Get More Vegetables in Your Breakfast
I am a huge believer in breakfast! I believe it sets the tone for your eating all day. Let me explain. If you eat vegetables in your breakfast you are likely to eat vegetables all day. If you eat sugary carbs you are going to crave them all day. I bet you think I am going to insert a fancy study here to prove my point but honestly I don’t need to. All I need to do to prove it is get you try it. For one week set this as a breakfast challenge.
- Drink 8-16 ounces of water 30 minutes before you eat anything.
- Eat at least one whole vegetable (not juiced) 2 if you are an over-achiever
- Eat 1 source of healthy fat: coconut oil, avocado, nuts, or seeds
- Eat 1 source of clean protein: pasture raised eggs, raw yogurt, raw cheese, homemade turkey sausage, turkey bacon
- Eat real foods that are not processed: don’t come in a box, pouch, bag or can and have an ingredient list that is 5 items or less
Simple right? Try this for a week and see how your eating habits change throughout the day. You will be amazed at what a power-packed breakfast can do for you. I can’t tell you to get more vegetables without telling you how to do it so here are my top three tips for getting more vegetables in your breakfast!
If you are always running out the door and never have time for breakfast at home then you need to consider a smoothie. The other problem some have is getting enough raw vegetable in your diet. Smoothies are a great way to get them in. I am not a huge fan of juices unless you need to supplement to get more nutrients because you are healing something in your body. Here are some veggies that are easy to hide in a smoothie: carrots, spinach, kale, beets, purple cabbage, cauliflower and avocado.
I love the frittata. They are so easy to make and you can hide a world of vegetables in them. Check out our Veggie Frittata and Horseradish Frittata. Eggs have a way of making veggies even more savory. I honestly just make it up as I go along most of the time when I am making frittata. Check out all the stuff I pack mine with: kale, spinach, asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, zuchinni, squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms and potatoes.
Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
Like the frittata the quinoa bowl is a great way to get vegetables in your breakfast. I love them with savory vegetables like sweet potatoes, spinach, scallions, avocados, fresh parsley and sun dried tomatoes. Then I like to top them off with a poached or fried egg! So easy and so delicious you might get addicted. You can butter your quinoa, add a little cinnamon, french berries and a dollop of coconut cream to make it more fruity.
So you see that is can be easy to squeeze some vegetables in your breakfast. I have a recipe below that will make you excited to eat vegetables any time of day!
Recently a go2kitchens VIP posted a photo of a recipe she made. Her struggle was to find a wholesome breakfast that would satisfy her savory tastebuds. She really thought outside the box with her idea. It is very simple and so delicious. Thank you Sheri for letting us showcase your recipe here. I have added my own touch by serving it with an olive relish and the recipe is also below. Enjoy!
Sheri’s Simple Stuffed Pepper Eggs Delight Recipe
1 tbs coconut oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced in rounds about 1 inch thick
2 pasture raised eggs
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
1 tbs chopped parsley
In a frying pan with lid melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add bell pepper rings. Evenly sprinkle pepper rings with garlic and onion powder. Cook covered on medium/low heat for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove lid and crack one egg into each pepper ring. Cook covered for about 3 minutes. Remove with large spatula. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh parsley. Serve warm.
Olive Relish Recipe
8 yellow or red cherry tomatoes, chopped
4 scallions, chopped
8 queen green olives, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbs fresh basil, chopped finely
Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir.