10 Quick Breakfast Ideas for Vegetarians

Breakfast for vegetarians
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Updated Jun 11, 2020 @ 10:40 pm

By Sheela Prakash

Regardless of what dietary restrictions we may have, we’re all constantly on the lookout for quick and easy breakfast ideas to fill our rushed mornings. If you’re a vegetarian, or simply someone who is trying to eat less meat and more vegetables, grabbing a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on your way into the office is off the table.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to eat meatless in the morning when ingredients like fruit, yogurt, and oats often take centerstage. What’s more is that there are so many smart opportunities for sneaking vegetables onto your plate or into your bowl, even if you never considered it previously. Here are 10 great vegetarian breakfast ideas to inspire your morning routine.

Veggie Breakfast Tacos from Cookie + Kate

Consider this more of a template than a recipe and use whichever vegetables you might have in your crisper drawer when assembling them.

Vegetable breakfast scramble
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Vegetable Breakfast Scramble from Budget Bytes

Adding a generous dollop of hummus to this scrambled egg and veggie bowl is an easy way to boost its protein, and therefore its staying power.

Blueberry Yogurt Granola Bowl from Real + Vibrant

Feel free to use whatever brand of store-bought granola is your favorite when making this recipe. Also, don’t limit yourself to blueberries and go ahead and use whatever fresh fruit is in season.

Savory pesto oatmeal bowl
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Savory Pesto Oatmeal Bowl from Street Smart Nutrition

Swap the brown sugar and cinnamon in your oatmeal for pesto, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes and you may never look back, especially when you add an egg to the situation.

Microwave Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich from Foodiecrush

Cooking eggs in the microwave might not be conventional, but in the name of speed, it can be a saving grace on a time-crunched weekday morning.

2-ingredient pancakes
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2-Ingredient Healthy Pancakes from Top With Cinnamon

Pancakes aren’t usually what comes to mind when you think of quick breakfast ideas. However, grab a banana and a couple of eggs and in next to no time you can have fluffy, protein-rich pancakes that are also gluten-free and dairy-free.

5-Minute Swiss Muesli from The Seasoned Mom

There are so many ways to enjoy this dried fruit and nut-studded muesli. Pour milk over it like cereal, simmer it on the stove with water or milk like oatmeal, or sprinkle it on yogurt.

Breakfast bruschetta
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Easy Breakfast Bruschetta from Just a Taste

While Italian bruschetta is usually more snack than meal, this fun twist adds avocado and herby scrambled eggs to the equation to turn it into a wholesome breakfast.

Fried Egg Breakfast Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette from Foodess

Start your day with a salad and you’ll already have a couple of servings of vegetables under your belt before walking out the door. If you want to add more protein to ensure it will keep you satisfied, try sprinkling it with a generous handful of chickpeas or slip a second egg on top.

Raspberry ricotta toast
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Raspberry Ricotta Toast from Craving Something Healthy

This fast and fancy ricotta toast is really more of an equation than a recipe. Toast a slice of grainy bread, swipe it generously with creamy ricotta, top it with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand, and finish it with a drizzle of honey.

 

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