Featured__ Seven Ways To Eat Veggies In The Morning

July 10, 2015 | By

Even the huge kale with roasted chicken salad you had for lunch doesn’t cover the recommended nine servings of veggies you should be eating every day. It’s a lot easier to get all your vegetables by incorporating them into your meals rather than eating nothing but raw veggies. You may not think to eat vegetables with breakfast, but with these awesome veggie-packed breakfasts, you might reconsider.

Breakfast Quiche

This is a great breakfast to make at the beginning of the week with plenty of leftovers if you find yourself rushing out the door in the morning. Broccoli might not be your go-to morning veggie, but it tastes great in quiche and has almost as much potassium as a banana.

Breakfast Burrito

Why limit yourself to only eating burritos when you stop at Chipotle after work? There are so many ways to make breakfast burritos, you could probably eat one every day and not get sick of them. Start off with a tortilla and scrambled eggs or egg whites and add some meat for protein and lots of veggies. We like peppers, onion, cilantro and avocado for a real burrito feel.

Omelet

Omelets are a great way to get veggies in the morning and the protein from the eggs will keep you full for hours. There are very few, if any vegetables that don’t taste good in an omelet, so add whatever your heart desires, then top with fresh salsa for even more veggies.

Morning Muffins

Start by cooking whatever protein you’re in the mood for (turkey sausage works well), then scramble some eggs or egg whites with whatever veggies you like – we like fresh tomatoes, kale, green peppers and mushrooms – then add your meat and spoon the mixture into muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350°. These can even be made in bulk and frozen and reheated for when you don't have time to make breakfast.

Egg Sandwich

Simple yet effective. Cook one whole egg with one egg white and serve on whole grain toast. Top with tomato, avocado, spinach, or whatever you like.

Breakfast Smoothie

This is the perfect way to start off your day with veggies even if you can’t stand the taste. You can add leafy greans like kale and spinach to almost any fruit smoothie without tasting them at all. If you’re not ready to take the green smoothie plunge, try adding carrots to an apple and banana smoothie. The taste of the fruit will completely overpower the taste of the carrots, but you’ll still get all the vitamins. 

Sweet Potato Hash

Here’s an awesome Sunday morning breakfast to make for your friends or family. Start with two large sweet potatoes, then add veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, peppers, kale and asparagus. Add some olive oil, salt and pepper and cook in a skillet. You can even top it with a sunny-side-up egg for some extra protein.

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