This meal prep Breakfast Sandwich is a simple and healthy recipe you can prepare ahead of time and quickly assemble for a breakfast on the go. AIP, Paleo, and Whole30, this Breakfast Sandwich recipe is one you can feel confident indulging in every day of the week.
Just like I mentioned in the blog post for this Mashed Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl, my breakfast must be “make ahead” or it likely won't happen at all. And now that I'm in my second trimester, breakfast must happen. I literally wake up thinking about it (hello, appetite)!
Since I just can't seem to cut my morning routine short (read: my routine of cruising the internet from bed until I have approximately 20 minutes before I need to leave), I decided to put together a balanced and healthy make ahead recipe that I can literally throw together and enjoy unheated on my walk out the door.
Here's how this Breakfast Sandwich comes together:
Sweet Potato Buns
This carbohydrate source is my AIP secret weapon. If you're not needing to avoid nightshade vegetables, this recipe also works really well with russet potatoes.
Check out this recipe, to see how you can make these buns with 1 ingredient, 2 steps, and just 5 minutes.
I'm sure advising you of the beneficial aspects of avocados is a moot point, but I'm nothing if not expansive:
- high in soluble fiber (the detoxifying, prebiotic kind!)
- loaded with potassium (major player in reducing water retention)
- filled with omega-9 fatty acids (healthy, monounsaturated fat)
Here’s another thing, if you plan to eat a nutrient dense diet full of fruit and veggies, well… there had better be a stellar source of fat included. Dietary fat is an essential component in order to absorb many of the nutrients in plant foods. So in addition to the vitamins many healthy fat filled foods provide all on their own, they also help the body to assimilate the nutrients in the foods they’re eaten with. Don’t fear the fat!
Psst… if slicing an avocado is more work in the morning that it's worth, try swapping fresh avocados for my AIP Cilantro Mayo!
Whole30 Breakfast Sausage
Most breakfast sausage is filled with sugar and spices that aren't Whole30 and AIP compliant, so instead, I make my own! This Whole30 and AIP Breakfast Sausage has become such a staple in our house. We make a batch every week!
They're full of flavor and nutrients from the fresh cilantro and green onions. They're quick and easy to make on the weekend and freeze for grab-n-go protein throughout the week.
It’s important for detoxification and disease prevention to get as many antioxidants from vegetables as possible, so whether you choose to include arugula or another leafy green, I highly encourage including one in this dish. When I was younger, arugula and I did not get along. Years later, my tastebuds have grown up, and suddenly I love it. Go figure.
I like to dress mine in olive oil and sea salt, and store in a glass tupperware until I'm ready to add a small handful to my Breakfast Sandwich in the morning.
The former vegan in me is pouting in a corner, but I truly feel like crispy bacon is just one of those foods I’ll always love and always have loved. Although I do have a favorite cooking method, it really doesn’t matter how it’s cooked; bacon is delicious regardless. So long as the bacon is sourced from a trusted farmer (high quality is so important when eating pork), I’m down with eating it. Check out the recipe to see my favorite cooking method.
Zucchini Cheese (optional)
Another AIP secret weapon. Zucchini cheese is a creamy, cheesy, completely dairy free recipe that you'll want to add to literally every meal you make. It's full of healthy and healing collagen protein, and it even melts when you add it on top of the hot slider on this sandwich. This is the recipe I use to make zucchini cheese, and I always include a non-fortified nutritional yeast like this one.
Other recipes you'll love:
Meal Prep Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 large, round sweet potato
- 1 avocados, sliced
- 1 lb Whole30 compliant and AIP ground sausage
- 1 package nitrate-free, Whole30 compliant bacon
- 2 eggs, omit for AIP
- 1/8 red onion, sliced
- 2 cups fresh greens like arugula, spinach, or butter lettuce
- 1/8 cup green onions
- 1/8 cup cilantro
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground garlic
Click here for how to make the sweet potato buns with just 1 ingredient and 5 minutes!
For the bacon:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay bacon on a rimmed, parchment lined baking sheet. Cook until crisp, about 12-15 minutes. You can bake these at the same time as the buns, but this make extend cooking time.
- Remove bacon from cooking sheet and set aside to cool. Reserve the grease left on the baking sheet and store in an airtight jar in the fridge to use for cooking.
- Once bacon has cooled, store until use.
To make Whole30 sausage:
- Add ground pork, garlic, green onion, and cilantro to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Form into 8 equal sized patties. These should be wider and thinner than you think, since they will shrink width-wise. Sprinkle the outside with sea salt.
- You can choose to either bake or saute these sausage patties.
- To bake: place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- To saute: heat coconut oil over medium heat, and cook sliders about 4 minutes on each side to cook through.
- Toast sweet potato buns , and top with slices of fresh avocado or a smear of Cilantro Avocado Mayo, a cooked sausage patty, 1 slice of bacon, a handful of greens, and finish with a second sweet potato bun. If you tolerate eggs, this recipe works really well with scrambled eggs.
- Throw a toothpick in it for a meal prep Breakfast Sandwich!
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