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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day—a day in which we’re also supposed to meet a quota of 2 1/2 cups of vegetables—then why aren’t morning vegetables a thing? After all, they’re everything I want in a breakfast: filling, flavorful, and a flash to prepare. Really, there’s no reason why we shouldn't start our mornings with celery, broccoli, or kale.

Personally, I like eggs scrambled with spinach and peppers, or a hash packed with squash. But I could also go for carrot-studded quick breads or piles of peas in my porridge. I’m even inspired to pair salad with my mug of coffee just like I see Account Manager Mollie Doherty do in the team kitchen.

If you're hunting for new ways to mix up breakfast, here are 14 recipes guaranteed to make morning vegetables a thing.

Bake them in

Savory Carrot Bread
Savory Carrot Bread
Vegetable-Stuffed Snack Cakes

Vegetable-Stuffed Snack Cakes by Food52

Sheet Pan Eggs

Sheet Pan Eggs by Ali Slagle

Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herbs, and Cheese
Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herbs, and Cheese
Andrew Feinberg's Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata
Andrew Feinberg's Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata

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Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg
Bacon & Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice

Bacon & Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice by Kristin Donnelly

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Country Ham Hash with Maple Red-Eye Gravy

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Country Ham Hash with Maple Red-E... by Mary Catherine Tee

Eggs in a Wintry Tomato and Kale Sauce

Eggs in a Wintry Tomato and Kale Sauce by fiveandspice

Green Pancakes (Pascadous)

Green Pancakes (Pascadous) by Nicholas Day

Toss out tradition for salad

Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'atar Yogurt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Merguez, Persimmon, and Za'at... by Josh Cohen

Turkish(ish) breakfast

Turkish(ish) breakfast by fiveandspice

Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad
Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad

Do you eat your breakfast with vegetables? Share your best meals below!

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Tags: Vegetable, Breakfast, Weekend Cooking