Friday, October 16, 2015

Eat Your Vegetables, Starting at Breakfast

Keeping it real: No cropping out the crumb on the tablecloth in the upper left corner of photo.  Actually, I'm just too lazy.
We've been trying to eat more vegetables and have discovered that we actually like them for breakfast.  A big bowl of steaming, braised purple cabbage is a particular favorite.  Today, being Friday, I tried this Sautéed Shrimp and Spinach recipe.  I added grated parmesan and almonds sautéed in butter.  Pretty yummy stuff.  We feel good all the way till lunch after eating this kind of breakfast.

"To-go" plates for Mom and Dad, ready to be whisked up to their house.
On Wednesday I used this recipe, a long-time favorite, to make some breakfast sausage.  After the sausage was cooked, I stirred in two bags of organic cabbage/broccoli/carrot slaw and cooked it till the veggies were tender, then added grated cheddar on top.  I still had plenty the next morning, so I used it as a filling for omelets.  And there is still some left after making four omelets.  When I make it again, I will add a third bag of slaw or maybe cut the sausage recipe in half.  I don't remember how much the bags weighed, but I am guessing there was 2 1/2 cups of vegetables in each one.


Emily said...

I am more of a sweet oatmeal or eggs and toast with jam type person, but those look yummy! Just maybe for lunch or dinner. :)

Wendy Haught said...

I know what you mean! I used to prefer the muffin/pancakes/eggs kinds of breakfast, too. We started trying to get in 9 cups of vegetables a day, though, and we couldn't do it without starting at breakfast. Then we found we liked it. Funny how that works. ;-) I haven't been able to keep up with the 9 cups a day goal. I keep trying, though.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I have a another friend who is eating vegetables for breakfast to help with gut issues. She was using brussel sprouts and mushrooms.

Wendy Haught said...

Thats awesome, Kathy! I'll try to write a post soon about the reasoning behind our trying to drastically increase our vegetable intake.