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10 Satisfying Sunday Brunch Recipes That Are Surprisingly Healthy

Jun 22, 2017 //

There are few things in life as enjoyable as Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, going out for brunch often means, long lines, crowds to contend with, and over-priced menus offering up greasy fare.

Skip the chaos and whip up your own healthy brunch at home with one of these delicious recipes. They’re light on calories but heavy on flavour, so you’re sure to be a hit at your next brunch party.

1. Maple-Cinnamon French Toast

Keep it light and simple with this delicious French toast that combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the sass of cinnamon. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare, so you can feel free to sleep in on a lazy Sunday. (Recipe from Health.com)

2. Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

Light cream cheese is combined with tart raspberries and crunchy walnuts for this scrumptious breakfast treat. These muffins are yummy enough to pass a kid’s taste-test but healthy enough to serve —and indulge — without guilt. (Recipe from MyRecipes.com)

3. Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwiches can become dangerous when loaded with greasy meat and cheese. Opt for this healthier version, and you can have your breakfast sandwich and eat it, too. (Recipe from FoodNetwork.com)

4. Spinach And Feta Omelette

The Mediterranean diet is touted for its emphasis on fresh, wholesome ingredients and this recipe is no exception. This delicious brekkie gives you all the restaurant taste of a spinach-and-feta omelette, with a quiche-like consistency that will leave you satisfied until dinner. (Recipe from FitnessMagazine.com)

5. Quick Mixed Berry Topping

This delicious berry topping can go over anything: pancakes, waffles, granola, oatmeal, yogurt, toast, muffins or even an angel food cake. It takes five minutes to make, requires three ingredients, and will have everyone coming back for seconds. (Recipe from EatingWell.com)

6. Crustless Tomato-Ricotta Pie

A cross between a quiche and a frittata, this tasty pie is equal parts savoury, creamy and cheesy. The recipe makes six servings, making it a wonderful entree to have your girls over for brunch. (Recipe from Delish.com)

7. Shakshuka

This traditional Israeli breakfast is a simple, go-to meal of poached eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers and cumin. Your guests will be impressed by it’s pretty presentation and its delicious flavours and aromas, they won’t even know how healthy it is! (Recipe from Toryavey.com)

8. Overnight Breakfast Casserole

If you want to take all the fuss out of the morning, make this casserole the night before. A high-protein dish that’s loaded with iron and vitamin C, this is a great meal to make when you’re expecting a large group (it makes 10 servings). (Recipe from PopSugar.com)

9. Baked Oatmeal Casserole

This recipe is another hybrid that solves your dilemma when you can’t decide between oatmeal or quiche. It combines whole grain oats, fresh fruits and a splash of chocolate chips for a crowd-pleasing meal. It’s also a good dish to make once and reheat for days. (Recipe from LoveOfFamilyAndHome.net)

10. Sweet Potato Blueberry Waffles

If you’re tired of plain waffles – or you’re looking for a way to make a healthier version of your favourite breakfast treat – this is the recipe for you. This is basically health food disguised as a waffle, but with the flavour of the delicious, calorie-laden variety. You’re sneaking in a lot of extra vitamins and antioxidants via sweet potato and blueberries – so go ahead and have seconds. (Recipe from TheHealthyMaven.com)

Kristen Forbes

Kristen Forbes is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon who enjoys hiking, running, vegetarian food, and intuitive eating. She is always on the lookout for innovative recipes, fun workouts, and new ideas for taking care of her body and mind.

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