Nine Savory Breakfast Recipes That Will Help You Eat More Veggies

From savory quinoa to breakfast tacos, these recipes will get you eating greens.

Vegetable breakfast

Add some veggies to your breakfast table. Photo via Flickr/Stacy Spensley

If you aren’t getting enough vegetables in your daily diet—you know who you are—your breakfast may be to blame. Mindlessly rotating among typical breakfast foods like cereal, yogurt, and oatmeal means you’re missing a third of your daily chances to eat greens.

Below, we found nine savory breakfast recipes that will help you up your daily vegetable intake.

1. Grilled Peppers with Eggs
via Noshing with the Nolands

An excellent make-ahead breakfast, this recipe calls for grilling red or yellow peppers until soft, then filling them with egg, feta, and herbs. If your city apartment doesn’t house a grill, you could also bake the peppers in the oven.

2. Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, and Egg Hash
via Addicted2Recipes

The addition of bacon and runny-yolk eggs will make even the pickiest eater come around on brussels sprouts. To save time, chop your sweet potato and toss it in the microwave for a few minutes while the rest of the dish cooks.

3. Savory Pizza Waffles
via Craftsy

Neither pizza nor waffles are classic health foods, but this recipe cleans them up by using quinoa flour, almond meal, and rice flour in the waffle batter and veggies for pizza toppings. Just go light on cheese and stay away from pepperoni.

4. Spinach Quiche Cups
via Manila Spoon

Portable enough to take to the office, these quiche cups are a great alternative to your morning muffin run. Leave out the optional heavy cream to keep them light and healthy.

5. Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
via Reclaiming Provincial

Mix up your daily oatmeal habit with this savory veggie quinoa bowl, topped with an egg. This recipe uses broccoli and mushrooms, but you could easily customize it to use whatever you have lying around the fridge.

6. Huevos Rancheros Tacos
via Hello Healthy

Stuff a small corn tortilla with an egg, black beans, fresh salsa, avocado, cilantro, and a little cheese for a spicy, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast. Even better, this recipe is ready in less than 10 minutes.

7. Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Frittata
via Feed Me Phoebe

You can put anything in a frittata, so don’t limit yourself to pre-formulated recipes. But with bacon, potatoes, and broccoli, this one is especially well-suited to breakfast.

8. Microwave Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich
via Foodie Crush

Lighten up your beloved breakfast sandwich with this recipe, which uses a bagel thin, egg whites, and plenty of veggies. The best part? The egg whites and spinach cook in the microwave, saving you precious morning minutes.

9. Spinach, Artichoke, and Brie Crepes
via Half Baked Harvest

Crepes don’t have to be dripping with Nutella to be delicious. This recipe uses whole wheat flour to give the crepes some fiber, and packs them with plenty of veggies for vitamins. You could even sub avocado for the brie if you’re cutting back on cheese.


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