Vegetarian breakfast recipes

Start your day with our delicious vegetarian ideas.
Published 21 January 2018

Breakfast ideas for vegetarians


Eating a nutritious breakfast every day can help ensure you have more energy, improved concentration on busy days, and may help stop you snacking before lunch by keeping you fuller for longer.

A healthy, balanced breakfast doesn't have to be fancy or take up a lot of your time. It can be something quick or on-the-go for those with school runs or commutes.

The good news for vegetarians is with the exception of bacon, most breakfast items are vegetarian. So whether you like poached eggs, avo on toast or creamy porridge there is plenty on the menu for vegetarians at breakfast time.


4 reasons to enjoy eggs at breakfast

Whether you prefer them boiled, poached or scrambled, starting your day with eggs is a good idea. Unsure if eggs are healthy? We look at the latest nutritional science and facts.

1. Eggs are high in protein making them ideal for vegetarians.
They are considered a 'complete protein’, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids your body needs. Including protein in your meals means you are more likely to feel fuller for longer.

2. Eggs contain more the 11 essential vitamins and minerals.
These include iron, zinc, folate and vitamin B12.

3. Eggs contain healthy omega-3 fats.
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that can reduce inflammation in the body and help protect your heart.

4. Eggs are a ZeroPoint™ food.
Aim to eat up to six eggs a week as part of a healthy, balanced diet.


Not a fan of eggs at breakfast?


We have other savoury vegetarian breakfast options on WW. Try our scrambled tofu with baby spinach on an English muffin or fresh guacamole beans on toast with avocado, tomato and black beans on crusty sourdough toast.

Prefer a sweet breakfast over savoury? Try our date and banana porridge - a creamy oat porridge topped with sliced fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup.