If breakfast is the most important meal of the day — a day in which we're also supposed to meet a quota of two and a half cups of vegetables — then why aren't morning vegetables a thing? After all, they're everything I want in a breakfast: filling, flavorful, and a flash to prepare. Really, there's no reason why we shouldn't start our mornings with celery, broccoli, or kale.

Personally, I like eggs scrambled with spinach and peppers, or a hash packed with squash. But I could also go for carrot-studded quick breads or piles of peas in my porridge. I'm even inspired to pair salad with my mug of coffee.

If you're hunting for new ways to mix up breakfast, here are 14 recipes guaranteed to make morning vegetables a thing.

Bake them in

1. Savory carrot bread

(Rocky Luten/Courtesy Food52)

2. Vegetable-stuffed snack cakes

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

3. Sheet pan eggs

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

4. Georgian khachapuri filled with ramps, green onions, herbs, and cheese

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

5. Andrew Feinberg's slow-baked broccoli frittata

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Pack the pan

6. Farro risotto with sausage, mushroom, peas, and a poached egg

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

7. Bacon and egg fried cauliflower rice

(Rocky Luten/Courtesy Food52)

8. Sweet potato, kale, and country ham hash with maple red-eye gravy

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

9. Eggs in a wintry tomato and kale sauce

(Courtesy Food52)

10. Green pancakes (Pascadous)

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

Toss out tradition for salad

11. Spring vegetable panzanella with poached eggs

(James Ransom/Courtesy Food52)

12. Roasted sweet potatoes with merguez, persimmon, and za'atar yogurt

(Alpha Smoot/Courtesy Food52)

13. Turk(ish) breakfast

(Courtesy Food52)

14. Bacon, avocado, and hardboiled egg salad

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

This story was originally published on Food52.com: Pack vegetables into breakfast for a spring in your step.