Looking for new ways to increase how many vegetables your children eat? Consider what they do in Israel: serve veggies for breakfast! In addition to serving eggs and cheese, Israeli breakfasts almost always include an Israeli salad (made with diced cucumbers and tomatoes), and frequently include peppers, radishes and carrots. By adding them to breakfast, you are taking advantage of this meal occasion and can start your day knowing your family is fueled with vegetables!
Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Make shakshuka, a typical Israeli egg breakfast that is always made with tomatoes.
- Make your own “farmers cupcakes” with eggs and whatever veggies you have on hand.
- Offer your children carrots or cucumber, to dip in cottage cheese or yogurt.
- Add cooked sweet potato to scrambled eggs or an omelet.
- Serve frittata or quiche loaded with veggies.
- Served mashed avocado on toast with a dash of salt (ok, maybe not technically a veggie, but really yummy!).
- Mix cooked quinoa with spinach and egg.
- Add kale to your morning smoothie.
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