1. We love to order The Bulky Bowl from Morning Day Café (106 S. Main St., Nixa, 417-494-5055) when we’re super-duper hungry but want some veg in the mix. This breakfast bowl features filling quinoa and black beans, peppers, onion, shredded cheese and fresh avocado served over spinach with a side of chips and salsa.
2. Summertime is ice cream time (or… excuse us… custard time), and build-your-own concretes from Andy’s Frozen Custard (multiple locations, eatandys.com) are one of our favorite ways to get that sweet frozen treat. Go for our favorite combo: raspberries and pecans.
3. How do we love the pesto pie from Derby Deli (2023 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield)? Let us count the ways: crispy naan, loads of fresh veggies, pesto sauce, provolone cheese and local goat cheese. It’s pizza perfection.
4. An awesome indulgent-but-still-features-veggies dish is the brussels sprouts appetizer from The Pitch Pizza & Pub (2924 E. Sunshine St., Springfield). They are roasted and served with crispy potatoes, bacon lardons, garlic and goat cheese.