3 ways to eat veggies for breakfast
To fit in the recommended seven to eight servings of fruit and vegetables each day, consider having some veggies with your breakfast. How, you ask? Three Canadian celebrity chefs share their ideas
Mark McEwan’s Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata
“The biggest meal of the day should be your first meal,” says McEwan. “My trainer tells me to eat dinner for breakfast. This frittata is an easy way to get more vegetables, such as asparagus and onions-anything you have in your fridge. Instead of eggs being the biggest part of the meal, it’s just what holds it together.”
Get the recipe: Mark McEwan’s Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata
Laura Calder’s Carrot Confiture
“I grew up having vegetable gardens, so we always ate fresh carrots,” recalls Calder. “I’m used to eating vegetables at every meal, even for breakfast. This carrot jam is delicious on toast. Try this easy recipe and use it in place of butter or fruit jam, or on top of light cream cheese.”
Get the full recipe: Laura Calder’s Carrot Confiture
Paul Finkelstein’s Breakfast Noodle Soup
“Noodle soup with vegetables is a popular breakfast in many parts of the world,” says ?Finkelstein. “I love breakfast soup because it warms the soul on a cold morning. The vegetables are a great way to start the day, and the egg whites provide a protein kick. My daughters, Ella and Lucy, are adventurous and they love it, too. You can make a pot of this soup ahead of time and then heat portions in the microwave whenever you want.”
Get the recipe: Paul Finkelstein’s Breakfast Noodle Soup
More delicious breakfast ideas
If you usually start your day with a bowl of cereal, why not shake things up a bit by adding some veggies? It might sound a bit strange, but grated beets are a sweet garnish on your morning muesli (carrots work, too!) Just a 1/2 cup (125 mL) of grated beets puts one serving of vegetables under your belt before you even leave the house.
Here are some other quick tricks: Toss 1/2 cup of chopped peppers in with your scrambeled eggs, add 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes to cottage cheese, or throw some greens into your breakfast smoothie.