When I started to change the way I ate I had to figure out how to eat more veggies at every meal.
I feel like the toughest meal to learn to put veggies with was breakfast! For years breakfast has been a high-carb, load & go of cereals, toasts, bagels, muffins & doughnuts. Yes, eggs, but always with a side of pancakes or french toast. I guess omelettes have always been a good option to incorporate veggies (underneath the bed of melted cheese).
Here are three variations of breakfast veggies I LOVE to pair with my eggs, and fermented sauerkraut(see previous post for details). – no gluten, no dairy. But oh, so yummy.
1. Cabbage Hash –
– 1/2 Pork Sausage (you can use less meat or no meat, it is used mainly to add flavor to the veggies)
– 1-2T. Coconut Oil
– 2-4 Cups Thinly Sliced Cabbage ( you can make it chunky too, your preference or what you have time for)
*- 1 – Sliced Zucchini
*- 1-2 Cups Spinach
Season to taste with: Salt & Pepper, Oregano, Garlic Powder & Paprika
Brown sausage first and then add coconut oil & the cabbage & zucchini. I will also add spinach at the end to lightly wilt. Season and serve with eggs and sauerkraut! ( Sometimes when I feel frivolous I add avocado for extra nutrition & a creamy finish). Even if you don’t think you like cabbage you should give this a try. It will surprise you!
2. Bell Pepper, Onion, Olive Saute –
1-2 Bell Pepper (I like to use red & yellow, green is an option too)
1/2 Large Purple Onion
2-4 Cloves garlic (crushed & chopped)
2 Slices of cooked bacon (great to cook ahead of time)
5-8 Greek Olives chopped up
Season with: Salt & Pepper, Onion Powder, Paprika & Basil.
*Kale would be real easy and yummy to pump up this morning breakfast veggie mix too.
Saute the peppers & onion in coconut oil, then add remaining ingredients. serve with eggs over easy (when I eat this I can almost taste pizza). I think fresh tomatoes would be yummy with this too!
3. Steamed Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Or any Veggies leftover from dinner the night before.
Any leftover veggies are great with warm eggs in the morning. Or just serve eggs on a bed of spring mix!
I hope this inspires you to start your day with more vegetables! I now feel lost without morning veggies! Vegetables are a fantastically nutritious way to begin your body’s fuel for the day — just have to start thinking out of the box.
Veggies aren’t just for dinner anymore! Please share your ways of using veggies in the morning!