Gather with friends and family for a healthy and delectable Easter brunch. These 19 recipes boast a rainbow of sweet, savory and refreshing flavors perfect for celebrating Spring, sunshine and special times.
These creamy eggs have a rich flavor and soufflélike texture. For a delicious vegetarian dish, omit the salmon. These eggs also are delightful when accompanied with grilled bread.
A 21st-century upgrade to a classic recipe, this simple dish uses fruits of varied ripeness. It's great scooped on pancakes, as a side dish with lunch and dinner, or topped with frozen yogurt for dessert.
A treat for someone who'd enjoy a nontraditional brunch option. Use crusty artisan bread for a hearty sandwich that holds up to the waffle iron.
These low-fat muffins are perfect the day they’re made, but you can also make them ahead of time, freeze, and then microwave 30 seconds for a fast treat. Wheat germ and flaxseed add fiber, too.
When you crave a gourmet brunch, try this simple dish with fresh herbs and low-fat, quick-cooking shrimp. Shrimp, like other shellfish, contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and help lower blood pressure. Shrimp is also high in vitamin B, which is needed for a daily brain boost; vitamin B deficiency can result in memory loss, confusion, slow reflexes, and fatigue.
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high-fiber flaxseeds offer nutrient benefits only when ground (whole flaxseeds pass right through), so opt for the most finely ground flaxseeds you can find, or grind your own in a coffee grinder. If your gluten-free flour mix already contains baking powder and baking soda, omit them from the recipe.
The key to really red compote is a preliminary maceration (marinade) in sugar. This helps set the color and pull out some of the juice in the fruit.
Combine tropical fruit with a spiced syrup, nutritious oils, and refreshing mint for a truly healthy sweet brunch snack. Don’t worry if the fruits listed aren’t all available—just use whichever fruits you can find.
Frozen organic fruit makes this incredibly easy, but you can also use fresh fruit when available.
The batter for these waffles keeps nicely in the fridge and is great to have on hand in the morning, at brunch, or even to make a waffle sundae after dinner. Top with apple butter and softened butter, plus a drizzle of honey.
This quick egg dish is especially good for brunch. Mint gives it an interesting and fresh flavor, but feel free to use basil instead.
A protein-rich, gluten-free, vegan brunch doesn’t get any easier than this.
A lovely and simple showcase salad featuring an array of fruits.
This vegetarian dish is perfect to whip up for a simple brunch. Serve atop toasted whole-grain pita or naan to complement the nutritious recipe.
The sweet, smoky flavor of this dish is what makes it unique. As an alternative to trout, try smoked salmon or crab. For something really different, try seasonal wild mushrooms such as portabellos or creminis.
Pair with cranberry, pomegranate, or açai juice. Prep tip: If you're making these for picky eaters, combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper separately; add vegetables or cheese individually to each ramekin or muffin cup, then pour egg mixture over the top.
Do you think eating a bagel for brunch means too many carbs and calories? Nutritious sprouted-grain bagels contain complex carbs, essential for brain function. Long-lasting carbs also help prevent dips in blood sugar, averting cravings and hunger pangs. If you can’t find prosciutto, substitute shaved Canadian bacon or soy bacon.
Baked, roasted, or canned sweet potatoes work equally well for this recipe; just adjust the amount of flour to make a stiff dough. If you're using sweet potatoes from a leftover roasted vegetable dish, include other veggies, such as carrots and parsnips, for extra flavor.
Start your day with this heart-healthy combo and you’ll stay energized and satiated for hours. To make it gluten free, use certified GF oats or substitute quinoa. Other dried fruits, such as tart cherries, apricots, or goji berries, can stand in for the raisins or dates.
19 #Easter brunch recipes from @deliciousliving
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