Vegetables at Breakfast?
Do you eat vegetables at breakfast? Most of us don’t eat vegetables at breakfast but we should. If you are trying to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, you may be missing out on breakfast as an opportunity to include more vegetables in your family’s diet.
7 was to include vegetables at breakfast
1. Prepare Eggs. Fresh or frozen chopped spinach, mushrooms, broccoli and diced tomatoes pair wonderfully with scrambled eggs or an omelet. Experiment with different vegetables for variety. This is an easy way to include vegetables in breakfast that your children already like.
2. Sneak Veggies In. Making pancakes? Finely grate carrots of zucchini, and add it to the batter. This also works well with quick breads. This is a good way to include less familiar vegetables without overwhelming kids.
3. Make a Breakfast Sandwich. Sandwiches are not just for lunch! Pair veggies with eggs on toast, or make a sandwich with hummus, tomato and spinach.
4. Avocado Toast. Make this trendy café breakfast at home by simply mashing a ripe avocado and putting it on toast. Enjoy, or top it with sliced tomato, goat cheese or a little salt and pepper for even more flavor.
5. Go South of the Border. Make a breakfast burrito with beans, low-fat cheese, and diced peppers or tomatoes. Serve it with avocado or salsa for even more of a nutritional punch.
6. Savory Oats. Oatmeal can be sweet, with fruit as a topping, but do not shy away from making your oats savory. Topping oatmeal with a boiled or poached egg and your favorite vegetables is a lovely change from the more typical sweet toppings.
7. Make A Breakfast Pizza. Top pita bread with tomato sauce, low-fat mozzarella and vegetables, and bake in the oven. Since you can make individual pizzas with small pitas, each family member can pick their favorite vegetables and toppings. This is perfect for a fun, weekend breakfast.
With these ideas in mind, get ready to transform breakfast from a boring, rushed meal into a delicious and nutritious way to start your day off right. If you are seeking even more ideas for healthy eating, consider working with our health coaches.
Dr. Karen Leibowitz
Health and Medical Coach