Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

Breakfast for Dinner Ideas from Structure in an Unstructured LifeBreakfast for dinner is pretty popular at our house. My boys request it far more than we have it. If it were up to them, we’d be eating breakfast food a couple times a week for dinner!

I do love breakfast for dinner though, because I am an eggs kind of girl and we hardly ever have time for a “real” cooked breakfast in the morning as we’re up and out the door pretty quickly. Also, breakfast for dinner is a pretty quick prep so is nice for busy weeknight dinners. Once you get the hang of getting one thing going and jumping into prepping another, you can make the entire meal in about 15-20 minutes. Perfect for hungry little boys (and mamas!). 

We have a good variety to our breakfast menu when we’re having it for dinner. I try to make a balanced, filling meal so I don’t have hungry tummies before bed. For me, that means making sure I have protein, carbs (sometimes called starch), and fruits and/or veggies. I simply think about the categories listed in the table below, and choose one or two from each column.  



Fruit (or veggie)





English muffin


Breakfast Casserole





Apple slices





French toast




Veggies in casserole or omelette


So we might have scrambled eggs, bacon, English muffins, and grapes one time, then the next time have sausage, pancakes, strawberries, and juice the next. We can have breakfast for dinner several times a month and never have the same meal twice! Breakfast for dinner can be a great last minute or running behind meal for weeknights!

On to my menu! We’re finally getting back into a routine this week, I hope! The Coach will be gone overnight at a coaching clinic Thursday night, but otherwise a pretty standard week! Yeah! I’ll be linking up on I’m an Organizing Junkie if you’re looking for more meal planning ideas! I also often link up at Feeding BigMarvelous Mondays, and Wonderful Food Wednesday. Or check out and follow my Yummy board on Pinterest! Interested in meal planning? Check out my post on meal planning. Here’s what we’re eating this week:

Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)

• Cereal
• Granola bars and yogurt
• Pancakes
• Cream of Wheat or oatmeal
• Toast or English Muffins
• Breakfast sliders
• Banana smoothies
• Breakfast bites 

Lunches (see this post for Peanut Free lunch ideas!)

• Roo: Monday – School lunch; Tuesday – Lunchable; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – School lunch
• Monkey: Monday – School lunch; Tuesday – Lunchable; Wednesday – School lunch; Thursday – Lunchable; Friday – Wrap Sandwich
• Me: Monday – leftovers; Tuesday – leftovers; Wednesday – leftovers; Thursday – Sandwich or Soup; Friday – Tacos


• Monday – Chicken Pot Pie, carrots
• Tuesday – Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
• Wednesday – Fish and chips, broccoli
• Thursday – Soup and Sandwiches
• Friday – Pizza
• Saturday – Mac & Cheese, sausage, broccoli
• Sunday – Hearty Italian Basil Sausage Soup, crusty bread

 What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!

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  1. I love, love, love breakfast foods, anytime of day! French toast, fried eggs, waffles, pancakes, bacon, english muffins, wheat toast…oh I could go on and on. Our dinner this week is consisting of Goulash that I made on Saturday night. I made a super huge batch, to allow for leftovers. Our family does a lot of hamburger dishes, whether it is burgers, sloppy joes, hamburger helper, or a fake helper that is generally hamburger with some type of rice, or even a meatloaf. Great post Beth! Have a great week!

    • Me too! We hardly ever have time for a big breakfast in the morning, so it’s great to have it for dinner once in awhile! And I love meals where you can cook once and then eat two or three times! Such a time saver!!
      Have a great week, Stacey!! :)

  2. Love breakfast for dinner! And looks like you’ve had a good week of food! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  3. I like having breakfast for dinner too. It is an easy meal to fix when you are tired and don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

    • I completely agree! I find it’s a flurry of prep for about 15 minutes, and then you’re done. Perfect when everyone is hungry NOW. :)


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