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Issue 36: Respect the breakfast salad

Issue 36: Respect the breakfast salad

Hi these nesstie,

My boyfriend walked in on me eating a Trader Joe’s Crunchy Slaw this morning and inquired, “salad for breakfast?”

Yes, cutie. Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it.

I’ve been eating salads for breakfast for years now. It doesn’t even need an egg on top to qualify it as a breakfast salad. It is simply the first meal you eat and its foundation is leafy greens (the crunchier the better in the morning, IMO) or a vegetable of some sort. What you do with the rest is up to you. For me, I usually turn to a few salad kits I like, such as the aforementioned TJ’s Crunchy Slaw or kale caesar one, because it takes minutes and I feel a thousand times better than when I start the day with something greasy or cheesy. Which I’m also not knocking, by the way, especially under the right circumstances—hand me a glistening egg sammy after a long, hard night and watch it transform me.

But salads are inexplicably and unfairly relegated to the PM meals in our Western culture (other countries, like India, Turkey, and Israel are already ahead of the curve). This anti-breakfast salad bias doesn’t make sense to me! Salads can be made so fast, which is vital for the first meal of the day, and are unlimited in variety. You’ll probably feel good : ) and then you can eat waffles for dinner without feeling monotonous.

Justice for salads before 10am,

Melanie, editor at The Nessie

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