How to Sneak Veggies Into Your Breakfast

And no, it doesn't involve oodles of veggie omelets.

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Ahhhh, breakfast: the most important meal of the day (and the yummiest one, if you ask me). Even though a ho-hum bowl of cereal could do the trick, we think you can do better — much better, in fact. Imagine: A breakfast that actually fills you up and hits all the right nutrition notes to boot.

Enter: yummy, creative breakfast recipes that sneak in a powerful one-two veggie punch. These super-creative recipes hit on all the breakfast staples — oatmeal, hash, pancakes, etc. — and include vegetables like beets, carrots and zucchini without sacrificing taste. We promise: You won’t even know the veggies are in there. 

Blueberry Apple Crisp Smoothie Bowl
Via Rachel Cooks
Secret veggie: Spinach

Smoothies aren’t just for drinking. This smoothie bowl is packed with blueberries, apples, and a bit of spinach and it’s super easy to make. Just throw the ingredients in a blender and top with whatever you want. Sounds pretty sweet.

Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes
Via The Big Man’s World
Secret veggie: Beets

Um, red velvet pancakes with cream cheese frosting? Yes, please. These pancakes are so good, you wouldn’t even know they’re healthy — and you can’t even taste the beets.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Via The Breakfast Drama Queen
Secret veggie: Zucchini

All the goodness of banana bread packed into oatmeal form. The recipe is both gluten-free and vegan, and the zucchini is meant to enhance the flavor.

Beet Hash with Eggs
Via allthegoodblognamesaretaken
Secret veggie: Beets

Alright, you caught me. The beets aren’t so secret in this one. But in a hash, with sunny side eggs cooked right in, I don’t think anyone would mind at all.

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Waffles
Via That Oven Feelin’
Secret veggie: Sweet potato

Still using your waffle iron to make regular ol’ waffles? Never again. These sweet potato waffles are like a gift from the breakfast gods. Serve ’em up sweet with syrup, or savory with a runny egg on top.

French Radish Toast
Via vegetable matter
Secret veggie: Radish

Avocados, step aside, radishes can totally be used on toast, too. This recipe shows you how to make radish butter (yes, that does exist) which you can then just slather on some toast (whole-grain, preferably) for a quick and tasty breakfast.

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Muffins
Via Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Secret veggies: Carrot and zucchini

These mini muffins make carrots and zucchini the star, and trust me you won’t even care that there’s veggies in your muffin. They’re packed with cinnamon and maple flavor without too much added sugar.

Hidden Greens Chocolate Oatmeal
Via The Big Man’s World
Secret veggies: Zucchini and spinach

This isn’t your grandma’s oatmeal. It’s rich, chocolatey, and somewhere hidden in all that, there’s zucchini and spinach. Two servings of vegetables to kick off your morning, and you won’t even taste it.

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes
Via Shape
Secret veggies: Cabbage, carrots, kale, and scallions.

No hide and seek here: the veggies in these pancakes are front and center. These savory flapjacks are bound to spice up your morning, they’re Japanese-inspired and only 338 calories per serving.

Smothered Cauliflower with Eggs
Via Food & Wine
Secret veggie: Cauliflower

Three words: caramelized cauliflower steaks. Do I have to repeat myself? They’re served up with fresh tomato sauce and runny eggs, all in one skillet. If that doesn’t make you want to eat your veggies, I don’t know what will.

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes
Via Veggie Inspired
Secret veggie: Carrot

Just take a minute and think about these beautiful creations. Imagine, everything you love about carrot cake (including the cream cheese frosting), but vegan-friendly and healthy — that’s what these pancakes will give you. You’re welcome.

Avocado Bacon Eggs
Via lil’ luna
Secret veggie er, fruit: Avocado

Okay, okay. Avocados are technically fruits — oversized berries, to be precise. But because most people associate them with Team Veggie, we’re including this killer recipe on our list. It takes eggs and bacon and cooks ’em right in the avocado. Bonus: you don’t even have to do the dishes.

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