Vegetables for Breakfast

Vegetables for Breakfast – A Healthy Start

Vegetables for breakfast help us increase the required amount we need each day. According to the US Dietary Guidelines, most adults should eat between 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 2 ½ cups of vegetables a day. But, most people do not think of eating vegetables first thing in the morning. A carrot for breakfast? Grapefruit or orange juice or maybe some melon, sure. But broccoli?

Vegetables are high in fiber, which will make you feel full longer. Plus, you can get your body a nice dose of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients with the addition of vegetables into your first meal.

Most Americans would balk at the thought of vegetables for breakfast first thing in the morning. I know I would. But some would enjoy that, and they are welcome to it.

For the rest of us, here are a few other ways to incorporate more vegetables into your morning meal.

Vegetables for Breakfast – Juices and Smoothies

vegetable Smoothie

A handful of dark leafy greens, a carrot, maybe a little fruit, and you have a healthy smoothie or juice with minimal effort. TIP: go easy on the fruit and try for a bit more vegetables. A few suggestions:

Mix with Eggs

Cauliflower Fritters

Sauté some vegetables and mix with eggs to create a fabulous quiche, frittata, or omelet. I enjoy a simple egg scramble with onions and chopped greens at least once a week.

Vegetables for Breakfast – Hash it Up

Take your own hash browns to new heights by tossing in some extra vegetables. Mix it up a bit with sweet potatoes or cauliflower if you prefer.

Vegetables for Breakfast - Hash it Up

Vegetables for Breakfast – Baked Goods

Yes, I “hide” vegetables in baked goods. My family knows they are there, so it isn’t technically hiding, but it is a great way to ease them into this whole veggies for breakfast idea.

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Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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