10 Easy Ways to Add More Veggies to Your Breakfast

Breakfast veggies
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Updated Jul 30, 2020 @ 1:20 pm

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Getting enough veggies in your daily diet can be difficult, even for the healthiest of eaters. But while it’s relatively easy to sneak a few servings into lunch and dinner using salads and side dishes, finding ways to fit more veggies into your breakfast can be particularly challenging. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to increase your intake of vegetables, starting right when you wake up.

Here are 10 breakfast recipes to help add more veggies to your morning.

Easy Mexican Breakfast Frittata from Feed Me Phoebe

For a simple yet satisfying breakfast, check out this colorful frittata. Featuring cherry tomatoes, corn, jalapenos, shallots, and avocados, it’s an easy way to amp up your veggie intake first thing in the morning. It’s also a great option if you’re running short on time, requiring just 17 minutes to cook and prepare.

Veggie Mediterranean quiche
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Veggie Mediterranean Quiche from Wholefully

This bright breakfast quiche is brimming with veggies, including spinach, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s also packed full of flavor and seasoned to perfection with oregano, parsley, black pepper, and garlic. Make a big batch and store in the fridge for an easy breakfast option all week long.

Vegan Breakfast Sandwich from Mindful Avocado

There are few things more satisfying than a hearty and delicious breakfast sandwich. This version gives the breakfast classic a serious upgrade, cramming scrambled tofu, avocados, tomatoes, sprouts, and cream cheese into your choice of bagel. Layer on some spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, or cucumbers to take it to the next level.

Vegetable skillet
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Summer Vegetable Skillet with Poached Eggs from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Fire up the stove and throw your favorite veggies on the skillet with this savory summer recipe. Topped off with poached eggs, fresh parsley, and a drizzle of sriracha, this dish definitely delivers when it comes to both flavor and nutrition. Try adding a few scoops of cannellini beans for some added fiber to round out your meal.

Zucchini Waffles from Gimme Some Oven

Sneak some extra veggies into your morning routine with this waffle recipe, which features grated zucchini. Not only does the zucchini bring a tender texture to these waffles, but it also boosts the nutrient profile with an added dose of fiber, vitamin A, and manganese.

Breakfast tacos
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Breakfast Tacos from Foodie Crush

Whipping up a big batch of breakfast tacos is one of the easiest ways to bring more veggies to your breakfast. This recipe, for example, contains black beans, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and avocados. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you can even try adding other veggies to your tacos, such as sweet potato, leeks, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts.

Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole from Little Spice Jar

For a make-ahead meal the whole family will love, try out this tasty breakfast casserole. This savory dish uses shredded hash browns as a base and is layered with nutritious veggies like spinach, mushrooms, and garlic. Mix it up with your choice of meats, veggies, or cheeses for a hearty, healthy breakfast.

Veggie omelette cups
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Veggie Omelet Cups from About A Mom

Instead of making your next omelet on the stove, try making it in a muffin tin using this healthy recipe. Simply mix eggs with cheese and fresh veggies, scoop into your muffin tin and bake. Best of all, these cups can be stashed in the fridge or freezer and reheated for a quick and easy morning meal.

Green Smoothie from iFoodReal

Compact, quick, and portable, green smoothies make the perfect healthy breakfast on the go. They’re also great for squeezing more veggies into your meal and can be easily customized to cater to your cravings. Although this recipe uses mango, spinach, and kale, you can also mix and match your favorite fruits and veggies to add some variety to your diet. You can also try adding a scoop of protein powder to make it even more filling.

Breakfast salad
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Sauteed Breakfast Salad from Eating Bird Food

Packed full of roasted veggies, this egg and greens breakfast bowl is a great way to get your day going on the right foot. This gluten-free dish is made using your choice of baby greens along with roasted cauliflower, microgreens, and fried eggs. Enjoy as is or swap in some roasted chickpeas to make it vegan.

 

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