I have a deep love and respect for breakfast. It helps wake up my brain, fuel my body, and gets things started on the right note. So with that in mind, it’s important for me to start my day off with something yummy and super nourishing. Lately this has meant a big ol’ hearty salad for breakfast. It´s all about finding a way to make your salad more breakfast-y. Maybe there’s room in this crazy world for the concept of a breakfast salad yet!
Here are some tips for your first salad for breakfast
– Put an egg on it: Doesn’t an egg inherently make pretty much anything breakfast food? I think that’s a rule. I’ve been enjoying a soft-boiled egg over a well-dressed bed of kale. It does it for me.
-Add in some satiating fats: Avocado, goat cheese, and bacon — oh my! These things not only taste delicious, but they help wake up your brain and keep you full until lunch. Also, seriously … bacon.
-Change up your greens: There’s more than just romaine or spring mix when it comes to salad greens. Change it up. My favorites are spinach, arugula, kale, and shredded Brussels sprouts. Or heck, make it a combo. Mix and match. You’ll end up with a more nutrient-dense plate that way.
-Don’t ignore your leftovers: What did you have for dinner last night? Do you have any grilled or roasted veggies begging to be thrown into the mix? How about a lonely pork chop or piece of grilled chicken? Slice them up, throw them in, and let things get awesome.
-Everyone loves a little crunch: I love a salad that has some great texture. A little crunch from some nuts or seeds goes a long way. Shredded carrots or shredded broccoli stems also add a little crunch and pizzazz.