We all know the type of person who wants to eat healthy, but, for whatever reason, is not a huge vegetable fan. Maybe it is their taste and texture, or perhaps they would rather just be eating fried foods, dessert or anything else. Or maybe they just want to get eating vegetables over with so they can enjoy other things later. Maybe that is you, maybe not. Regardless, it can be good to change things up with your diet and routine. Start the morning off right with these 10 ways to eat your vegetables for breakfast. Colorful and delicious!
Recipe 1: Breakfast Vegetable Scramble
Goat cheese, tofu scramble and plenty of peppers, kale and spices makes for a colorful breakfast. It is packed with protein, so you will have plenty of energy to do and go wherever the day happens to take you. This dish also stores well in the fridge and makes for a good leftover meal.Read More »
Recipe 2: Sweet Spinach Muffins with Bananas
What is that green hue if it is not matcha? Well, it is spinach, but even kids young and old will love these. Thanks to fruit and some chocolate chips thrown in for good measure, even the smallest eaters will love these, thanks to their moist texture.
Recipe 3: Sweet Potato Toast
Have you ever considered using sweet potatoes in place of bread? They make a good substitute. Warm and healthy, try nut butter and banana, berries and maple syrup or avocado and chili as toppings. This gluten-free recipe works best with sweet potatoes that are sliced ½ inch thick.
Recipe 4: Low Carb Veggie Breakfast Patties
Love sausage and hash brown patties, but not how they make you feel like crashing after you eat them? Spinach, pine nuts and spices make these patties that are great on their own or with pesto or ketchup. The topping choice is up to you.
Recipe 5: Veggie Breakfast Burritos
Peppers, eggs, salt, pepper and spices all wrapped up in a warm tortilla? Yes, please! Toast in a hot skillet and get ready to eat an energizing wrap with your coffee. Who knows, these might become a staple. Hint: make extras, wrap them in foil and store in the freezer for another day.
Recipe 6: Waffle Vegetable Latkes
When you think of latkes, you likely think of oily pancakes served with sour cream or applesauce. Delicious, but much to be desired on the health front. If you like the concept, but not the calories, try this iteration, with potatoes, zucchini, peppers and carrots. Cooked in a waffle iron, frying is not needed, but it still could use some toppings? Try Greek yogurt or salmon.
Recipe 7: Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls
Cannot get enough of hummus? Eat some for breakfast. This chickpea-based spread comes alive when it is paired with avocado, broccolini, pepper and eggs. Oh-so-tasty and good for you, too.
Recipe 8: Coconut Curry Shakshuka
Honey, coconut milk and ginger makes turns this dinner staple on its head by making it breakfast friendly. Served in a skillet and topped with herbs, this is a 10/10 recommendation for your next brunch or meal with the girls.
Recipe 9: Veggie Packed Breakfast Sandwiches
Love muffin, sausage and egg sandwiches, but not the strain they put on your budget? Then try these healthier veggie egg sandwiches and save more to put towards what you love. Grab the English muffins and go!
Recipe 10: Golden Sweet Zucchini Pancakes
A must for those who love sweet breakfast, this recipe makes it so you can barely taste the zucchini. Top with yogurt and strawberries, or a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Make them smaller to stack, or enjoy one big one. Rest assured that eating greens can be fun, too!
Bonus: Ways to Drink your Vegetables as well!
While eating vegetables is great, drinking them is as well. Check out these ideas.
Idea 1: Green Juice Recipe
There are few morning drinks as iconic as green juice. This version has ginger, lemon, curly kale, apples, cucumber and celery. Pour it into a clear glass, load with ice cubes and sip. But, maybe snap a mandatory picture first.
Vanilla, dates and bananas make this smoothie taste more like a dessert than a green, leafy drink. Score! Pro tip: Put in ice cube trays to enjoy whenever you have a craving.
Idea 2: Berry Zing Smoothie
Blueberries, raspberries, ginger and cauliflower pack a punch in this smoothie. Add in honey or maple syrup for some sweetness.
Idea 3: Avocado Shake
Spice up your breakfast routine with this traditional shake from Vietnam. Simply blend sweetened condensed milk, avocado and milk together and then top with ice cubes. It is that easy!
Idea 4: Celery Juice
Heal your gut, support your body and more with this pure celery juice. Sub this in for a Bloody Mary for a nonalcoholic kick.
Idea 5: Vegetable and Fruit Juice
‘Tasty and addictive’ is how the recipe author describes this drink. We happen to agree. Apple, bell pepper, carrots, tomato and ginger add some zing to this juice, which is a must after a workout. Vibrant and delicious, your friends may just ask you where you got it.
Drink these up!
Give these recipes a try and find joy in shifting to healthier habits by eating vegetables in the morning. Start your day off on the right foot!