When I first started eating this way, one of my first concerns was breakfast. What does a Whole Food Plant Based breakfast look like? How am I going to be satisfied long term without eggs, bacon, and dairy for breakfast?
To my surprise, I've found tons of whole plant foods that I love to make and eat for breakfast! Even when I go out to a diner or restaurant, I'm still always able to find some things that I love to eat.
Here are 10 Easy WFPB Breakfast Ideas:
There are so many delicious fruits to choose from all year round and they take little to no prep! My biggest advice is eat multiple pieces of fruit!
For example: a banana + an apple, a peach + some grapes, 2 mangoes, half a melon + cherries, and the list goes on!
Plain oatmeal can be boring but you can get creative by adding ingredients like peanut butter, fruit, nuts, seeds, and/or different spices to make it AMAZING!
I ❤ TATERS & TATERS ❤ ME! lol.
I like to add onions, bell peppers, spinach, garlic, and other herbs and spices to the hash. Not only does this help me more plants, but also adds some incredible flavors.
4. Toast/ Bagel/ English Muffin
I still eat toast for breakfast! (preferably whole grain). Instead of butter, I now use avocado, hummus, peanut butter, almond butter, or dairy free butter.
I also sometimes add some spices (like cinnamon or smoked paprika) or fruit (like bananas, blueberries, or pomegranates) for some extra deliciousness.
5. Toast/Bagel Sandwich
Same concept as toast but smash that second piece on top to make a sandwich. (You could also do a non-toasted sandwich)
Sweet ideas: peanut butter + banana (+ honey if you want it extra sweet), peanut butter + jelly, or almond butter + blueberries.
Savory ideas: hummus + greens, avocado + cucumber + tomato + greens, or hummus + cucumber + tomato + a little balsamic vinegar drizzle.
Though this does take the most time, it requires very little action. I just bake the sweet potato. When its finished I cut it in half and put a little bit of dairy free butter and a few shakes of cinnamon on top. Sooo warm, cozy and filling!
If you want, you can put more effort into it and add some cook and seasoned veggies and/or beans. Maybe even some fruit like pomegranates would be good on top? Lots of room to be as creative with the toppings.
7. Breakfast Salad
Obviously you could make any salad for breakfast! But when I think of breakfast, I tend to err on the side of sweet flavors aka lots of fruits! For extra creaminess, add avocado and/or hummus.
My favorite breakfast salad combo is: greens + fruit + cashews + avocado + a little sweet salad dressing like raspberry vinaigrette.
I'm here to remind you that smoothies do not have to be complicated! You don't even need to micro-mananage what kind of fruit you're putting in. All fruits can be combined to create thousands of different delicious smoothies.
I simply combine frozen fruit + cold water in the blender and BAM a perfect tasty smoothie. For extra creaminess, add peanut butter, a ripe banana, or avocado.
Pancakes and waffles can be easily made with just a few ingredient tweaks! And there are box mixes that do not contain milk nor eggs. You just have to check the bottom of the label :)
In my house, we get fancy with our pancakes and waffles by adding different combinations of fruit, maple syrup, and dairy-free butter.
10. Tofu scramble
Last but not least, if you're still looking for a good scrambled egg replacement, Tofu scramble is sure to do the trick! (or at least get close lol)
When I make it, I like to add onions and peppers to the mix for added plants and flavor.
While there are many more WFPB breakfast options out there, that's all for this list!
I hope this helps!
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