Usually people don’t think of veggies for breakfast but it’s likely you may already be serving them up. As parents, we are all trying to ensure our children are getting those recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. Here are some ways you can include veggies in your first meal of the day:
Colorful Scrambled Eggs: It’s always nice to have some warm eggs to start your morning off on the right track. Eggs are protein packed and energy filled! Adding peppers, diced tomatoes and mushrooms are a nice colorful addition to add to your eggs in the morning.
Veggie Filled Breakfast Sandwich: Adding veggies to your whole wheat English muffin can be quick and easy! Spinach, tomato, cucumber, low fat cheese and egg is a delicious way to have a well balanced meal to start your day.
Fibre Filled Low Fat Muffin: Adding grated carrots or zucchini to an already delicious low fat muffin can give you that extra fibre you need in the run of a day.
Breakfast Burrito Wrap: Wrap up your Colorful Scrambled Egg recipe from above in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap – add some cheese and you have a yummy breakfast treat!
Sweet Potato Hash: Grate the potatoes, place in a glass bowl to microwave for about 3 minutes. Heat a skillet or frying pan and then fry the potatoes with a small amount of olive oil until crispy. Add some grilled peppers for a colorful mix.
Information sourced from: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/planning-and-prep/snack-and-meal-ideas/veggies-for-breakfast-yes
Kristin Hedges is with The Kids Eat Smart Foundation.