Breakfast or Lunch

Salad for breakfast? Yes!!! I wanted to start a trend, but so far only one person is with me.
That’s okay, trends take time. Instead, treat yourself to guacamole for lunch. If you think about it, guacamole is a salad-smushed. Skip the last part and you have a salad that doesn’t make you miss summer. If it needs a name, call it salsa or relish. In fact, be the envy of your office mates. Call it a party to go.  And while avocado may be more calorie dense than some of its friends in the produce aisle, it’s still packed with goodness – healthy fats, vitamin C, plenty of fiber and some protein. Mix it with other veggies and you’ll take a big bite out of your daily government sponsored food pyramid.
So, in short order:
1 avocado, cubed
any decent tomato or handful of cherry tomatoes, cubed/halved
a handful of chopped cilantro (parsley for haters)
jalapeno, fresh hopefully, chopped
bell pepper, chopped & optional
juice from 1/2 lime
variations: red onion (not for breakfast or for those who work in close quarters), scallions, garlic, hot pepper sauce…you get the picture
note: great with corn tortillas, brushed with veg oil, sprinkled with salt, cumin, cayenne and baked 350 until crispy

Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

10 thoughts on “Breakfast or Lunch

  1. After 25 years if 12 hour nightshifts, the concept what’s appropriate to eat when is dramatically skewed! If I’m eating salad when I first wake up, whether it’s morning or not, I like fruits and raw walnuts along with my veggies. I use a little greek yogurt with local honey instead of dressing.

  2. I started doing breakfast salad when I heard you talk about it on your show! I’m a Vegetarian and have tons of vegies left over… good! Thanks for the idea!

  3. I have been eating smashed avocado on toast for breakfast lately – maybe I should add some tomatoes and cilantro – thanks for the idea

  4. Hi Betsy, I, too, often have salad for breakfast. I combine avocado, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, pine nuts and even a little shredded gruyere. I add a little oil and vinegar and it is delicious. I am glad that you have started this blog. Best. Lauren

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