Easy Ways to Add Vegetables to Breakfasts

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding on Creative, Healthy Meals

A healthy diet for weight loss consists of many components. There are many benefits to eating vegetables. They may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, not to mention providing essential nutrients for the health and maintenance of the body. Yet when it comes to eating vegetables, many people fall short. In this article, Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding shares easy ways to incorporate more vegetables into your everyday breakfasts.

Sneaking in Veggies at Breakfast

You don’t need to prepare a complicated omelette to increase your veggie intake starting first thing in the morning. Starting the day off with additional vegetables will motivate you to continue on a healthy path for lunch and dinner. The fiber in vegetables helps keep you full, which helps when working toward weight loss goals.

  • Add vegetables to your breakfast for weight lossAdd Spinach to Your Smoothie – Smoothies and shakes made with healthy breakfast ingredients are a perfect start to your day. Explore the countless ways you can turn your smoothie green by adding spinach, kale or other vegetables. Start here with some tips on making the best green smoothies.
  • Amp Up Your Scrambled Eggs – Minced broccoli or cauliflower add texture, nutrients and flavor to your morning eggs. And of course, the sky’s the limit when it comes to adding veggies to an omelette.
  • Healthy Muffins to Go – Baking with vegetables is healthy and often goes undetected to picky eaters. Try these quiche muffins to make ahead of time or these veggie muffins that pack in both flavor and nutrients.
  • A New Way to Oatmeal – Although many people think sweet when it comes to oatmeal, try a savory option for breakfast. Ingredients like avocado, kale and spinach make oatmeal a delicious filling meal and ideal for weight loss.

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding, NYU Langone Weight Management ProgramDr. Christine Ren-Fielding’s Recommendation

When you are changing your diet to achieve weight loss goals, experiment with a variety of vegetables to see which ones you like best. An avid gardener, Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding suggests growing your own vegetables and herbs if possible. You’ll be surprised and pleased at how many vegetables you can seamlessly add to your morning routine.

If you are interested in learning more about your weight loss options, including bariatric surgery, consult an expert. Contact Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding at the NYU Langone Weight Management Program.


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