I am always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my day. One meal that is often overlooked for including veggies is breakfast. On Sundays, my splurge breakfast, I will normally have a couple of eggs over arugula. Sometimes I'll add some mushrooms and onions to an egg scramble before putting them on arugula. But I always try to incorporate veggies in my breakfast on Sunday.
During the week, I don't have the luxury of making breakfast before I leave the house. I get up at 4:30 AM to hit the gym and then drive an hour (sometimes more) to the office. I eat breakfast as soon as I get to the office. I eat breakfasts that don't have to be microwaved. I stopped microwaving food about 6 months ago. I learned that microwaving changes the structure of the amino acids in food making it hard to digest. I don't know about you but I don't need anything messing with my digestion!
Back to breakfast. I am a big fan of oatmeal and love making overnight oatmeal. But I haven't been able to find a savory recipe that I like. I stick to making it with blueberries, hemp hearts, flax seed and raw cacao powder. Outside of making smoothies, I feel like I've been kind of stuck on how to get more veggies in for breakfast. Oh and I prefer to have it vegan. I am eating plant-based at least 3 days a week and trying to squeeze in one more day this year. I'd like to have only 3 days a week where I eat meat and fish versus four.
In order to get some inspiration, I turned to Pinterest. Pinterest did not disappoint! I was able to find a variety of vegan recipes to try. It will take some meal-prep since I have limited time during the week to cook. But I am used to that. Sunday is usually my day to make a few breakfast, all of our lunches and a couple of dinners so we can eat healthy during the week. If I didn't do this, we'd probably eat out a lot more often and that is not very healthy.
I listed the breakfast recipes that I found on Pinterest with links to the actual recipes below. I am going to give each of them a try. I'll make sure to write a round up of my experience in about a month. Make sure to check back and discover how it went for me at www.heathershealthhabits.com/blog or follow my blog on Bloglovin.
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PANCAKES: Who knew you could make pancakes with vegetables? I never even thought about that until I saw the below recipes on Pinterest. I like the idea because pancakes are portable and can be eaten cold. Some of the recipes are so hearty, I may actually try a few for dinner.
EGG SUBSTITUTES: There are a few recipes I found that can be made without eggs. Chickpea flour seems to be the main ingredient that can be a substitute for an egg. The recipes are very creative and look really appealing. I hope they taste just as good!
VEGETABLE BREAKFAST IDEAS: This section is a compilation of all the other vegan vegetable breakfast ideas I found. The loaded sweet potato is a great idea. I like eating sweet potatoes cold and using a variety of toppings can really make the potato into a fun breakfast.
MUFFINS: Muffins are a great option for breakfast. I included one Baked Oatmeal cup in this grouping because I am intrigued. As I mentioned earlier, I haven't found a savory oatmeal recipe that I like. Maybe this will be the one? I'll let you know.
I hope this post inspired you to eat more veggies for breakfast. If you make any of the recipes above, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @heather_lee_donahue and use the #heathershealthhabits hashtag. I love seeing your takes on the recipes I share.