April 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
I’m no stranger to eating healthier for the Holidays, but I admit I was a little stumped about what to do for Easter this year. My family’s not religious, so we mostly use the occasion as an excuse for a big family get together and I couldn’t be more excited to be going home. But as I work on getting back to my usual shape after eating out too much for the past month (and instead eating in with some healthy family fish dinners), all that Easter Brunch brought to mind was my dad’s delicious but very greasy giant portions of fried eggs and sausage. But since I’m making a greater effort eat healthier this year, I called up the folks and asked them to put the menu planning in my hands this year. Because I’ve got a few healthy tricks up my sleeves, like these great and good-for-you Easter Brunch recipes.
1. Banana Berry Smoothie: This healthy smoothie will fill you up quickly, so serve it in smaller cups. I love starting the day off with something sweet and delicious to sip on.
2. Asparagus Soup: Maybe soup isn’t considered a traditional brunch food, but why not? This fantastic vegetable soup is sure to get any palette started off the right way.
3. Garden Fresh Frittata: I’m always telling my family to eat more veggies, and this year I’m showing them just how simple and tasty they can be in this vegetable-packed frittata.
4. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Pizza: What kid isn’t going to go nuts for this breakfast take on an old classic? Not to mention that the lox adds some healthy Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet.
5. Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups with Hash Browns: Easter just wouldn’t be easter without some ham, but now you can indulge in moderation by pairing it in this healthy take with eggs.
6. Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes: After getting your fill of all of the Easter Brunch entrees, make sure to top your plate off with this simple and delectable side dish.
7. Sugar-Free Blueberry Tarts: You can’t have a family gathering without a little dessert, but now you can make it healthier with this sugar-free tart made with antioxidant-rich blueberries.
What is your favorite brunch dish to serve on Easter? How are you planning to celebrate, or not celebrate, the holiday this year?