Instead of thinking of breakfast as an obligation, consider it an opportunity—one that sets you up for healthy success the rest of the day.
December 04, 2015
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Make a Breakfast Salad
A well-composed breakfast salad can deliver 20% of your daily protein, 2 to 3 servings of fruits or veggies, a serving of whole grains, and as much as 10 grams of fiber—all before 9 a.m. Aim for a balanced plate, one that contains satiating protein and heart-healthy fats, fresh fruits and/or vegetables, and whole grains. Here, we offer five fast, delicious breakfast salads to kick off the day. New to the idea of breakfast salads? See our tips for building a great one.
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Fried Egg and Crunchy Breadcrumb Breakfast Salad
Whole-grain rye bread is so flavorful on its own and adds a special lift to our first salad. You can make the toasted breadcrumbs up to two days ahead; just store in an airtight container or zip-top bag until you’re ready for them.
Pomegranate-Farro Breakfast Salad with Honey Ricotta
Farro, an ancient whole grain similar to quinoa, packs a hearty crunch in this simple breakfast salad. Honey adds a bright, sweetness to play wonderfully with the creamy ricotta cheese. For a tangier citrus flavor, go with lemon; for more floral, sweet notes, try tangerine. To keep prep simple, use purchased pomegranate arils from the produce section, or pre-prep a fresh pomegranate the night before.
Based loosely on the flavors of a BLT, this salad is hearty and light at the same time. Don’t worry if it feels like you don’t have a lot of dressing; the luscious golden yolk makes a creamy sauce in the bowl.