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Egg-ceptional Eats: Healthy Twists on Easter Brunch Classics by Sarah Grace Meckelberg

Mon, Mar 25, 2024


Easter marks a time of celebration and gathering, often accompanied by a festive (and sometimes overindulgent) brunch. But who says indulgence can't be healthy? This year, let's hop into some egg-citing, nutritious twists on Easter brunch classics that taste good while keeping your health in check!

1. Veggie-Loaded Frittata
Elevate your brunch with a colorful, veggie-packed frittata. This lighter alternative to traditional quiches is brimming with nutritious ingredients like spinach, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. A sprinkle of low-fat cheese adds a creamy texture without the extra calories, making it a wholesome and vibrant dish.

2. Whole Grain Hot Cross Buns
Reinvent the classic hot cross buns by using whole grains and natural sweeteners like honey or pure maple syrup. Incorporating whole grains not only adds fiber but also helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. Add some dried fruits and spices for an extra flavor punch.

3. Greek Yogurt Parfaits
Swap out heavy desserts for customizable Greek yogurt parfaits. Set up a station with plain Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, nuts, and a natural sweetener like honey. This not only adds a fun element to your brunch but also offers a protein-rich, low-fat dessert option.

4. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast
For a heart-healthy option, serve smoked salmon on whole-grain toast topped with smashed avocado, dill, and a hint of lemon. This dish is not only flavorful but also packed with omega-3 fatty acids and good fats.

5. Refreshing Fruit and Herb Infused Water
Quench your guests' thirst with pitchers of fruit and herb-infused water. Combinations like cucumber-mint or strawberry-rosemary are not only hydrating but also add a festive flair to your table.

6. Easter Brunch Cocktail Swap Featuring Volley
Elevate your Easter brunch with a delightful cocktail swap. Introduce your guests to a Volley-based Easter-themed drink. Volley, known for its all-natural ingredients and refreshing taste, makes the perfect base for a light, festive cocktail. Mix your favorite Volley flavor with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with fresh fruit or herbs for a celebratory drink that's both healthy and indulgent.

These healthy twists on Easter brunch classics are not just about eating well; they're about enjoying the holiday in a balanced, flavorful way.

Happy Easter and enjoy your brunch!
- Sarah Grace Meckelberg, MS,RD