Breakfast Vegetables: 15 Recipes to Jumpstart the Day

Remember when you were a kid and your parents would tell you to eat all your vegetables? Now let's fast forward a decade or two and you're probably asking yourself, "Why didn't I listen?" Whether you're a die-hard vegetarian or like to indulge in greens from time to time, this is the list for you. Jumpstart your day with some breakfast vegetables and enjoy a more alert state of mind!

From taco bowls to fritters, it's easy to incorporate breakfast vegetables into your day, freeing up some space for pizza later.

1. Veggie Breakfast Taco Bowls

Drizzle Me Skinny

These are lovely little boats of guac, eggs and everything in between. Bell pepper of every color adds a nice crunch to this recipe, sure to be a hit with savory breakfast fans.

The easiest way to transition to breakfast vegetables is to eat them in a form you're already familiar with. Everything you love about a breakfast burrito, in a bowl form. Get the recipe here.

2. Sweet Potato Hash

Chelsea Healthy Kitchen

I love a good hash, but the sweet potatoes really set this apart. They taste just as good as regular potatoes and are way healthier.

This is one morning meal you'll dream about waking up to! If you prefer a poached egg, you can certainly swap it in, along with butternut squash if that's what you prefer. Get the recipe here

3. Breakfast Salad


For those mornings when you can't decide between breakfast and salad, allow us to introduce you to breakfast salad. Interesting concept, right?

It's true that leafy greens are a key part of a healthy breakfast, and an easy way to make sure you're hitting your suggested vegetable intake for the day is to just whip up an easy salad. Get the recipe here

4. Savory Scrambled Egg Crepes With Avocado Pico De Gallo

Whole and Heavenly Oven

Add a little finesse to your cooking with a few crepes. Simply rummage through the crisper drawer for a twist on this classic recipe to get rid of any vegetables just about to expire.

Goat cheese would be delicious in one of these crepes. Get the recipe here.

5. Veggie Pancakes

Super Healthy Kids

Trade in the sweet for the savory. Maple syrup isn't even needed for this recipe that uses zucchini. You can create pancakes out of almost any sautéed greens with excess water removed.

Healthy flapjacks are good for the soul. Get the recipe here

6. Yellow Lentil And Spinach Crepes

Archanas Kitchen

Yellow lentils pack so much power to help the body you can't help but devour this delight.

A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese does wonders for these crepes. Get the recipe here.

7. Quinoa Blueberry Oatmeal Bars


Someone send Nutri-Grain a cease and desist for claiming to be healthy with sugar quantities like that! We can handle it from here with these delicious breakfast bars.

This recipe calls for yogurt, though you could substitute Greek yogurt for a slightly tangier taste. Get the recipe.

8. Egg and Veggie Quinoa Pie

Idea Hacks

Did somebody say egg whites?  Realistically, you could throw any vegetables your heart desires in this dish, from Brussels sprouts to baby spinach to baby carrots.

Why have a green smoothie when you can have a green pie? Get the recipe here.

9. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Quiche

Well Plated

This recipe combines three things I fell in love with this past year: pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and quiche.

Might we recommend a sprinkling of sunflower seeds on top for some crunch? Get the recipe here.

10. Garlicky Spinach and Egg Breakfast Pizzas

Oh My Veggies

You can't go wrong with a good breakfast pizza. There are a lot of pretenders out there, but this one takes the crown.

When you combine fried eggs with pizza, magical things happen. Get the recipe here.

11. Open-faced Power Breakfast Sandwich

Ambitious Kitchen

Egg whites, tomatoes, and avocado join forces in this delicious toasted breakfast sandwich. It's like avocado toast on steroids, and a light drizzle of olive oil brings the whole thing together.

Sprinkle some shredded cheese and you'll be in heaven. Get the recipe here.

12. Savory Veggie Waffles

Healthy Nibbles and Bits

I'm not sure how these things are invented, but I'm glad new recipes just keep coming. The creatives behind this one set us up for a doozy.

This might even replace your traditional morning smoothie. Get the recipe here.


Nom Nom Paleo

High-class bacon, otherwise known as prosciutto, wrapped around the all mighty egg. Who could turn down such a proposition?

The only way to make this better would be to add frozen hash browns before baking. Try it and let us know how it goes! Get the recipe here.

14. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwiches

Busy Girl, Healthy World

A little bit of the Tex, mixed with the Mex. Forget the Egg McMuffin and make one of these sandwiches you can take on the road.

You'll never grab a granola bar or an apple again once you try these genius little sandwiches. Get the recipe here.

15. Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Creme de la Crumb

Enjoy the taste of ooey gooey cinnamon rolls without the guilt. The best part about overnight oats is that you simply combine them in a sealable container the night before, and boom! Breakfast is ready when you wake up.

A dash of coconut oil brings a brightly mellow flavor to the cinnamon flavor. Get the recipe here.