Breakfast for many people is a quick bowl of cereal or some toast. But breakfast is a wonderful time to get some of those oh-so important veggies in too! Check out these delicious, easy and kid-approved veggie-loaded breakfast recipes!
I’m a big believer that vegetables belong at all meals. Yes, even breakfast. Vegetables are a rich and dense source of so many vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They are the first food group I reach for when making any meal and try my darnedest to make sure it is the one my family eats the most of. However, when you have a kiddo at the dining room table, some times the appearance of vegetables is not very welcomed.
Especially at breakfast. Many of the foods people associate with breakfast are not veggie heavy, but that really shouldn’t stop you from breaking out this oh-so vital food group first thing in the morning.
After all, breakfast is 1/3 of what you and your family eats, so the goal should be to make it as nourishing (and tasty, of course) as possible.
So how do you open those little eyes to the wonders of veggies at breakfast? With creative dishes that are delicious, unique, and fun! Does this mean that your child won’t possibly reject the veggies and/or turn up their adorable little noses to the new breakfast dishes? Um, sorry guys, but unlikely. Children naturally tend to reject the unfamiliar (especially when it comes to food) so you are going to have to put on your mama or papa hat and be patient and persistent (what we do best!) when it comes to helping your children embrace the change in the breakfast menu.
Children require a new food to be presented to them between 5-10 times (sometimes more) before it becomes less intimidating and they are more likely to be open to trying it.
I kid you not, I offered my daughter broccoli so many times that I thought for sure she was never going to eat it. And then, one day at a friend’s house, she picked up a piece of roasted broccoli and went to town. Now it is one of her favorite things to have for a meal…even breakfast.
However, what do you serve when trying to get those veggies in before the kickoff of a busy day? Here are a few creative, tasty, and healthy veggie-loaded breakfast ideas.
Sweet Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Ideas
Is there anything better than CHOCOLATE WAFFLES for breakfast? Probably not. Well, except for maybe veggie-packed ones! This fluffy, delicious chocolate waffle recipe looks and tastes like dessert, but is the perfect healthy breakfast to dazzle your family.
This healthy banana bread is not only incredibly delicious and easy to make, but is loaded with veggies! Banana Carrot bread is going to be the star of breakfast in your house. Or top it with a little cream cheese frosting and call it dessert! Naturally gluten free.
These Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 real food ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or as a healthy snack.
Crank up your morning oatmeal a few notches by making it Morning Glory style! Naturally sweetened, full of real food ingredients that will fuel you on and even a dose of veggie goodness when start your day with this recipe! Made with ease in your Instant Pot, this the perfect breakfast for those busy back-to-school mornings!
Healthy enough for a muffin. Chocolatey enough to be a cupcake. Nut-Free Paleo Chocolate Butternut Squash Muffins are a delicious little way to serve up something sweet that also fuels your body on nothing but the good stuff!
Healthy Apple Carrot Pancakes are made with only a few ingredients and are a wonderful way to start your day. Mixed entirely in your blender, breakfast has never been easier or more delicious!
These Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins are easy, fluffy, and so delicious! Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, but no one will be able to tell!
Carrots, butternut squash and apples…oh my! Applesauce is a classic childhood treat and a super simple recipe to whip up in your kitchen. However, I took applesauce to the next level but loading it up with naturally sweet, nutrient dense and delicious veggies! Deliciously kid-approved, full of warm fall flavors and easy peasy, Easy Peasy Veggie-Loaded Applesauce is going to change the snacking game in your house.
Delicious Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie is made with strawberry, banana, red bell pepper and is the perfect start to your day. Naturally vegan, dairy-free and kid-approved!
This Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie is oh-so delicious and loaded with protein, healthy fat and greens! Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for a treat. Whip up a batch in the morning to send your crew off happy and fueled up on nothing but the good stuff!
Now these Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are how to start a day right! The perfect taste and texture, healthy and loaded with amazing ingredients! Gluten free, vegan, and naturally sweetened. These are a morning must-make!
These Healthy Carrot Pumpkin Muffins are silly easy to make and full of wonderful flavor. Loaded with good-for-you orange veggies, they make a wonderful breakfast, snack or lunch box addition. Naturally gluten free, dairy-free and nut-free.
This Banana-Spinach Pancake Pizza is the perfectly delicious way to serve up veggies for breakfast! Sweetened entirely with fruit and loaded with spinach. Paleo, gluten free, and dairy-free.
Super easy, delicious and kid-approved! These waffles can easily be made as pancakes and are great for making ahead of time! Freezer friendly, naturally gluten free and dairy-free!
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please! This recipes is loaded with zucchini and is naturally sweetened. Its a house and reader favorite!
Savory Veggie-Loaded Breakfast ideas
Great for making ahead of time and reheating for breakfast! These egg cups are full of protein, fat and veggies and are super flavorful!
Gosh, who doesn’t adore a good casserole? Layers of yummy goodness thrown together in one big’ ol dish and baked to perfection in a hot oven. The perfect “cook once, eat multiple times” kind of meal.
I’m sure that if you have ever picked up a Dr. Seuss book, my inspiration for this recipe needs no explaining. If you have not, I highly recommend reading Green Eggs and Ham as an appetizer to this meal. Heck, read it before eating this even if you have read that book a few million times. It will only make these eggs taste better.
I love and adore a one-skillet meal! Especially at breakfast. Minimal prep before you’ve had that first cup of (much needed) coffee and next to no clean up when you’ve finished the meal. Heck, you can even leave the one-skillet in the sink for the day and not have to worry about coming home to a sink full of breakfast dishes at then end of the day.
These are not only a great way to get veggies in at breakfast, but they are perfect for making a head of time too! They reheat super easily and are perfectly portioned out to make storage and serving extra easy!