The Breakfast Salad

By: Cassy Joy

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If you workout in the mornings, have children, or occasionally have an alarm malfunction, you may be familiar with the crazed breakfast scramble. You spend so much time worrying about everything else that before you know it, you're starved and reaching for anything that can be woofed down on your way to work or an appointment. Most mornings, I lose all track of time between driving, showering, getting ready for work, trying on 37 outfits (not really), and then eating something tasty and nutritious. I have devised a breakfast recipe that will allow you to move through your mornings with more ease.

Thanks to my friend, Ashley, for helping to inspire this dish … the breakfast salad!

The Breakfast Salad

The breakfast salad is a combination of breakfast foods and foods that occasionally sneak their way into breakfast dishes. Breakfast is THE MOST important meal of the day – bar none. Heard it a million times? How about a million and one, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you're watching your waist, eat up in the AM. Eating breakfast will kickstart your metabolism and help you burn more calories throughout your day. If you're lacking energy, don't think that a full tummy early on will make you sleepier. Eating a well balanced meal (protein, carbs, and fat) will help increase energy levels and overall mood. The best part? It's easy and delicious.

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You'll get protein from the eggs & turkey sausage, fat from the avocado, and the carbs from the veggies complete the picture. The recipe amount listed below is just under 350 calories and will keep you full right through lunch. Fellas, I suggest you multiply the amounts below by at least 1.5. Get ready to put this one on repeat and feel free to ask me about substitutions for any of the ingredients.

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The Breakfast Salad

The Breakfast Salad

This breakfast salad features breakfast sausage meatballs, hard boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, and avocado for a deliciously different breakfast that you can eat all week!

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage or bacon
  • 9 eggs, hard-boiled
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup purple onion, chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro {or parsley}, chopped
  • 1/21 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Instructions

  1. Roll the sausage into 1-1/2 inch meatballs. Over high heat, cook and stir until brown on all sides and cooked through. Set aside to drain and cool.
  2. Peel the eggs and cut each into 8 pieces.
  3. Combine the eggs, tomatoes, onion, avocado, meatballs, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Stir until the egg yolks and avocado become a little creamy.
  5. Spoon into a bowl and enjoy!
  6. Will keep covered for 3 days in the refrigerator.

 

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  1. Anne Wolf says:

    I am eating this for breakfast today (and the rest of this week) and it is awesome! I’ve been looking for a tasty and filling non-fruit breakfast and this fits the bill…thank you!!

    1. fedandfit says:

      Thank you for the comment! This dish is often on leftover repeat in my house too. I’m so glad you liked it!

  2. Zane says:

    Very pleased to find this, thank you for sharing

  3. Liesa says:

    What brand turkey sausage link and are they Paleo, and where can I get them, please?

    1. fedandfit says:

      Hi Liesa! I honestly can’t remember where these sausage links came from {it was so long ago} however, I’ve been making this salad using freshly baked or pan-fried bacon! You can also make it using Jimmy Dean’s All Natural gluten-free sausage. Hope that helps!

    2. LIESA LYNCH says:

      Thank you!

      LIESA