaits are so much fun to serve because they look like sundaes!


Did I miss one of your favorites? Share your favorite breakfast meal below.

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