Breakfast Recipes with Vegetables

Find healthy, delicious vegetable recipes for breakfast including green smoothie recipes, spinach frittata recipes, carrot muffin recipes and breakfast salad recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.55 stars
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Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.

Greek Muffin-Tin Omelets with Feta & Peppers

Rating: 4.33 stars
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These Greek-inspired baked mini omelets are the perfect breakfasts on the go. Mix the batter the night before, and they'll be ready to bake in the morning. Once they're baked, you can keep these tasty omelet muffins in your fridge or freezer for future meals. Double score!

Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie

Rating: 3.6 stars
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This healthy smoothie is not only delicious--it also boosts your daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods. It starts with a base of creamy gut-friendly kefir and includes cherries, which can lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein. Heart-healthy fats in avocado, almond butter and chia seeds deliver additional anti-inflammatory compounds to the body, while spinach offers a mix of antioxidants that sweep up harmful free radicals. Fresh ginger adds zing, plus a compound called gingerol, which preliminary studies suggest may improve inflammatory markers of heart disease if consumed daily.

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.

Pineapple Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.53 stars
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Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

Really Green Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars
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The combination of kale and avocado makes this healthy smoothie recipe extra green. Chia seeds lend this creamy smoothie a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Rating: 4.61 stars
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Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.

Spinach & Egg Scramble with Raspberries

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This quick egg scramble with hearty bread is one of the best breakfasts for weight loss. It combines weight-loss power foods, eggs and raspberries, with filling whole-grain toast and nutrient-packed spinach. The protein and fiber help fill you up and the whole meal clocks in at just under 300 calories.

Parmesan & Vegetable Muffin-Tin Omelets

Rating: 5 stars
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These simple veggie muffin-tin "omelets" are easy to make in the morning--or mix up the batter the night before. They're perfect for company or to take for an easy breakfast on the go.

Baked Eggs, Tomatoes & Chiles (Shakshuka)

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This popular Israeli breakfast or brunch skillet recipe features eggs cooked on a bed of roasted tomato sauce. Serve with warm crusty bread and hot sauce.
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Inspiration and Ideas

22 Zucchini Recipes Perfect for Breakfast

Zucchini for breakfast may not be your first thought, but you'll change your mind after trying these recipes. The low-carb vegetable is a great addition to baked goods like breads or muffins. Plus, it's an easy way to sneak in your vegetables early on in the day. Recipes like Zucchini Bread Breakfast Pancakes and Quiche Lorraine with Zucchini Crust are healthy, delicious and a creative way to use this summer vegetable.

Metabolism-Boosting Breakfast Recipes

Research shows that a compound in chiles, called capsaicin, helps rev up the body's metabolism and may boost fat burning. These breakfast recipes all contain chiles (for the recipes with salsa pick a hot variety rather than mild salsa) to help you boost your metabolism as you start your day. Try these spicy, low-cal recipes for omelets, scrambles, breakfast burritos and more.Watch Video

"Egg in a Hole" Peppers with Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.4 stars
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Colorful bell pepper rings stand in for bread in this healthy version of egg in a hole. Cook an egg inside the peppers and top with a vibrant avocado salsa for a cheerful breakfast.