How to Make a Plastic Free Breakfast

How delicious does a plastic free breakfast sound? In today’s world, we’re surrounded by plastic, especially when it comes to food packaging. From plastic yoghurt containers to plastic cereal bags and plastic milk jugs – it’s everywhere.

Fortunately, there are alternatives for all your favourite breakfast foods. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury type, there are swaps you can make to enjoy a plastic free breakfast!

Plastic Free Breakfast Swaps

plastic free breakfast

Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Butter, & Milk

To get plastic free dairy products, head to the farmer’s market. You can often find a seller willing to allow you to bring your own containers there. If you don’t have a farmers market in your area, check for any local dairy farms. You can also ask a manager at your grocery store. Although they may not stock plastic free dairy, they likely know of local suppliers that they can point you to. Some grocery stores also carry milk in glass containers.

In the UK, where I am based, there are a number of dairies that deliver plastic-free to your door, just like the good old days. I use  Milk & More who deliver oat milk in reusable glass bottles that you return empty to the milkman to refill and redistribute. You can also sign up with McQueens Dairies in Scotland.

If you fancy trying Milk & More too, I have a referral offer with code: RG5J1K which gives £5 off!

  • We both get £5 to spend!
  • Milk in reusable glass bottles.
  • Delivered to your door before 7 am.
  • No pointless plastic. 5. Regular free doorstep deliveries.

To sign up, add £10 worth of products to your basket and use code RG5J1K and get £5 off.

Bread, Muffins, & Baked Goods

To get plastic free breakfast baked goods, check with local bakeries. Just give them a call before you go and ask if they will allow you to bring your own container. Large cotton bags like these are great for this purpose. 

girl in bed enjoying a plastic free breakfast

Pancakes & French Toast

For homemade goods like pancakes, look for items packaged in paper or pick up baking supplies at a bulk store. These stores allow you to bring your own container, so you won’t need to waste any packaging for flour, baking soda, baking powder, or any of the like. If you’re curious to learn more about how to shop at a bulk store, be sure to take a read of this helpful guide.

Cereal, Oatmeal, & Granola

Bulk stores also often have a variety of cereals, granolas, and oats to choose from, sans plastic bags!

plastic free breakfast of eggs, avocado on toast and coffee


Opt for eggs that come in cardboard containers and avoid the ones that come in styrofoam. To skip the packaging completely, save an old egg container and bring it to your local farmers market. The sellers will be glad to save on their own packaging and allow you to use yours.

Bacon & Sausage

Check with the deli counter at your grocery store and ask if they allow customers to bring their own containers. If not, the farmers market and local butchers are a great place to go.

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Tea, Juice, & Smoothies

Most teabags contain plastic, so try out loose leaf tea instead. Many local juice shops offer juices in glass bottles – some even have a bottle return program. For smoothies, source plastic-free fruit and greens at the farmers market. Buy it when it’s in season and freeze it for later use!

What will you be having at your next plastic free breakfast? Leave a comment below and let me know!

I hope you’ve found this blog helpful! As always, you can support me and the site by buying me a plastic free cup of tea or sharing the site with a friend. Your support means the world to me!

Mia Hadrill
1 Comment
  • David Visokey

    23/05/2023 at 5:08 pm

    Very nice post. Thanks.

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