Having friends over for brunch this weekend? You can keep the menu delicious and healthy with these 30 Healthy Brunch Recipes!
It’s officially brunch season! Is brunch season a thing? IDK, I just decided to declare it a thing. I had all intentions of getting this post up in time before Easter festivities, but then life got in the way.. and.. well… you know how that goes. Either way, this is still totally relevant. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, and Father’s Day quickly approaching – I’m sure you’ll either be hosting, or attending a brunch. I mean.. really, do we even need a holiday to have brunch? I personally think every Sunday should be accompanied by brunch – but that’s just me!
It can be really hard to eat healthy and stay on track while you’re at a party or a social event. While I think it’s important to indulge from time to time, sometimes you might be put in a situation where you don’t necessarily want to indulge, but there aren’t any nutritious choices. I know sometimes I will go to happy hours, or weekend events and the selection is lacking. When you’re used to eating healthy food, you then crave healthy food.. and sometimes a pile of fried food and frozen pizza isn’t really appetizing. Here are some tips on how to eat healthy at a party:
- Eat a snack or meal before you go. If you know you’re going to be hungry, don’t wait until you get there and fill up on junk! I like to eat a yogurt or small piece of chicken before going somewhere.
- Pick the things you want to indulge in. Be mindful of your choices. If you really want to try a piece of cake.. try the piece of cake! But then maybe only have a little of all the desserts. You don’t have to go crazy!
- Bring a healthy dish. I’m usually the person that brings a veggie/cheese platter. Is it as delicious as buffalo chicken dip? No. But will people eat it? Yes! Sometimes it’s nice to have a vegetable in a sea of chips + dips
- Send the host this list of recipes. (Kidding! But… I mean.. not really? 🙂 )
All joking aside, I’m a believer in all things in moderation. So if I go to a party and choose eat allll the goods, than it just means the next day I’m back to my usually routine. Lots of veggies, protein + good carbs! We shouldn’t deprive ourselves, but I do think it’s nice to have options. So here are some of my favorite brunch recipes that are delicious AND healthy!
All good parties start off with a yummy appetizer. If you’re wondering what you can swap out for the traditional high fat + high calorie laden dips, these light and fresh recipes are the perfect substitute. (I’m a sucker for anything with goat cheese in it!)
Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers from Certified Pastry Aficionado
Black Raspberry & Goat Cheese Crostini from Farm Fresh Eats
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Hemp Seeds from Vegetarian Astronomy
Mango Sriracha Hummus Deviled Eggs from Watch Learn Eat
In addition to good appetizers, all good hosts offer their guests a beverage! All of these drinks look beyond delicious. I love that none of they have funky mixes or refined sugar!
Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosas from Watch What U Eat
Peach & Blueberry Wine Slushies from Cooking with Carlee
Spicy Grapefruit Mimosas from ExSloth
Spicy Mango Citrus Cocktail from Tasting Page
I’m a total sucker for sweet breakfasts. Waffles, pancakes, oatmeal.. you name it, I love them all! Here are some sweet breakfasts that aren’t overly sweet. Most of them have fresh fruit which makes them perfect for a spring brunch!
Paleo Zucchini Bread Pancakes from My Uncommon Everyday
Banana Bread Protein Waffles from The Kitchen of Danielle
Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal (that’s our recipe. We’re biased but we think it’s pretty delicious!)
Strawberry Cheesecake Quinoa Oat Breakfast Bake from The Fit Fork
Banana Chocolate Buckwheat Donuts from My Kitchen Love
Dinner Roll Baked French Toast Cups from Byte Sized Nutrition
Meyer Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes from Happy Healthy Mama
Vegan Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes from Rabbit and Wolves
No brunch is complete with out some eggs or other savory dishes! All of these look really tasty, and easy to make!
Spinach Smoked Gouda Frittata with Tomatoes from Pinch & Swirl
Sweet Potato Spinach & Chicken Sausage Frittata from I’m Hungry by Nature
Tuscan Tomato & Eggs Skillet from Wanderspice
Healthy Sweet Potato Waffles from Maria Ushakova
Make Ahead Artichoke & Goat Cheese Breakfast Bake from Life is But a Dish
Crustless Spinach Quiche from Living Sweet Moments
Baked Eggs with Tomatoes + Feta from Innocent Delight
And lastly… dessert! Because there is really nothing better than finishing off the day with a sweet treat. All of these desserts look SO yummy! I don’t think I’m going to be able to wait to host a brunch to make them.. they might have to happen one night this week in our house!
Vegan Paleo Lemon Tarts from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Super Fudge Chocolate Cake from My Organic Diary
Healthy Cheesecake in a Jar from Happy Kitchen Rocks
Healthy Chocolate Truffles (from us! We make these all the time and they’re always a hit!)
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