Veggies for Breakfast

Having trouble packing enough vegetables into your diet? These simple, make-ahead recipes can help you meet a third of your daily requirement before you even leave the house.
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These simple, to-go frittata muffins include leeks, mushrooms, asparagus, and tomatoes.

The latest guidelines say that you should eat between 2½ and 6½ cups of vegetables per day. That’s a lot of veggies, and can be hard to do—unless you start early. Try these simple, savory breakfast recipes to sneak in a full cup of vegetables with your morning meal. 

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They won’t replace the fiber or the full spectrum of antioxidants found in whole vegetables, but these supplements can help fill some gaps if you have difficulty getting your recommended daily servings.

Seven Supplements for Veggie Haters

1. Sulforaphane

Or sulforaphane glucosinolate, found in broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables, is a powerful anti-cancer agent.

2. Beta carotene

A reddish-orange plant pigment found in carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and dark leafy greens, supports immune health and may protect against cancer.

3. Vitamin K

Found primarily in leafy greens, helps blood clot and is important for heart health and strong bones.

4. Vitamin C 

Is a powerful antioxidant found in bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and other vegetables. It helps repair tissues, supports immune health, and protects against cancer and heart disease.

5. Anthocyanins 

Are purple-colored antioxidants found in red cabbage, red onions, purple potatoes, and chard (beets have similar antioxidants called betalains). They’re important for heart health and reduced cancer risk.

6. Lutein

A yellow plant pigment found in peppers, corn, leeks, summer squash, and leafy greens, promotes eye health and vision, and protects against macular degeneration and vision loss.

7. Potassium

Found in tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, beets, and other vegetables, is an electrolyte that balances the effects of sodium, stabilizes blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heartdisease.

A Breakfast Brimming with Veggies

Here's a quick and easy way to sneak in a serving (or more) of fruits and vegetables—add one of these nutrient-dense powders to a morning smoothie or bowl of oatmeal.

Flora Red Beet Soluble Crystals

Flora Red Beet Soluble Crystals

Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea 100% Fermented Organic Greens

Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea 100% Fermented Organic Greens

Vibrant Health Spectrum Vibrance Antioxidant Superfood

Vibrant Health Spectrum Vibrance Antioxidant Superfood



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7 Common Nutrient Deficiencies.

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