Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Eat salads for breakfast

1. They are usually about the healthiest thing you can eat, so making a habit of eating a big one every day means that, over time, you'll get a ton more good healthy things into your body and less unhealthy things.
2. They are easy: buy a huge tub of greens for $5 and pile them with whatever you want on top in a giant bowl.
3. Relatedly, they help you use up whatever's in your fridge or pantry. Cheese, nuts, fruit, avocado, fish, whatever, pile it all on.
3. They're messy, with dressing flicking all over the place. All the more reason to eat them at home.
4. At home, too, it's easy to make your own dressing: 2 or 3 parts olive oil, 1 part vinegar, mix.
5. If you don't like salads, and you're half awake in the morning and rushing to get to work, you don't want to rush through something that's really tasty- just stuff some greens down. Then eat something more tasty and less healthy when you've got time to enjoy it.
6. If you do like salads, then hey, you get to eat a salad!


Julia said...

you mean, you're not eating Soylent for breakfast every day yet?! :-P

Dan Tasse said...

No, that's for lunch and dinner :D

Cheryl said...

Sounds good in theory, but I'm not sure I could convince myself to do it.

Dan Tasse said...

Right. I guess it helps if you already like salads. And if you get some good things to mix in with it: nuts, berries, sun dried tomatoes, olives, whatever. And some good olive oil and vinegar (balsamic is always a good one).

I think it's doable if your reaction is "meh", but not if your reaction is "ugh".