Salad for Breakfast?

Absolutely!  Breakfast is synonymous with eggs, bacon and pancakes for many people, but there’s no reason it has to stay that way.  Breakfast is a great opportunity to add vegetables to start your day with a nutrient kick that you can’t get without them.  Whether it’s a smoothie with kale and carrots, a light miso soup with shitake mushrooms and bok choy or a little kale salad with pomegranate and pumpkin seeds (like in the pic), vegetables can make the transition for you to the first meal of the day.  They’ll add vitamins and minerals, plus tons of fiber to help keep you full longer.  Plus the chewing action helps release enzymes and triggers satiety hormones.

Kale salad

You can still have your eggs too.  Try this delicious meal of “chick in a basket” (just an egg fried in the center of a piece of bread) alongside some leftover kale salad!  Unlike other salads, kale salad stands up to being refrigerated overnight with dressing.  In fact, I think it might even be better, since the acid in the dressing softens the tough leaves and stems.

How do you take your veggies in the morning?

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