This collection of recipes shows that eating more veggies for breakfast is easier than you might think. These recipes are delicious, easy to make and full of veggie goodness! The post includes easy tips for incorporating vegetables into your breakfast.
When we are preparing breakfast we tend to reach for grains, dairy and eggs (as well as meat, if you enjoy something more substantial in the morning), rarely vegetables. We tend to put vegetables in salads and soups and casseroles and eat them as side dishes, and all that’s reserved for lunch or dinner. There must be good reason why we don’t associate breakfast with vegetables.
Is it because they usually require a little more preparation than the usual breakfast ingredients, and everyone is too busy in the morning to spend time peeling or chopping or cooking? Perhaps. Or maybe we just crave sweet rather than savoury foods first thing in the morning? Perhaps.
Wouldn’t it be great if eating more vegetables for breakfast didn’t seem so complicated?
How to eat more veggies for breakfast
- Incorporate vegetables into sweet as well as savoury breakfast recipes.
- Use seasonal vegetables.
- Make them part of your weekend brunch.
- Sneak them into recipes your family loves.
Use seasonal vegetables
Many fruits and vegetables are available all year round but they are most delicious when they are in season. They are also available in all the shops and their prices come down so try to buy seasonal whenever possible!
These simple, seasonal Asparagus Halloumi Potato Muffin Frittatas contain only 5 ingredients! Neither the asparagus nor the potato need to be precooked so this is a super quick and easy recipe. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or as a healthy snack anytime.
Check out also these delicious Healthy Sweet Potato Egg Cups with Cauliflower. They are also made using raw vegetables. Plus they are gluten free.
Sneak vegetables into breakfast smoothies
Smoothies are some of the easiest vegetable breakfast recipes.
Breakfast smoothies are a fantastic way of adding nutritious ingredients to your diet. They are super quick and easy to make and can use both fruit as well as vegetables. The fruity ones tend to be more popular as they simply taste better! But you can sneak veggies into your fruit smoothies and no one will ever know! Not even your fussy children who turn away at the sight of anything green.
This dairy free avocado smoothie with raspberries is exactly such a recipe. It’s sweet, has an appealing pink colour (no traces of green!) and silky smooth consistency (thanks to the avocado!).
You may also like this Beet Smoothie with Cherries and Kefir.
Check out also this Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie. It contains only 4 ingredients and no dairy or dairy substitute.
Sneak vegetables into muffins
Breakfast muffins can be made with a huge range of ingredients, which can absolutely include vegetables! Even the sweet muffins.
This Avocado Raspberry Lime Muffins recipe uses a combination of fruit and veg. The avocado flavour in these zesty, delicious dairy free muffins is very very subtle. You’ll hardly notice it!
These easy to make Healthy Carrot Muffins contain no gluten or dairy and are packed full of flavour and goodness. They make a great breakfast, healthy snack or lunchbox idea.
These savoury, super fluffy Cauliflower Muffins are made using cauliflower rice, a moderate amount of cheese, nutritious kefir and fresh chives. They make a delicious snack, lunchbox idea or savoury veggie breakfast.
Beet chocolate muffins make a delicious breakfast or healthy snack. They are moist, full of fibre and veggie goodness, low in sugar and super easy to make.
Use vegetables in savoury breakfast recipes
If you enjoy savoury breakfasts, such as eggs or sausages, they can be served with fried mushrooms or tomatoes (i.e. English breakfast). So that’s easy. But there are other ways of adding vegetables to a savoury breakfast.
This delicious Egg Spinach Quinoa Breakfast recipe combines the goodness of quinoa and eggs with spinach. I can’t think of a more nutritious way of eating veggies for breakfast. It’s gluten free, low in fat and packed with energy boosting ingredients.
Crepes with Spinach and Cheese Filling are a delicious vegetarian brunch idea, easy to make and full of goodness. Prepare the filling in advance and enjoy these crepes pancakes either hot or cold.
Add vegetables to scones recipes
Scones are typically made using ‘sweet’ ingredients, such as dried fruit. But semi-sweet or savory scones are just as delicious!
These semi-sweet Carrot and Walnut Scones can be paired with both sweet and savoury ingredients. Which makes them super versatile! They are made with yogurt and a moderate amount of sugar.
You may also enjoy these easy to make Cauliflower Cheese Scones. They use raw cauliflower and need only 15 minutes in the oven!
Check out also these very savoury, seasonal Asparagus Scones with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
Serve vegetables on toast
You can enjoy your morning toast with butter or jam or avocado! Avocado toast is absolutely delicious. It’s also very easy to prepare. You can enjoy it on its own, with a bit of seasoning if you are pressed for time. Or you combine it with other ingredients to make it even more delicious. Such as I have done in this Avocado Ricotta Toast recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, full of goodness and zest.
You might also like
- Sweet Potato Overnight Oats – the sweet potato adds colour, goodness and bulk but you won’t know it’s there!
- Egg Salad Breakfast Burritos with Beans and Quinoa
- Fluffy Savory Corn Muffins with Sweet Corn
- Healthy Easy Homemade Baked Beans
- Breakfast Eggs Potato Nests
You may also like this collection of over 30 healthy breakfast recipes for Easter.
Keep in touch
If you love veggies for breakfast and have made any of these recipes I’d love to know how they turned out for you. Let me know in the comments below, thanks:)