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The Best Vegetables for Breakfast
Let’s say it out loud and get it off our chests; we’re not eating enough veggies. None of us, that’s a reality!
Veggies are the source of essential vitamins and minerals, but also fiber and other stuff our body needs to stay healthy, so what’s wrong with us? When did we all decide that there was no room for vegetables in our diet?
The good news is that with a little effort, we can go back to eating our greens. It’s not about quitting the food we like, but about being creative. In this we are going to show you what we believe to be the best vegetables for breakfast.
Here’s an idea, how about we start by adding some green leaves, stems, root veggies, and bulbs to a great breakfast?
We’ve all heard it before; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Let’s make it even more meaningful by adding a few veggies without losing what makes breakfast special — its comforting feel, and heart-warming flavors.
The hardest part is getting the idea in your head, so remember what mom used to say, “eat your veggies.” The rest is pure creativity.
Let’s see how far we can go and discover the most amazing (and healthiest) breakfast ever, a classic savory breakfast based on delicious recipes.
Your daily diet will never be the same, so let’s get started!
Best Vegetables for Breakfast Toasts and Wraps
Let’s start with something simple — eggs, toast and wraps.
Picture a crispy toast or a corn tortilla topped with anything, from avocado to roasted sweet potatoes. That’s a good breakfast on the hearty side that will both satisfy and nurture you.
Eggs are breakfast food, and they’re also veggie-friendly. A veggie omelet might be just what you need to meet your daily nutritional needs.
Vegetable breakfast scrambles with tomatoes, diced onions, bell peppers and mushrooms are fantastic toast toppings and the most amazing fillings for corn tortilla wraps. Here is one of our favorite vegetable breakfast scramble – check it out!
We’re entering burrito territory here. Breakfast wraps are more popular than ever, Eggs, mushrooms, veggies and a spicy sauce is all you need to make yourself a breakfast meal that’s also easy to grab and go.
We should also use our ovens in the morning more often. Baked eggs stuffed with sweet potatoes can be a hearty breakfast to keep you satisfied all day.
And who can forget about the brunch staple – avocado toast? Avocados are low sugar fruits (that’s right folks, it’s a fruit) that is packed full of vitamins, nutrient and good fats. There are few meals easier than avocado toast – smash a ripe avocado in a bowl with sea salt, pepper and any other seasonings of choice. Toast a piece of bread. Butter the toast with good grass-fed organic butter. Then spread the avocado mash on top. Fry and egg and set it on top and you have a real treat. Delicious!
If you wake up early enough, you can even bake yourself a cheesy spinach strata, a hearty casserole that’s great even for dinner. Why not baked eggs in tomato sauce? that’s an exciting breakfast right there!
- Eggs go great with veggies, whether they’re baked, scrambled, or wrapped, they’re a fabulous veggie breakfast option.
- Toast, topped with any vegetable is fair game.
- Wraps are excellent way of eating veggies for breakfast.
The Morning Meal, Without Eggs!
What if you’re not an egg person? Well, there are plenty of ways of adding veggies to your morning meal too. Let’s dig deep into two concepts: warm breakfast salads, and veggie breakfast bowls.
Salads are not very popular, not even for lunch or dinner, but we should work on that because salads are more than a dish, they’re a white canvas for innovation.
The secret behind a breakfast salad, or any salad for that matter, is adding as many flavors, colors and textures as possible.
Think of a lettuce base with olives, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and grilled chicken. How does that sound for tomorrow’s breakfast? Pick a leafy base, whether it’s romaine or kale, and top it with veggies and a good portion of protein.
Of course, eggs can play a significant role in these salads, but there are many other protein options, from tuna to tofu, and from sprouts (legumes are packed with proteins) to skirt steak.
Veggie breakfast bowls are aligned with breakfast salads but have less leafy greens. Think of breakfast poke bowls. Use potatoes, sweet potatoes or grilled corn kernels as a base and add color and texture with the veggies available.
- Fast and easy, salads and bowls are great ways to have healthy breakfasts to meet your dietary goals. Combine proteins carbs and lots of vegetables and play with flavor, color and texture combinations.
- Here is one of our favorite vegetable breakfast bowls – find it here!
Call This Savory Spin on Oatmeal, Breakfast All Day
Oatmeal and any unsweetened cereal can be the base for some extraordinary savory breakfasts. Savory oatmeal is nothing new; the grain-based dish lends itself for a myriad of tasty and healthy alternatives.
Oatmeal, roasted bell peppers, and sweet potato fries are an excellent late breakfast or early lunch, and we can say the same of a porridge, bacon, cheddar and tomato combo.
Mushrooms and oatmeal, asparagus and oatmeal, the sky’s the limit! Think of oatmeal as the morning risotto. Savory oatmeal with cheddar and fried egg – who doesn’t want that?
And since we’re revamping breakfast staples, why not add a green touch to pancakes?
Zucchini pancakes are delicious, and so are carrot pancakes. Savory pancakes are the next big thing, and you read about them first with us!
This is nothing new, crepes, which are the French, thinner version of pancakes have been served with both sweet and savory fillings and toppings for ages. Once you master the crepe just be adventurous and fill that up with your favorite veggies to get the day going.
- Oatmeal and other unsweetened cereals are delicious with veggies. Oatmeal is the morning risotto.
- Savory pancakes are so good you don’t even taste the veggies. Try zucchini pancakes, but get creative!
What Are Your Favorite Ways to Sneak More Veggies Into Your Daily Diet?
Overly sweet boxed cereal, and pancakes over-poured with honey? Those days are gone. Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we have jam-packed it with carbs.
Proteins, carbs and veggies, all in perfect harmony for a healthy meal that’s also tasty — that’s the new mantra.
Eating better, being healthier, and feeling great is a community effort, so we’d love to know how you add veggies to your diet, particularly to breakfast.
What are your favorite vegetable-based morning recipes?
Sharing is caring, so if you found inspiration in this post, or we’ve inspired you to add some color to your morning meals, do share with your friends and family. Meet your weight goals, reduce that belly fat, keep your cholesterol markers low, and start the day with energy. That’s our wish for you.
A few greens in the morning can go a long way, and remember, the best vegetables for breakfast are the ones you like. Happy cooking!
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