Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that are about to spring forth! In case you missed it, BCC’s Nutrition Committee recently revised its nutritional guidelines to include a wider variety of vegetables. Vegetables should be a major part of every meal throughout the day, including breakfast. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and are interesting options to explore to bring a touch of originality to your breakfast plate. Read on for a few tips on how to incorporate more vegetables into your morning routine.
Add vegetables to your eggs
Brighten up your egg recipes with some colourful vegetables. Add peppers, spinach and zucchini to your scrambled eggs, or whip up a seasonal vegetable omelette. Try our recipe for Broccoli Omelette Bites or Cheese and Veggie Egg Cups. And why not explore recipes like shakshuka, a dish that incorporates poached eggs with a vegetable-rich tomato sauce!
Use veggies as a toast topper
Skip the classic banana/nut butter combo and opt instead for something vegetable-based. Why not try avocado toast with feta cheese, or top your multigrain bread with a layer of hummus and sliced tomato? The possibilities are endless, and there’s something for everyone!
Make breakfast time, sandwich time
Sandwiches aren’t just for lunch! Use your imagination to create all kinds of combinations. Add grilled vegetables to your grilled cheese or breakfast wrap. Check out our cookbook to try our Breakfast Enchilada or Breakfast Quesadilla recipes.
Veg up your smoothies
Use vegetables to add a splash of colour to your breakfast smoothies. Spinach or kale are great options for green smoothies. Carrots will make your tropical smoothies look extra sun-kissed and beets will turn your red berry smoothies even redder!
Incorporate vegetables into your baking recipes
Serve vegetables instead of fruit on the side
Veggies and dip or a summer salad of spinach and raspberries pair perfectly with several breakfast dishes. Vary your sides to include as many vegetables as you do fruit.