When you think of breakfast, what foods do you think about? Do you think of cereal, breakfast bars, bagels, toast, and pancakes? These processed carb-laden foods that are lacking in nutrients are an important culprit in our struggle to become healthy. We might think of eggs for breakfast but our egg breakfast usually consists of eggs, bacon and toast. Sometimes we think of fruit as part of our breakfast but do we ever think of veggies?
We don’t eat enough veggies. Veggies, especially greens, are so important to our health. When your mom told you it was important to “eat your greens”, she was right. When you omit this key component of your health from an entire meal on a daily basis, it will have a long-term impact on your health. Simply replacing processed foods (like cereal) with a variety of colorful veggies is probably one of the most important changes that you can make today.
I have to give a shout-out to Front Porch Pickings, an organic produce delivery service, for helping me add more veggies to our table. This morning I could have had a piece of toast or skipped breakfast all together but when I opened the fridge and saw that wilting purple kale, I knew that it would be a crime to let it go to waste. What came from this thought was a beautiful breakfast that helped me start the day off right. You could do this with any veggies that you have on hand.
Breakfast Veggie Scramble
- 1/2 cup chopped kale or other greens
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbls whole milk
- 1 tbls olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 radish
- 1 scallion or a few chives
- 1 tbls balsamic vinegar
- sea salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup plain greek style yogurt
Saute chopped kale with minced garlic and olive oil and set aside. Wisk eggs with a couple tablespoons of whole milk and scramble. Fold in kale/garlic mixture and feta cheese then top with julienned radishes and minced scallions or chives. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a dollop of greek style plain yogurt. Don’t forget to season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!