Incorporating vegetables into your breakfast is easier than you think. These healthy breakfast recipes are delicious, easy to make and full of veggie goodness! This recipe roundup is all about how to eat more vegetables for breakfast!
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Vegetables for 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?
With these 8 easy, delicious recipes I will show you How To Eat More Vegetables for Breakfast. It’s easier than you think! This collection includes both sweet and savoury options, none very tricky to make. And if you really don’t have time to make them during the week consider including them in you weekend brunch.
Use seasonal vegetables for breakfast
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.
Sneak vegetables into breakfast smoothies
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 Raspberry Lemon Balm Smoothie 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!). See the photo below:
You may also like this Beet Smoothie with Cherries and Kefir
Check out also this Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl with Mango. It contains only 4 ingredients and no dairy or dairy substitute.
Sneak vegetables into breakfast 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 sweet ingredients, such as raspberries and cashew nuts, as well as avocado. The avocado flavour in these zesty, delicious dairy free muffins is very very subtle. You’ll hardly notice it!
These easy Buckwheat Carrot Chia Muffins contain no gluten or dairy. Unlike other vegetables, carrots are often used in ‘sweet’ recipes (carrot cake, for example). These healthy gluten free muffins will be popular with adults and children alike.
Add vegetables to your savory breakfast
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 protein breakfast idea. It’s gluten free, low in fat and packed with energy boosting ingredients.
These Chia Pancakes with Avocado Sauce and Bacon are another healthy savory breakfast recipe idea you might like. These savoury pancakes are served with a delicious and easy to make avocado sauce and juicy pomegranate seeds scattered on top.
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 with Skyr can be paired with both sweet and savoury ingredients. Which makes them super versatile! They make a great healthy breakfast or easy snack recipe idea.
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 full of goodness and zest and still very quick and easy to make.
You may also like these other healthy breakfast recipes using vegetables:
Breakfast Eggs Potato Nests – spiralized potato and zucchini nests baked with breakfast eggs.
Maple Pecans Overnight Oats with Sweet Potato – the sweet potato adds colour, goodness and bulk but you won’t know it’s there!
Low Fat Egg Salad Breakfast Burritos with Beans and Quinoa – filled with healthy protein and veggie goodness!
Leek and Cornmeal Muffins – these healthy savoury muffins make a great on the go breakfast or snack.
Vegetarian Spicy Baked Beans – this popular brunch recipe is low in sugar and super moreish!
Do you have a favourite breakfast recipe containing vegetables? Do you have other tips for eating more vegetables for breakfast? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks:)
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