How Does One get Veggies in at Breakfast?
It’s easy! If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that vegetables have amazing super nutrition powers and most of us are not eating enough.
My Top Tips for Breakfast Scrambles:
- Pre cut and dice veggies in mass amounts and freeze them in a ziploc so you don’t have to do it every morning
- Add in leftover veggies from the night before
- Change it up! Try different veggies, salsas, lean proteins, complex carbs
- By precut fresh or frozen veggies if you’d rather not chop and dice
- Use spices, sauces, herbs
Veggie Flavor Combos:
- Roasted broccoli, spinach, tomato, garlic
- Sautéed peppers, onions, salsa
- Grilled asparagus, tomato, basil, pesto
- Shredded carrots, mushrooms, scallions
- Avocado, siracha, peppers, onions
Eggs: With science on our side, eggs are perfectly fine to include in healthy diet. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.
Vegetables: provide fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Strive for 5-7 servings a day!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1 cup spinach
- OR veggies of choice
- 1 fresh hot green chile (like jalapeño), chopped, optional
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Siracha (optional)
- Place onions, peppers, spinach or veggies of choice in a small saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile, mix eggs, milk, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl.
- Pour eggs over vegetable mixture; cook and stir over medium heat until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, until eggs are cooked, 3 to 8 minutes. .