Do you only eat veggies at dinner?
If so, you might be missing out on the extra benefits veggies can offer when you spread them out and enjoy them all day long!
WHY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR VEGGIES IN EARLIER
A diet rich in vegetables offers benefits from reduced blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, more balanced blood sugar, and a host of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
When you are losing weight, veggies and fruits can also add a lot of “bulk” to your meal in the form of fiber and water that will help you feel full longer while consuming less calories, making it easier to stay on track with your goals.
If you are only eating veggies at dinner, though, you’re missing out!
Sneaking in these nutrient-dense, energy-giving, but low calorie powerhouses earlier in the day will help you feel more balanced and energetic all day long.
If you struggle with ideas for sneaking vegetables into your breakfast, never fear!
I’m here to share ten delicious and creative ways that you can sneak them in early to kickstart your day off right…
10 Creative Ways to Add Veggies to Breakfast
#1) Meal prep a veggie-packed egg bake
If you find yourself short on time, baking up a veggie-packed egg bake or egg cups can be a great way to set yourself up for success. Try my Easy Veggie Sausage Bake or get creative and throw in your favorite sauteed veggies, cover with scrambled eggs, and bake!
#2) Sneak cauliflower into a fruit protein smoothie
Frozen cauliflower is a great sneaky way to add more fiber and nutrients and creamy texture into a fruit smoothie without any offending taste! This is a perfect option if you prefer a more fruit based smoothie option in the morning.
#3) Try a savory veggie oatmeal
Who said oats needed to be sweet? Shake up the status quo with savory oatmeals like this recipe for Savory Rosemary Veggie Oats or my Savory Oatmeal + Soft Cooked Egg. Throwing an overeasy egg or two on top is a great way to round out this breakfast with protein.
#4) Sneak shredded zucchini into Paleo Muffins
Shredded zucchini cooks great into muffins and can be a great way to sneak in some extra veggie into your morning. Try my Paleo Zucchini, Apple, + Banana Almond Breakfast Muffins or my Zucchini Apple Oat Muffins.
#5) Make a veggie-packed green smoothie
There is no better way to get those veggies in quick than with a delicious green smoothie for breakfast and the best part is there are so many variations you can make that there is an option for everyone! Try out some of my favorite green smoothie recipes: Blissfully Green Smoothie, Kale and Pineapple Green Smoothie, and Kale, Kiwi, and Ginger Green Smoothie.
#6) Scramble it!
A veggie scramble or omelete might be the easiest way to sneak veggies into your morning! You can make them fancy by adding lots of different types of veggies, such as in my Jen’s Signature Morning Scramble or my Southwest Scramble, OR keep it simple by just adding a few handfuls of spinach or kale into the pan to wilt before scrambling your eggs. Pro-Tip: This works great with fresh basil and other herbs, too!
#7) Make stuffed breakfast peppers
Give stuffed bell peppers a morning spin with my Italian Stuffed Breakfast Peppers. These are great for meal prepping breakfast!
#8) Make fancy veggie-topped avocado toast
Give your avocado toast some flair by adding quartered cherry tomatoes, fresh arugula, wilted spinach, sliced radishes, microgreens, and more to the top of your toast!
#9) Try a sweet potato and veggie hash topped with an overeasy egg
Instead of scrambling veggies into your eggs, create a hash with delicious ingredients like sweet potatoes, potatoes, leeks, asparagus, brussels sprouts, chard, kale, onions (and more!) and top with eggs or throw in some chicken sausages into the hash.
#10) Add pureed pumpkin to your morning!