As a way to get more veggies into our diet, I've been finding ways to add them into our breakfasts.
I once worked with a lady who would eat a small salad for breakfast as a way to get extra veggies in. I don't know about you, but that really doesn't sound that appetizing to me at breakfast! Neither does a bowl of steamed veggies,for that matter.
Here are a few more pleasing ways I'm adding vegetables into our breakfasts:
--Green smoothies. I've been adding a handful or two of spinach into our smoothies for a while, and lately have been reading about them all around the blogosphere. Lindsay has written a very informative post with different combinations of fruit and greens. My husband doesn't care for too much green color in his smoothies, so I add more fruit than spinach! We really like strawberry with banana or pineapple, along with some plain yogurt, a little honey and a dash of vanilla.
--Scrambled eggs and omelets. Green peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and chopped tomatoes are good in eggs. For omelets, I usually saute peppers, onions and mushrooms before adding. But I add raw finely chopped veggies to scrambled eggs as they are cooking.
--Salsa. I like a spoonful of salsa on eggs!
--Sliced tomato. So the tomato is technically a fruit, but most of us use it as a veggie. My husband thinks this is a bit odd, but I enjoy sliced tomatoes alongside egg dishes.
--Avocado. I love the smooth texture of avocado. It's so good on toast, a bagel or with eggs(Can you tell we eat a lot of eggs?)
We don't eat veggies every morning, but I've been aiming for these healthy additions at least a couple of days a week. Not only do we get a few more nutrients, but we end up feeling full a little longer,too!
Please share any ideas you have for adding vegetables to your breakfasts!
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