Whoever said you can't eat cold pancakes dipped in maple-flavored yogurt for lunch?
Because breakfast really CAN double as lunch, here’s another installment of our healthy lunch series. This list was inspired by some of our very own favorites, as well as our wonderFULL readers and Facebook Community.
We hope these ideas give you some inspiration when it comes to packing healthy lunches for you and your family, without lunch meat.
Breakfast for lunch
- Muesli (served cold in a thermos with milk and fresh berries)
- Oatmeal (served warm in a thermos with milk, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and currants)
- Overnight Oats (served cold in a thermos)
- Baked Oatmeal (leftover from brekki over the weekend; served cold with milk, honey and berries)
- Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal (leftover from brekki over the weekend; served cold with milk)
Leftovers: All "leftovers" are made previously and defrosted (served hot or cold)
- Low-Carb or Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes sliced into strips (served cold with a side of fresh fruit and plain yogurt that’s mixed with a drizzle of maple syrup as a dipping sauce)
- Egg Casserole or Crustless Egg “Muffins” (served hot or cold and topped with freshly diced tomatoes or avocado)
- Pancake Sandwich: fresh berries and a smear of goat, cream or cottage cheese as the filling, sandwiched between two pancakes (served hot or cold)
- Stuffed French Toast (served hot or cold, eaten as a sandwich)
- Southwestern Breakfast Burritos (served hot or cold)
- Waffles (served cold with a side of fresh fruit and plain yogurt that’s mixed with a drizzle of maple syrup as a dipping sauce)
- Almond Flour Waffles
- Whole wheat waffles: We use Kodiak Cakes mix if we don’t have the time to make them from scratch.
Leftovers and a little creativity are king when you’re looking for lunch inspiration (and when you cook a lot from scratch). Just make a double batch anytime you get your electric griddle or waffle iron out and wrap them individually or store them in freezer bags or airtight containers. Then, all you have to do is defrost it overnight, pack it and head out of the door.
Hopefully this list gave you a boost of lunchtime inspiration.
Let’s be breakfast for lunch babes – together!
Did we miss any of your brekki/lunch favorites? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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