In the recent years I have developed an obsession for vegetables. Don’t get me wrong I have never been that person who steers clear of all things green but I never went out of my way to ensure I had vegetables on my plate. It all started as an attempt to be healthy but now my body craves vegetable. Keith jokes (and probably fears) I will become a vegetarian but I constantly remind him I will never be able to abandon my beef upbringing.
My most recent vegetable related phenomenon isn’t a type of vegetable or how to cook them but when to eat them. BREAKFAST! I don’t know about you but when I think about breakfast I think a variation of eggs; bacon, sausage or ham; and typically toast, waffles or pancakes. in the past the closest I came to incorporating vegetables in breakfast was onion and peppers in an omelet. Maybe if I was daring I would add a little spinach. Who wrote the breakfast rules? I should give some credit and say I am impressed by the trend to add greens to smoothies and avocados on eggs and toast trends. But why stop there?
I love to sauté green beans, kale, squash, zucchini, asparagus and broccoli in a pan, remove it and use the same pan to cook eggs. No additional dishes required! I try to keep frozen steamer bags of vegetables at all times. They are easy and can be cooked in the microwave at the same time as your eggs. No additional time required! Do you have leftover vegetables from dinner the night before? Cut them up and add them to an omelet. I have even added spinach and butternut squash to oatmeal.
Breakfast is most likely the meal you eat at home. Why not load your body with good stuff when you have control? Try it and let me know what you think.