Good Morning Greens Worth Waking Up For

Who’s to say you can’t eat your greens before noon? Breakfast salads are a satisfying way to load up on veggies before you even start the day. They’re fresh, nourishing and easily customizable plus — thanks to Little Leaf Farms lettuce — you can whip one up in a flash. Just open the box and you’ve got yourself the start of a delicious breakfast. Curious, but can’t think of what to do next? Little Leaf Farms is sharing their secrets to building the ultimate breakfast salad.

Greens

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you’ll want to build a better breakfast by starting with better greens. No one wants to pull out that salad spinner before their coffee kicks in — luckily you don’t have to with Little Leaf Farms. They grow their greens without chemicals and pesticides which means they’re clean from the start. Just pop ’em in a bowl to get a jumpstart on your prep.

Protein

Sure, your primary concern about giving into breakfast greens might be that you’ll starve before noon. Include a good source of protein to keep you full until your next meal — here’s a great way to make use of last night’s leftovers like grilled steak or roasted chicken. For the breakfast purists out there, recreate some of your favorite dishes by tossing in smoked salmon or bacon. Hardboiled, poached or fried— there’s no wrong way to put an egg on it.

Fats

Still not convinced that breakfast salad will keep you satisfied? Fill your bowl with satiating fats that will do double duty on protein and add loads of texture and flavor. Add a creamy element in the form of avocado or soft cheeses like chèvre, ricotta or feta. Roasted nuts and seeds are sure to bring a salty crunch to the mix.

Dressing

It’s breakfast, so you won’t want a heavy dressing that will weigh you down. Keep it light and vibrant with a bright oil or yogurt based vinaigrette. Little Leaf has the perfect formula and inspiring flavor combinations in their Salad Pro Tips.

Ready to rise and shine with Little Leaf greens? Take a peek below to find some inspiration to fuel your imagination.

Winter Citrus Crunch

If you’re looking for a sweet start to your morning, look no further. You can expect an energized start to your day with this salad that’s loaded with Mandarin orange segments and crispy, crunchy vegetables.

Avocado Toast

This “trendy” breakfast is here to stay, and for good reason. It’s loaded with healthy fats and fresh leaves. Best of all? You can put this meal together before your pot of coffee is done brewing.

Smoked Salmon

If you crave a bagel and lox in the morning, then this is the salad for you. Go the extra mile (yay for bonus points!) by transforming day old bagels into croutons and adding a creamy schmear to get the true deli experience.

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