Onions are great at any time of the day. You’ve probably slipped a few on your sandwich at lunch and you know they’re necessary for that roast on Sunday dinner, but what about breakfast? Yep – onions are just as delicious and nutritious for that most important meal of the day. 

If you want to add more flavor and nutrition to your breakfast, onions are the way to go. We’ve pulled together some tried and true methods to adding onions to your morning, as well as some great recipes to try!

Make Breakfast the Healthiest Meal of the Day

What better way to start your day than with a meal packed with nutrients? We’ve all had those days where we intend to pack in our fruit and vegetables at lunch and dinner, and then things just spiral out of control and suddenly you’ve missed those ever-so-important foods in your day. So take charge of your health from the moment you get up, and add fruits and veggies to your breakfast. Onions are a solid start. 

Here are some of the stats on onion nutrition, based on a medium onion:

  • Protein: 1.2 grams
  • Carbs: 10.3 grams
  • Calories: 44
  • Sugar: 4.7 grams
  • Fiber: 1.9 grams
  • Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Potassium: 3.4% of daily value
  • Vitamin C: 9% of daily value

Onions are high in vitamin C, which helps regulate your immune health, collagen production, and iron absorption. It’s a great idea to get that started first thing in the morning. 

They’re also a great source of potassium, which most Americans are lacking: less than half of us are getting the potassium we need every day. Adding onions to your diet is a great way to help out. 

Adding Onions to Breakfast the Easy Way

One of the best things about onions is that they’re so easy to add to any meal and they boost the flavor with little to no work. Here are a few ideas when it comes to breakfast:

  • Slice and dice a few to add to your omelet.
  • Slice a few red onions to add to your breakfast sandwich. 
  • Caramelize a few onions to add to the top of your bagel. 
  • Skillet potatoes with peppers and onions. 
  • Add onions to your quiche (you can make this the night before, too!)
  • Toss some diced onions in with your scrambled eggs.
  • Sausage and onions were made for each other — toss a few in while you cook your sausage. 

When you’re prepping for the week, make sure you have a bag of diced onions on hand, ready to go. Gills Onions saves you the time and tears it takes to dice, with sustainably grown and processed onions ready for your grocery list. Add a few to your fridge, and then it’s easy to toss in a few tablespoons with potatoes or eggs first thing in the morning. We’re also big on having things done the night before, so make a quiche or two to freeze, and you’ll have an instant delicious and nutritious way to start your day.

Recipes to Get Started

Not sure where to start when it comes to a more nutritious breakfast? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite recipes to help you boost your morning flavor and nutrition:

If you’re ready to make your mornings more delicious and nutritious, look no further than onions. Adding them to a favorite recipe or simply tossing them in with eggs or sausage make them the easiest way to start your day out right. 

Ready to do breakfast the Gills Onions way? Contact us today!