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September is All American Breakfast Month and that’s a reason to celebrate and an opportunity to include more fruit and veggies into your breakfast routine.  While I know many of us do a decent job serving up veggie omelets or a bowl of hearty oatmeal, topped with dried fruit, I’ve got some interesting choices you many not have considered that will tempt your tastebuds, as well as provide you with a serving or more of nutritious fruit and/or vegetables.


Instead of the traditional omelet, Fruits and Veggies–More Matters has a recipe for Garden Frittata.  Packed with kale, potatoes, onion and bell pepper, this dish is a colorful blend of eggs and veggies.  Spinach or other greens may be substituted for kale.


Garden Frittata


Another recipe from Fruits & Veggies–More Matters that is a step away from the typical breakfast fare is Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta.  Avocados, tomato, hard-boiled egg and ricotta cheese top toasted rustic whole grain bread for a new twist to your morning meal.


Breakfast Bruschetta


Here is an interesting way to add some fruit to your morning–a Breakfast Parfait made with quinoa of all things!  Quinoa is known for its high protein content.  It’s also a good source of dietary fiber and iron.  This recipe combines quinoa with Greek yogurt and fruit such as bananas and nectarines for a delicious breakfast treat that will also provide you with energy to last you until lunchtime.


Quinoa parfait


For those days when you’re on-the-go, a breakfast smoothie is the perfect choice.  This Berry Green Smoothie for Kids recipe is great for everyone–spinach is the “secret” ingredient that you’ll never know is hidden in this sweet drink.  Greek yogurt, banana, pineapple, mixed berries and chia seeds are blended to give the smoothie its delicious flavor.


Breakfast Smoothie


Visit Fruits & Veggies–More Matters and search their healthy recipe index for more breakfast options that include fruit and veggies to explore many more creative ways to make your morning a healthy one!


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