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Salad For Breakfast? Three salads that will jump-start your day!

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Does breakfast ever get a little boring at your house? The same oatmeal or smoothie or scrambled eggs? Need a fresh idea? I have been trying to include vegetables and/or fresh fruit at every meal.  Breakfast can be a challenge on the vegetable front. We don’t usually think of veggies at breakfast unless it’s a green smoothie or the occasional Western omelet.  So, Kristina’s 12 year old daughter, Alyssa and I teamed up to create three breakfast salads. These are not your regular salads–they have a distinct breakfast-y flair! Alyssa is the Supreme Queen of Salad Dressings (it’s an official title. We are waiting on the stationary.) and every vegetable or fruit she touches turns to absolute gold.

Breakfast Salads

Each of these salads not only tastes DELICIOUS–like you will want to marry them–they also each have a decent amount of protein and healthy fat!  Which is sort of essential if you don’t want to be ravenous by 10:30.  Protein and fat can carry you through until lunch. No sugar crashes and no sugar cravings!

Apple Salad with Cardamom Creme Dressing

Apple Salad with Cardamom Creme Dressing

For the salad:

6 sweet apples, cored and cut into chunks

3 oranges, peeled and roughly chopped

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 – 3/4 cup roasted and salted pistachios

Hemp Seeds

The Dressing:

8 oz. creme fraiche

3 teaspoons real maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

DIRECTIONS:

Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing. Set in fridge and let the flavors come together for about 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Toss the apples, oranges, raisins, cranberries and pistachios together. Add the dressing and lightly toss to evenly coat the fruit. (I had some extra dressing left over. Which was awesome with scones come tea time. FYI.) Serve on plates and sprinkle with hemp seeds to serve.

Smoked Salmon and Fresh Beet Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing

Smoked Salmon and Fresh Beet Salad

For the Salad:

3 heads green leaf lettuce, washed and torn in salad sized pieces

handful of chives, chopped

3 raw beets, peeled and grated

6 – 8 oz. smoked, flaked salmon (not lox.) (Something like this.)

1 egg per person

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the dressing:

juice from one whole lemon

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

1/8 teaspoon Kelp granules (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Start with the dressing. Mix all ingredients together. Set aside to allow the flavors to come together. Mix all salad ingredients, except the egg. Make sure you flake the salmon into smaller shreds so that it is evenly distributed throughout the salad. Toss with the dressing to taste.

Medium fry each egg, so that you keep that delicious runny yolk.  Serve the salad on plates and top each serving with the fried egg. Sprinkle with the salt and fresh pepper to taste.

Bacon, Egg, and Kale Salad

Bacon Egg and Kale Salad

For the salad:

1 head kale shredded or torn into small pieces

6 eggs, boiled and roughly chopped

8 oz. raw milk cheddar, cubed (or whatever other cheese you like)

8 oz. bacon, crumbled and fried crisp

Dressing:

6 oz. sour cream

Salsa to taste (I used about 1/4 cup of hot salsa. We have a great fermented one here.)

Avocado slices to garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Start with the dressing. Stir together (full-fat….need we say so???) sour cream and salsa. I used about 1/4 cup, but taste as you go to reach your desire heat level! Set aside to allow the flavors to come together.

Mix together all the ingredients for the salad. (If you boil the eggs the night before, this breakfast will come together lickety-split!)

Place salad on a plate and top with a generous dollop of your spicy cream! We served this with avocado slices.

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Breakfast Salads

Does breakfast ever get a little boring at your house? The same oatmeal or smoothie or scrambled eggs? Need a fresh idea? I have been trying to include vegetables and/or fresh fruit at every meal.  Breakfast can be a challenge on the vegetable front. We don’t usually think of veggies at breakfast unless it’s a […]

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Five Reasons Julia Child Is Better Than Any TV Chef Today

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Powerhouse Pregnancy Foods Your Doctor PROBABLY Forgot To Mention

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If you’re getting your advice on pregnancy nutrition from the likes of What To Expect When You’re Expecting or BabyCenter, you’ll hear advice like “choose extra-lean meat” or “replace ground beef with ground turkey.”  Or “Replace your whole milk with skim to reduce your saturated fat.”  Or “Reduce your salt intake to avoid swelling.” Or worse yet, “Instead of butter, pick margarine with oil or water listed as it’s first ingredient.”  (These are actual phrases I’ve found online today!)

The thing is, this advice could not be further from the truth.  And it’s certainly not the way traditional healthy cultures have ever eaten, especially during childbearing years.

Understanding how to eat during pregnancy goes far beyond the proverbial “eating for two.”  Your body is literally building a person!  A person primarily made up of protein and whose brain is primarily made up of cholesterol.  This little one is surrounded by amniotic fluid, which your body has to produce from somewhere.  In addition, this constantly growing person is being sustained by an organ–your placenta–your body created from scratch in the first trimester, will sustain the whole pregnancy and then discard when you are done!

To boil it down to it’s simplest terms, to grow a baby you need: Read More

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS: Boiled eggs topped with fish roe, salt and pepper.

If you’re getting your advice on pregnancy nutrition from the likes of What To Expect When You’re Expecting or BabyCenter, you’ll hear advice like “choose extra-lean meat” or “replace ground beef with ground turkey.”  Or “Replace your whole milk with skim to reduce your saturated fat.”  Or “Reduce your salt intake to avoid swelling.” Or […]

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Easy Ways to Reset Your Nutrition

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Daja and I LOVE food!  Seriously, we just love it!  We enjoy every part of it, the sights, smells and tastes.  Wow!  It’s just FUN and something to get really excited over.  Want to know something we HATE?  Seriously, hate?  Dieting.  We feel depriving yourself of food will just not get you anywhere you want to go other than miserable!  It’s also really bad for you!  Now before you go and get all upset and start leaving us nasty comments let me explain that we are not suggesting that you go off and just eat whatever you want, whenever you want it so that we all become the size of a… Read More

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Daja and I LOVE food!  Seriously, we just love it!  We enjoy every part of it, the sights, smells and tastes.  Wow!  It’s just FUN and something to get really excited over.  Want to know something we HATE?  Seriously, hate?  Dieting.  We feel depriving yourself of food will just not get you anywhere you want […]

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Answering Your Questions: Stretching Meals With Carbs

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Question from reader, Christy:

Q. What do you think about pasta, rice, potatoes etc to stretch a food budget for big families?

Daja:  As you know I have one of those big families.   Read More

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Question from reader, Christy: Q. What do you think about pasta, rice, potatoes etc to stretch a food budget for big families? Daja:  As you know I have one of those big families.