Veggies for Breakfast? Oh Kale Yeah!
Vegetables provide so many beneficial vitamins and minerals, but sadly these often get left behind when it comes to breakfast. With summer here and so many fresh vegetables in season, there is no better time to incorporate more veggies into your diet. Plus, there are so many delicious, fun ways to enjoy vegetables! Let your inner green glowing vegetable guru shine with these breakfast health hacks.
Switching to Savory
When we think of breakfast, oftentimes sweet things are the first to come to mind. You can make delicious sweet breakfasts with vegetables, however there is a whole new world of tasty savory vegetable breakfasts too.
The ever so famous avocado toast wears the crown when it comes to most popular vegetable breakfasts. Avocados are loaded with healthy fats which makes them filling and are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6. One way to power up your avocado toast is by adding dark leafy greens to it. You can also experiment by adding tomato, onion, and shaved radish.
Add some arugula and chopped broccoli to give your quiche an upgrade. Not only does it look beautiful and Instagram-worthy, it also tastes delicious!
Taco Tuesday? How about tacos every day! Start your day off with tacos and load them with veggies! Tacos can be loaded with endless veggies. Some ideas include lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and pepper.
Create a delicious, filling breakfast bowl with tempeh, sweet potato, and vegetables galore! Add leafy greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and avocado for more vitamins and minerals.
Skillets are versatile and can be loaded with all the vegetables you desire. All you need to do is chop up vegetables and stir fry. For a heartier skillet you can add beans, organic tempeh bacon, and potatoes.
Sweet Vegetable Dishes
Green Pancakes and Baked Goods
Green pancakes are more than just for St. Patrick’s Day! Blend spinach into batters for a fun green color and extra vitamins. By using only a little bit, the flavor will not be affected. You can also add cauliflower and pumpkin to batters for more nutrients and fiber. Get creative and make zucchini bread oatmeal by adding shredded zucchini and carrot cake oatmeal by adding carrots. You can even make rainbow waffles by blending in pumpkin for orange, beets for purple, spinach for green, yellow carrot for yellow, spirulina powder for blue, and red bell pepper for red.
Vegetable Smoothies and Juices
Smoothies with only vegetables? Yes please! Nothing is better than a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot day. The key here is to balance fibrous vegetables with non-fibrous, as too much fiber can lead to digestive problems and constipation. To avoid this, you can also make vegetable juices instead of smoothies to still get in numerous vitamins and minerals. One refreshing juice or smoothie recipe is kale, spinach, coconut water, mint, cucumber, and avocado.