Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

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Sometimes, traditional dinner recipes just don’t sound that good. Maybe you had a big lunch and are in the mood for something light. Or perhaps you are just sick and tired of the same dinner ideas and feel like you’re in a dinnertime rut.

Whatever the reason, many people gravitate toward trying recipes for breakfast for dinner … either seldom or regularly! Breakfast for dinner recipes are a great solution to dinnertime monotony and boredom. They’re often quick, easy, and healthy.

In this blog post, we’re sharing breakfast for dinner recipe ideas to help get you out of your suppertime slump!

Savory breakfast for dinner ideas

Just because you’re having breakfast for dinner doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction! In fact, breakfast foods are filling, healthy, and just all around good for you.

Cooking savory breakfast for dinner helps keep mealtime boredom at bay by adding unique, delicious flavors to typical dishes.

Southern chicken puff pastry hand pies

You may have grown up eating hot pockets or toaster strudels for breakfast (yum!) And while a pastry with ingredients pre-selected is easy, sometimes that leaves you with high sodium or sugar options, which can lead to a crash later in the day.

Southern Chicken Pies Recipe - Eat Proper Good

This simple chicken puff pastry provides all the same great taste with a fraction of the salt … and wholesome veggies! Frozen ingredients are convenient, and we’ve even thrown in a pouch of Proper Good Cream of Chicken soup for unmatched smoothness! Make a batch ahead of time to heat up throughout the week.

Quick ham and cheese scalloped potatoes

Potatoes are a beloved breakfast staple that can be used as a side to eggs and bacon, or as a tasty standalone. While most often enjoyed as a side dish, this ham and cheese scalloped potatoes recipe is hearty enough to be enjoyed as dinner if you’re in the mood for something veggie-based and lighter.

Russet potatoes are filled with fiber and protein to help keep you full throughout the night, and they’re rich in vitamin B, which supports healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver.

Egg in a hole

For times when the refrigerator or pantry is bare, this egg in a hole recipe is your new go-to! With just 4 simple ingredients, this egg in a hole meal could not be easier. And the best part is that you can spice it up however you like, depending one what ingredients you have on hand!

A few favorite additions are: hot sauce, avocado, everything but the bagel seasoning, or spicy chipotle drizzle.

Vegan breakfast burrito

It’s difficult to find a tasty vegan breakfast burrito when ordering takeout. So why not make it yourself for dinner?

This breakfast for dinner recipe combines two of our favorite Proper Good pouches, Southwest Chili and Quinoa & Brown Rice Blend, into the most savory burrito you can imagine! For those who love tex-mex flavors, look no further. And if you’re craving an extra serving of protein, you can scramble an egg to include inside the burrito or as a side dish.

Savory lentil breakfast bowls

Looking for a simple breakfast bowl? Lentils are an excellent choice to use as a base in nutritious recipes. They can help lower cholesterol and protect against diabetes and colon cancer! Lentils are fiber rich and also promote healthy digestion.

This lentil breakfast bowl recipe combines all the amazing health benefits of lentils with other nutrient rich veggies like onion, tomatoes, asparagus and potatoes! Not to mention Proper Good Chicken Bone Broth, which is filled with 10 grams of collagen, 22 grams of protein, and zero carbs or sugar!

Asparagus and goat cheese frittata

When searching for delicious breakfast for dinner ideas, frittatas should be at the top of your list. That’s because they’re versatile and can be made tasty from anything in your refrigerator (we’re big fans of simplicity ;) ).

This asparagus and goat cheese frittata is a twist on the traditional Italian dish. Asparagus is rich in nutrients but surprisingly low in calories, with just 20 calories per 90 gram serving! It’s a great source of antioxidants, which prevent chronic inflammation and diseases.

Easy Frittata Recipe - Eat Proper Good

In addition, goat cheese is an ideal alternative for those with lactose sensitivities. It is often considered a hypoallergenic option for people who are allergic to cow’s milk. Not to mention that goat cheese contains gut-friendly probiotics!

Sweet breakfast for dinner ideas

Don’t get us wrong, we loooove savory breakfast for dinner recipes. But there’s just something about eating a sweet treat for dinner that feels rebellious … and we’re big fans of that, even when the meal is healthy! ;) 

So if you’re feeling rebellious, too, give one of these sweet breakfast for dinner ideas a go!

Easy cherry hand pies

Nothing is sweeter or feels more indulgent than cherry pie. And while we understand that this tasty treat probably won’t suffice as a whole meal, it’s great as a post-supper dessert. 

Juiced and zested lime adds a refreshing, citrus-y quality, and frozen cherries provide an element of tart without making you pucker too much! These pies can pair well with a Proper Good pouch, like Caramel Pecan Oatmeal.

Vegan sweet or savory pancakes

If you’re short on dinner prep time, these vegan sweet or savory pancakes fit the bill! With prep and cook time at just 20 minutes, a delicious, nutritious meal is at your fingertips.

Vegan Sweet or Savory Pancakes - Eat Proper Good

Using fresh goodies and pantry staples, these pancakes can be tossed together using minimal ingredients. Not to mention maple syrup, which adds a lovely hint of sweetness! One call out that it’s healthiest to stick with organic and pure maple syrup. This variation often has a richer taste, and maple syrup with a dark color often contains more minerals and antioxidants. 

Vegan coconut and blueberry french toast

There’s no shortage of vegan recipes for those who live a vegan lifestyle, and we’re happy to support veganism with recipes on our blog! This Vegan Coconut and Blueberry French Toast recipe combines all of the beloved flavors in traditional french toast … and just makes them vegan!

Coconut milk is a popular alternative to animal milks due to its ample health benefits and delicious taste and texture. While coconut milk is high in calories and saturated fat, it also contains a number of other nutrients, like iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. There’s also some evidence that the MCT fats found inside coconut milk may aid in weight loss, body composition, and metabolism.

Meanwhile, crusty french bread provides the perfect base for our french toast and will keep you feeling full all evening.

Oatmeal breakfast for dinner variations

While the savory and sweet breakfast for dinner ideas above are all suuuuper tasty, sometimes at the end of a long day, all you want is a comforting bowl of oatmeal.

That’s where we come in! Proper Good Plain Oatmeal serves as an incredible base for a variety of oatmeal toppings. We’ve included several oatmeal recipe variations that, due to their flavor-rich nature, are perfect for dinner time. Enjoy!

Asian Inspired Oatmeal

Traditional Breakfast Oatmeal

Meat Lovers Oatmeal

Mexican Breakfast Oatmeal

Cajun Shrimp Oatmeal

Vegan Breakfast Oatmeal

And for those times when you’re just NOT in the mood to prep any sort of meal … Proper Good has got your back! Perfect for those who want to spend no time on making dinner, yet are craving a warm, cozy ‘breakfast for dinner’ meal, Proper Good oatmeals come with allll the delicious stir ins.

Here are a few of our favorite breakfast for dinner oatmeal flavors!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal

Choc Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Caramel Pecan Oatmeal

Ready for dinner time yet? We hope these breakfast for dinner ideas and breakfast for dinner recipes serve as inspiration for you come supper time! The variety of ingredients used in breakfast recipes carry over well to dinner and help cut down on boredom.

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