5 breakfast ideas to eat more fruits and vegetables

By HBF

4 minutes

02 March 2022

Healthy breakfast toast with cottage cheese, strawberries and avocado on a kitchen bench

Brighten up your morning with these easy, delicious breakfast ideas from The Good Grocer IGA, using fresh fruits and veggies.

In Australia we’re lucky to have a bountiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables.

For good health and wellbeing, it’s recommended to eat a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables in your diet, aiming for two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day.1

So how can you do this? One idea for boosting your fruit and veggie intake is to start in the morning – with your breakfast routine.

Here are a few easy, delicious ideas to try.


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1. Savoury breakfast muffins

Savoury muffins are a great option if you need breakfast on the go. Add grated or finely chopped vegetables to your favourite savoury muffin mixture before baking and you'll be off to a great start to meeting your five serves for the day.

Try carrot, zucchini, sweet potato, pumpkin, parsnip, spring onions, chilli, mushrooms or capsicum and play around with different flavour combinations.

2. Smoothies

A breakfast smoothie can be a fantastic time-saver on busy mornings.

Blitz your favourite fruits like strawberries or raspberries with a frozen banana (to add thickness and creaminess), some milk of your choice and a little bit of peanut butter for a delicious flavour hit.

To get some veggies in your morning, you can also try adding in some carrot or a handful of dark leafy greens like spinach or kale.

3. Vegetable frittata

Use muffin tins to make a batch of mini frittatas for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. 

To make them, first cook some chopped vegetables of your choice in a little olive oil to soften them. Beat 6 eggs, add grated cheese and mix in the cooled vegetables. Pour into the greased muffin tin and bake until set.

4. Porridge with fruit

Porridge is even better when topped with fresh fruit, toasted seeds and a handful of nuts. It’s an easy and delicious way to get a serve of fruit in your morning.

5. Toast with a twist

Get creative with your toast toppings – think smashed avocado and feta, mashed banana, sliced tomatoes, hummus with roasted capsicum, or cottage cheese with fresh berries and honey.

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Sources:

  1. 1Better Health Channel – Fruits and vegetables

Disclaimer:

This article contains general information only and does not take into account the health, personal situation or needs of any person. In conjunction with your GP or treating health care professional, please consider whether the information is suitable for you and your personal circumstances.