If you’re trying to add more servings of vegetables to your daily diet, eating more veggies for breakfast is a delicious place to start! Whether you’re sitting down with the family for a Sunday brunch or making a fast grab and go breakfast sandwich or smoothie before hitting the morning commute, almost any breakfast recipe can be given an extra boost of vitamins, minerals and fiber by adding in some veggies.
And if you’re running short on preparation time, it’s easy to use Tommy’s Superfoods frozen vegetable mixtures as a substitute for fresh. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to have veggies for breakfast:
Veggies for Breakfast: Our Recommendations
Smashed Avocado Toast with Veggies
Avocado Toast can come to the rescue at any time of the day! It’s simple, delicious, and will keep you feeling full for hours. Feel free to get creative and try different kinds of bread and vegetables!
Vegan Breakfast Burritos
If you’re not eating eggs or dairy, you’ll love this vegan tofu scramble that features avocado, cilantro, salsa, spices, beans, and lime. Layer it all in your favorite wrap (or eat it right out of a container!) for a satisfying breakfast. Kick things up a notch with Tommy’s Fiesta Quinoa.
Sauteed Veggie Bagel Sandwich
Turn an ordinary bagel into a gourmet breakfast sandwich with sautéed veggies and cream cheese. Following a dairy-free diet? Use your favorite spreadable nut-cheese instead!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Cook sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic to caramelized perfection along with smoked paprika, cumin, and turmeric. Add Pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream to create a tasty brunch that can also serve double duty as a dinnertime side dish. Want to skip all the cutting and seasoning? Use Tommy’s Seasoned Organic Sweet Potatoes instead.
Sweet Potato Kale Veggie Cakes
These cakes combine a simple batter (that can also be made gluten free) with sweet potato, chopped kale, onion, and garlic. The result is a crispy-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside that can be enjoyed alone or as part of a larger meal.
Veggie Quinoa Pie
Make this one ahead of time and cut and heat individual slices for a super-fast breakfast on the go. Avoiding eggs? Replace them with your favorite egg substitute. You can also get creative with the vegetables as well!
Savory Veggie Waffles
Take waffles beyond the fruit options and give these veggie waffles a try. In this recipe, you’ll find spinach, peppers, basil, and scallions. So good you’ll want them for breakfast and dinner!
Fruit and Veggie Muffins
The amazing thing about this recipe is that you can use almost any fruit and vegetable you have on hand as well as leftovers! If you have picky eaters in your house, this is a creative way to “hide” fruits and veggies.
Vegetable Juice Smoothie
Love V8 but want to avoid all the added sodium and chemical preservatives? This vegetable smoothie lends itself to personalization, so add olive oil, hot sauce, basil or oregano as you like.
Fruit and Vegetables Smoothies
Fruit smoothies with a green vegetable “mix-in” are an excellent way to start the day – especially if you prefer sweet and fruity tastes in the morning. This smoothie uses berries, apples and cranberry juice with carrot and kale or spinach. Flax seeds add extra fiber to keep you feeling full.
Vegetables for Breakfast: Are you hungry, yet?
Have you been convinced that sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, broccoli, carrots and a variety of other vegetables belong at the breakfast table? Once you try some of these suggestions, let us know what you think by posting in the comments or tagging us on social media. Happy eating!