Easy Ways to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

Breakfast isn’t always the most nutritious meal of the day. Many people turn to cereals, muffins, or bagels for a quick bite, promising to make lunch and dinner more healthy. But you can easily do yourself a favor and get more fiber, vitamins, and minerals from your morning meal by using veggies in your breakfast favorites. You don’t even have to worry about eating salad for your first meal of the day. Check out these recipes to see how delicious it can be to eat vegetables for breakfast.

1. Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, and Feta Frittata

Frittata with bacon and cheese

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Enjoying a frittata for breakfast is an easy way to get in your nutrients, and these egg dishes are great for busy weekdays. If you prepare a frittata ahead of time on Sunday night, you can have a healthy breakfast waiting for you Monday through Friday. Frittatas also come packed with fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. This sweet potato, red pepper, and feta frittata from Cookie and Kate is a healthy breakfast that will fill you up without filling you out.

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium sweet potato (¾-pound), peeled and chopped into ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, ribbed, seeded, and chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⅔ cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ to ½ cup crumbled feta (2 to 3 ounces)

Head to Cookie and Kate for the full recipe. 

2. Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash

Breakfast hash with avocado

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Brussels sprouts for breakfast? Don’t knock it until you try it. Anything tastes delicious when cooked in bacon fat. This Brussels sprouts breakfast hash from How Sweet It Is might be the best way to enjoy veggies for your morning meal. You’ll first cook four slices of bacon in a large skillet, and then you’ll cook sweet potatoes and onion in the same pan. After that, you’ll add your sprouts, then top with some fried eggs. This recipe serves 3 to 4.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 to 12 Brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced
  • 3 to 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Head to How Sweet It Is for the full recipe. 

3. Savory Spinach Steel Cut Oatmeal

Savory oatmeal in a bowl with spoon

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Next up is a veggie-packed spin on oatmeal from Uproot Kitchen. Savory oatmeal can be just as delicious as the sweet version, and even more nutritious. This breakfast boasts nutrient-packed ingredients such as steel-cut oats, spinach, grape tomatoes, and hemp hearts. It’s even topped with a fried egg, giving you an extra dose of protein. One serving of this porridge yields 325 calories, 6 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein. It’s a filling morning meal that will satisfy you and keep you energized up until lunchtime.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or Herbamare
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts

Head to Uproot Kitchen for the full recipe. 

4. Egg Muffin Cups

Mini egg muffin cups served on a plate

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Traditional muffins can be secret calorie bombs, but egg muffin cups are much healthier. This recipe from Show Me The Yummy has you packing your portable egg muffins with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and peppers. They’ll cook in a muffin tin for 15 minutes. Then, you can either eat them immediately or pack them for breakfast at your desk. It’s a fun, different way to eat eggs while still sneaking in your vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup red pepper
  • 1 cup green pepper
  • 1 cup yellow onion
  • 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • Hot sauce, optional for drizzling on top

Head to Show Me The Yummy for the full recipe. 

5. Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

Vegetarian breakfast tacos

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Last are vegetarian breakfast tacos from A Beautiful Plate. It’s easy to eat your vegetables for breakfast when your vehicle of choice is a soft corn tortilla. Eggs, cheese, scallions, beans, avocado, hot sauce, and salsa all go into these vegetarian tacos. They’re the perfect tasty morning meal to serve on Saturdays and Sundays, and if you’re planning on each of your guests enjoying two, it’ll still serve 4.

Ingredients:

  • 8 small soft corn tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 to 5 scallions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • ¾ cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
  • ¾ cup finely sliced red cabbage
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • Jarred roasted tomatillo salsa
  • Jalapeño hot sauce (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnishing
Head to A Beautiful Plate for the full recipe. 

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