Here Are 10 of Our Most Veggie-Packed Breakfasts

updated Mar 4, 2020
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Sure, it’s easy to eat produce for every meal in the spring and summer, when everything is in season and farmers markets are bursting with fresh vegetables. Come January and February, it takes a little extra creativity to fill your plate with produce. Whether you’re looking for quick grab-and-go options or a show-stopping breakfast to serve a hungry brunch crowd, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 early morning ideas to help you start your day.

1. Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps

Turn your favorite weekend omelet into a freezer-friendly breakfast wrap that’s easy to heat and eat on busy weekday mornings. Layer a whole grain tortilla with tender baby spinach, juicy cherry tomatoes, and feta-flecked scrambled eggs for a quick and hot breakfast that’s ready in just 2 minutes.

Get the recipe: Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps

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2. Super Greens Smoothie

Smoothies are the surefire way to pack a variety of veggies into your morning meal. This smoothie is vibrant and verdant thanks to three vegetables —avocados, zucchini, and leafy greens. Bananas and dates give a subtle sweetness for a smoothie that will keep you full for hours.

Get the recipe: Super Greens Smoothie

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3. Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash

This show-stopping main dish is sure to impress guests at this weekend’s brunch. Roast a sheet pan full of sweet potatoes, corn, bell pepper, zucchini, and black beans before guests arrive, then once coffee cups are full, crack the eggs and bake until the egg whites set.

Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash

4. Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup, & Nuts

Sometimes eating veggies for breakfast is as simple as reheating last night’s baked sweet potato. Fluff with a fork then dollop a heaping spoonful of yogurt on top and drizzle with maple syrup or honey. All it needs is some crunch from a handful of nuts or granola.

Get the recipe: Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup, & Nuts

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5. Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake

The biggest hurdle to eating vegetables first thing in the morning is all the prep it requires. The genius of this recipe is that there’s no chopping. Just start with pre-cut produce — fresh sliced mushrooms and shredded carrots, jarred roasted red peppers, and frozen diced potatoes. Mix with a creamy egg custard, and voilà! You have a vegetable-packed breakfast to eat all week.

Get the recipe: Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake

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6. Single-Serve Microwave Shakshuka

Eating vegetables for breakfast doesn’t get much easier than this microwave shakshuka. A pinch of red pepper flakes adds spice to jarred marinara, and canned chickpeas make this breakfast a hearty choice. Float an egg on top before gently microwaving to runny yolk perfection.

Get the recipe: Single-Serve Microwave Shakshuka

7. Vegetable Breakfast Hash

The key to this smoky stovetop hash is in the veggie prep. Cut the sweet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and broccoli the night before so you can get right to cooking. Keep the veggie pieces small and consistent in size so they brown without burning.

Get the recipe: Vegetable Breakfast Hash

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8. Savory Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

These vegetable pancakes start with Lofty Buttermilk Pancake batter, so they are going to be light and fluffy. These pancakes are perfect for using up forgotten crisper veggies — from kale to radishes, carrots, and herbs — adding color and flavor to the flapjack stack. Sandwich leftovers between parchment and freeze for a veggie-filled toaster treat.

Get the recipe: Savory Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

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9. Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar

Make peace with your mornings with a plate of za’atar-kissed jammy eggs, briny feta, wilted spinach, and leeks. Meal preppin the braised spinach and leeks is the snooze-button breakfast strategy that buys you a few more minutes under the covers.

Get the recipe: Ottolenghi Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar

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10. Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds

Take a break from traditional breakfast fare, and start the day with cool and creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy sliced vegetables. Fry whole mustard seeds until they pop, add sliced garlic to the oil, then spoon it over the yogurt bowl for a refreshing morning meal.

Get the recipe: Savory Yogurt Bowl with Sliced Veggies and Fried Mustard Seeds

Your turn. What are your favorite ways to eat veggies early in the a.m.?