Upon waking up, you're probably not thinking salad, right? (More like donut or yogurt, I'd imagine.) So, if there's a way you could get those greens and veggies in bright and early, without feeling as though you're digging into a real leafy salad, you'd probably want to get on board.
The good news? There are a few ways to make salads more appealing for breakfast, as long as you use ingredients that you'd be more inclined to eat in the AM. Plus, adding in breakfast staples, such as eggs and fruit, can also make these salads more suitable. Here are three breakfast salads you'll actually want to jump out of bed for. Or, at least get out of bed for.
Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs
When there's bacon and eggs (especially bacon), it makes a salad seem less like a bowl of greens and more like a hearty breakfast with some added veggies thrown in. This salad is savory and tangy, thanks to garlicky dressing and bacon, which will get you drooling right in the morning. Go light on the dressing to save calories and fat if you're on a diet. Otherwise, enjoy this new reason to eat spinach!
Get the recipe: Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs
The Best [Winter] Fruit Salad
Sure, this recipe might say "winter" but you can enjoy this breakfast salad year-round. It's a great way to get your vitamins in early, as there's natural sweetness to satisfy cravings and tons of nutrients to keep you well. Throw fresh fruit into a salad, as is, for antioxidants and mood-boosting benefits, or add some greens, like spinach or kale, as well, to get some traditional greens, too.
Get the recipe: The Best Winter Fruit Salad
Blueberry Breakfast Salad
This breakfast salad is rich in antioxidants from the blueberries and iron and folate from the leafy greens for a major brain boost in the morning. It's light and refreshing, and it's not too "green" to deter you from eating a salad upon waking up. You can make your own blueberry vinaigrette, too, which will add some sweetness and moisture.
Get the recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Salad