3 Easy, Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas
Ya girl has been vegetarian for five years. Before anyone says they have seen recipes that involve fish on this blog, let me clarify that I am technically pescetarian in that I sometimes eat shrimp, salmon, or tilapia. (Please no hate, as I choose to occasionally eat fish for a very good, very personal reason.)
You know that age-old joke about how vegetarians will tell you they are vegetarians? It’s all in good humor and it’s rooted in truth, but we constantly have to declare ourselves as a direct result of the ever-assuming society we live in. Our culture automatically assumes each person is a default meat-eater. In all my years of vegetarianism, I have been point-blank asked once if I had any dietary restrictions. Once.
Point being, I don’t want my tiny corner of the Internet to gloss over vegetarians. Being one myself, I understand it’s a dietary restriction that deserves attention. So here is one of my attempts to do that.
Bfast is a vegetarian’s best friend. In the a.m., options are endless. It’s the one meal of the day that lends itself the least to that otherwise seemingly necessary slab of protein. (Obviously, bacon and pork roll, egg, and cheeses, but it’s typically more accepted to eat a breakfast devoid of meat than it is any other meal.)
Here are three of my favorite, easy-to-make, vegetarian breakfast options.
Omelet + avocado toast + berries
Since veges aren’t getting protein from hearty foods like chicken or steak, finding protein alternatives is essential. High-protein foods like eggs, cottage cheese, or greek yogurt are great sources. One of my favorite breakfasts is a tomato/spinach omelet (with hot sauce, naturally), paired with avocado toast, orange juice, and raspberries and blueberries (topped with chia seeds).
Toasted coconut “crepes” + berries
Don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes but sometimes they can be a little heavy. So instead of going by the box recipe (my favorite is the coconut pancake mix from Trader Joe’s), I add more water than recommended to thin out the mixture. Then I added coookie + cocoa swirl spread (again from Trader Joe’s), and added some raspberries and blueberries for fiber. You can either eat as is or roll it up, crepe-style.
Overnight oats is one of the easiest tricks in the breakfast book. Just add oats, soy or vanilla milk, granola, and whatever else you’d like (maybe some flax or chia seeds) into a jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight. It’s a great last-minute option for mornings on the go!
Do you have a favorite meatless breakfast you make on the regular? Comment below!