Formal sit-down or casual buffet, we've got the perfect brunch recipes for any gathering.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Studded with plump, juicy berries, the cake also features a sprinkling of turbinado sugar on top that adds another dimension
of texture. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a snack to savor with coffee, it's a recipe you'll make more than
Hot and spicy, this twist on a classic quiche omits the usual calorie-heavy crust and instead uses a lighter crust made with
cooked rice. For extra fiber and nutrients, use whole-grain brown rice instead of white rice. This dish is perfect for brunch
or for a breakfast at dinner meal alongside a light garden salad.
This light and fluffy soufflé gets its volume from the addition of whipped egg whites. Egg whites are an excellent source
of protein minus the fat found in the yolk of the egg. You can also try substituting spinach or broccoli for an extra dose
of nutrients like fiber, folic acid and calcium.
Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon, Onions, and Cheese
This lightened version of a classic favorite is so rich and creamy that you'll never miss the extra fat and calories of the
traditional recipe. Reduced-fat cheese is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents
osteoporosis. Omit the bacon for a vegetarian option or substitute with lean turkey sausage if you wish.
These parfaits are as tasty to eat as they are lovely to look at. Using low-fat yogurt saves on fat and calories while still
giving you the benefits of protein and calcium. Strawberries and apricots add sweetness, and vitamin C and granola gives fiber
Grits Casserole with Mushrooms, Prosciutto, and Provolone
This sophisticated take on a casserole uses several healthful tricks for adding flavor. Use herbs, dried or fresh, like the
herbes de Provence in this recipe to add flavor without adding sodium. Sharp provolone cheese has a strong enough bite that
a small amount goes a long way in a recipe. Sautéed mushrooms in wine are another excellent way to add a meatier flavor to
a dish without the extra fat and calories of using meat.
Fluffier than scrambled eggs, this soufflé is just as easy to prepare and is perfect served alongside a juicy wedge of melon
and a green salad. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. Eggs are also one of
the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
The season's best vegetables and a variety of cheeses make this a crowd-pleasing and healthy meal that can be assembled the
night before, refrigerated and cooked just prior to serving. The benefits of a diet rich in vegetables include lower blood
pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.
Jump-start your morning with this heart-healthy dish that's bursting with healthful ingredients. Almonds are high in protein,
fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants and an excellent source of monounsaturated fats that
research has shown to be helpful in lowering cholesterol.
Cherries are a terrific source of important nutrients such as beta carotene (more than blueberries or strawberries) vitamin
C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, folate and disease-fighting antioxidants.
All of the classic breakfast elements–sausage, eggs and cheese–are featured in this casserole that's perfect for a crowd or
can be cut in half for a smaller family meal. Using turkey sausage, egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese saves on fat and
calories without sacrificing flavor. No one will ever guess it's only 184 calories per serving.