Breakfast salad

This can be a thing, right? 🙂

Helloooo! How’s the morning going? Yesterday, we spent the entire day enjoying the rain that came our way. (I hope all of my east coast friends are staying safe!) We’ve been needing it, and it was a perfect excuse to splash in the puddles before retreating inside to watch a movie. 

For breakfast, I recreated one of these little gems I had in PB at Crown Point Coffee after teaching 3 barre classes in a row. (<— not recently haha.) I’ve been thinking about it ever since, and thought it would be a fun way to switch up the breakfast routine. I tend to get into bfast habits, and will have the same things over and over until I burn out and switch it up. (I seriously went through a time period where I had egg burritos at least once a day, for years. I still don’t believe the day has officially started until I’ve had eggs.)

Breakfast salad 2


This particular breakfast bowl was more like a salad than anything.  It had vegan sausage, egg whites, tons of chopped veggies, and a spicy sriracha sauce. I dove into the savory goodness, and it was a filling and protein-packed breakfast.

I LOVE salad for breakfast as it’s a great way to get some extra veggies/fiber, and a savory way to switch things up from the classic egg and omelet combos. 

Breakfast salad

Here’s my little homemade version:

Base layer: sausage patties of choice (I used these Applegate farms sausages)


Top with 1-2 whole eggs

Sausage and egg

Next, add your chopped veggies: tomato, cucumber, torn romaine leaves, and onion

Torn romaine

Top with avocado slices,

Avocado slices

and finally add the sauce: mix sriracha with your favorite plain yogurt, and season the mixture with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.


Devour. Done.

Breakfast salad 4

Breakfast salad 5

Salad for breakfast: yay or nay? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever made yourself for breakfast? For me, it’s cold lasagna (especially this one). It’s strange, but I love cold lasagna leftovers in the am. 😉

Today is a visit to the chiropractor and some outdoor adventure with Liv. I’m thinking some zoo + zoo kettle corn (why is it so good?) is going to happen. I’ll see ya later today on the Family page. 

Hope you have a wonderful morning!



More of my favorite breakfast recipes if you’re looking to switch it up:

20 healthy, on-the-go breakfasts

Fiesta egg casserole

Pumpkin baked breakfast cookies

The OG breakfast cookie

Egg-free protein-packed breakfasts

Make-ahead breakfast burritos

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  1. That salad looks really good!! I’ve never had a salad for breakfast but I’d definitely try it. The weirdest thing I’ve eaten for breakfast is cold pizza. I used to love doing that in college! Haha.

  2. I can honestly say I’ve never had salad for breakfast before but this looks great. Might I suggest some home fries as croutons? Haha.

    I think cheese is kind of a weird thing to have for breakfast but I’ve totally cut slices to eat before.

  3. Your hair in yesterday’s post looks amazing!!!! And on your instagram- u look amazing in your gym photo- still can wear running shorts at 39 weeks and rockin them!!! Such an inspiration!!!!

  4. I make salad for breakfast or brunch fairly regularly. My Eggs Benedict Salad is one of my most popular posts. I’ll have to try the sausage sometime that’s a nice fall flavor.

  5. Oh man I hear you on the breakfast rut– I totally do the same thing. I never thought about a salad for breakfast, I’ll have to give this one a try! 🙂

  6. YUM!!

  7. I do the same thing with breakfast! I eat the same thing until I get tried of it and switch it up. Right now oatmeal is amazing in the morning. It’s getting cold here in the great white north so it’s so nice to have something warm and filling in my belly before heading out for the day

  8. Salad looks awesome but I’m not sure those sausages are vegan! 🙂

    • Fitnessista says:

      haha definitely not! sprouts didn’t have any good vegan options when i went shopping, so i grabbed turkey instead

  9. This sounds amazing! I used to love veggie sausage and kind of forgot about it! I think the weirdest thing I’ve had for breakfast is protein cheesecake! It’s so creamy and delicious and full of nutrients with high protein and fats!

    • Fitnessista says:

      love veggie sausage! they didn’t have any great ones at sprouts yesterday, so i picked up turkey instead. do you have a recipe for that cheesecake?!

  10. I’ve been known to eat leftover apple pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. That’s normal, right??

  11. I never had salad for breakfast! This looks like a fun, tastety way to change it up- thanks!!

  12. I love salad for breakfast! I always look for salad on the menu when we are out to breakfast and the breakfast menu is lacking in healthy non-sugar filled options.

    My daughter always eats dinner leftovers for breakfast! Tacos, pasta, pizza, mac n cheese!

    I once made a breakfast pasta salad with a honey sweetened greek yogurt dressing and chopped fruit! It was yummy!

  13. GURL I eat salads for breakfast like all the time. My co-workers tease me but whatever, I like getting a head start on eating my veggies lol. That dressing sounds really good!

  14. Breakfast salad is genius!

  15. This looks really good….I would have never thought to do something like this!

  16. OMG, love cold lasagna for breakfast! And this might sound super weird, but add a fried egg on top – the warm, runny yolk on the cold lasagna is crazy good 😉

  17. My preggo self was really picky with breakfast off and on during my first trimester. I would buy a thin crust veggies pizza and divide it up between two or three days for breakfast! I just hit 13 weeks and oatmeal is finally back in my life again! YAY!!!!

  18. I love this idea! It looks tasty and easy!!

  19. Ever since I read this, I can’t stop thinking about how good it would be to have zucchini lasagna for bfast. Brilliant! Already on next week’s menu. You’re a revolutionary!

  20. Ummm that looks AMAZING. Pinning! I will definitely be eating that breakfast salad at some point 🙂

    I have had all kinds of things for breakfast over the years – usually I’m a breakfast-food kind of person for when it comes to breakfast, but occasionally I’ll have something un-breakfasty like salad. Gotta go with what your body wants & needs in the moment!

  21. This sounds great to me, except I tend to crave sweet over savory for breakfast. A weird thing I do is make kind of a cereal out of a muffin. I crumble a muffin in a bowl and then add almond milk and eat it with a spoon! haha

  22. The salad looks really good. Though I don’t think I’ll have it for breakfast. But it would be perfect for my lunch 🙂

  23. Amanda M. says:

    I LOVE breakfast salads! I’ll even eat them for dinner 🙂

  24. So this isn’t totally on topic, but do you have any tips for reintroducing foods after doing a cleanse type diet? I know you and the Pilot did one awhile ago, so I figured I’d ask. I’m about to finish my first Whole30, and I can’t live a life without wine and cheese and pasta, but I don’t want to undo all the hard work (in addition to the Whole 30, I’ve been doing Barre 3 and “running” on a regular basis with hikes and yoga smattered in for fun) so pants that were previously not buttoning are now easily buttoning. If you’ve already answered this, if you could point me in the direction of a post that would be fantastic!

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