There is something so….healthy about starting your day off with vegetables. It just feels so good.

Don’t roll your eyes, I swear it’s true!

Ideally, we would eat vegetables at every meal, not just lunch and dinner. I know that vegetables at breakfast really throw some people off, but it doesn’t have to. It can be delicious, nutritious and totally normal. :)

Here are my favorite ways to incorporate vegetables into breakfast. Try it!

Top 5 Ways to Eat Vegetables at Breakfast 

  • Eggs + Greens: I’m a big fan of eggs and greens – sauteed or raw! Try  sauteed kale or chard or fresh arugula or herb salad greens.
  • Fresh Juice or Smoothie: Vegetable juices are great (need to get out the juicer) and adding some spinach into a smoothie is an easy way to get a few servings of vegetables in.
  • Salads: They aren’t just for lunch! Try a breakfast inspired salad, like Breakfast Cobb Salad or a salad with fresh fruit and nuts.
  • Scrambled Eggs or Omelet: This is probably the way most people are most accustomed to eating vegetables in the morning. Try peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, etc in your next scramble or omelet.
  • Asian Inspiration: Brown Rice + Sauteed Vegetables + Splash of Sesame Oil & Soy Sauce.

Are you scared of vegetables in the morning or do you add them to breakfast? 

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I definitely add spinach to my smoothies and some veggies to my eggs! I’ve never tried the breakfast salad though…it does sound interesting! Will have to try it soon :)


  2. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I keep meaning to do a veggie cobb for breakfast, but I never look at the lettuce in my fridge and think “oh hey, there’s breakfast!” I do love egg + veggie scrambles or spinach smoothies, though.


  3. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    I don’t really want salads in the morning, but I am fine drinking my greens through juice or a smoothie. I love eggs and greens for lunch with lots of black pepper. Mmmmm.


  4. Stephanie
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Oftentimes, I will make a smoothie with berries, almond milk, and lots of spinach! I usually have a bowl of oats on the side with some nut butter :).


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    It’s funny that veggies at breakfast SOUNDS weird, but it’s really not once you think of all the ways that you can work them in. I made a killer hash this weekend for St Patty’s that had lots of veggies in it- I’m posting the recipe today or tomorrow! :)


  6. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    for some reason when i’m traveling i will eat veggies for breakfast a lot more…


  7. Luv What You Do
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I always throw veggies in my eggs in the AM and I have been obssesed with green smoothies lately, mostly spinach and kale. If sweet potatoes count, I have those for leftovers all the time. I love them in pancakes and oatmeal!


  8. Lindsay
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Just yesterday I had a big breakfast salad- organic mixed greens and romaine, yellow bell pepper, shallot, organic bacon, two pastured eggs sunny side up, avocado. A little olive oil and salt&pepper. YUM! It’s a great breakfast.
    Today I made a crustless quiche with spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, chicken sausage, and raw cheese. Delicious!
    Whenever someone hears about me eating salad for breakfast I get weird looks. It’s funny. My response: It’s all food!


  9. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    I am hoping I will grow out of still only wanting sweet instead of savory early in the morning, but smoothies are definitely a great way to incorporate veggies into a healthy sweet morning treat!


  10. Lori
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I’m always looking for ways to get veggies at breakfast! Love these ideas, especially that Cobb salad.


  11. Miklos Halasz
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 4:08 am

    used to Cook or steak lots of vegetables
    from cukini to brocoli spenach to mashrooms
    the ariation is great and Health too.


  12. Elizabeth
    Mar 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    One of my favorite breakfasts is a slice of toast topped with some sauteed lemony kale and a fried egg!


    • Emily
      Mar 28, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

      Mine too, though I’ll have to add lemon next time!


  13. Kelci
    Jun 13, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    Love the breakfast Cobb salad idea; I’m getting pounds of greens and lettuces from my CSA right now and I was searching for ways to use them. Lately I’ve been making a breakfast sandwich with an herb-cheese (similar to Boursin, but homemade), tomato, shallot, shaved carrot, alfalfa sprouts, and butter lettuce on lightly toasted bread. It’s delicious, but I needed some new ideas :)


    • Emily
      Jun 15, 2014 @ 11:43 am

      Oh that breakfast sandwich sounds AMAZING!


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