Looking to eat a more plant-based diet? Start with breakfast! I asked my dietitian colleagues for their favorite plant-based breakfast ideas that make nutritious plant foods the star of the dish. Scroll on for mostly vegan recipes and some vegetarian recipes. You’ll also find some sweet and savory breakfast ideas that everyone will love.
Why Plant-Based Breakfasts are Awesome
No matter what your eating habits or preferred dietary style is, you could probably benefit from more plant foods in your diet. Many are packed with powerful phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. As an added plus, these foods can also be earth-friendly and affordable.
What are examples of plant foods?
Soy products (tofu, edamame, tempeh, and other meat alternatives)
Easy Apple and Peanut Butter Waffles – Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN
These easy apple and peanut butter waffles are a terrific plant-based breakfast option. In case you are tired of boring plain waffles, or wondering how to make waffles taste great using healthy ingredients, this recipe is for you!
Scrambled Turmeric Tofu with Greens – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian
Make this vegan savory Scrambled Turmeric Tofu with Greens, filled with hearty greens and mushrooms and fabulous spices, as a plant-based alternative to scrambled eggs—get it on the table in under 20 minutes.
Ultimate High Protein Breakfast Burritos – Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN
Breakfast burritos filled with scrambled spiced tofu and black beans are a super-satisfying meal to start your day. Try these burritos with protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats plus the unexpected crunch of walnuts and apples
Breakfast Burritos and Freezer Meal Prep (vegetarian) – Kelly Jones Nutrition
These balanced freezer meal prep breakfast burritos are a great on the go option for busy parents, athletes, or anyone who likes to hit snooze again! (For vegan, the egg here can be replaced with JUST Egg.)
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