SImple and Healthy Spring Brunch
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Healthy Spring Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day or Easter

Spring is a wonderful time for brunch, whether it is for Easter or Mother’s Day or just because it is Spring and the weather is getting beautiful.  I have selected some of our favorite recipes that would make a wonderful Spring Brunch. And all are both simple to make and healthy (at least healthier). The most complicated technique in all of these recipes is one involves separating eggs. That’s it.

Healthy and Simple Spring Brunch

Beverages


Start with the basics of coffee, tea and juice but consider adding:

bacon bloody maryBacon Bloody Mary (alcohol free if desired)

Berry Hibiscus CoolerBerry Hibiscus Cooler

 

Salads

There are plenty of vegetables in some of the other recipes, but these two salads come together quickly and are even better if you make them the night before.

Sesame Celery Salad

Sesame Celery Salad

A healthier version of creamy bacon and broccoli salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad (much lighter than the traditional recipe)

 

Fruit

This is what I brought to our Easter meal last year and everyone raved about both. Save time by buying precut fruit if you want.

Bahia Fruit Salad - Pineapple and Melon Salsa or Fruit Salad based on the one served at Café Bahia in San Diego, CA.

 

Bahia Fruit Salad

 

A simple creamy fruit dip for fruit. Also good with graham crackers or animal crackers.

Fresh Fruit with Creamy Fruit Dip

 

Breads

Muffins or store bought rolls would be fine, but the Carrot Bread is a family favorite and scones are simple yet impressive. This scone recipe is reduced fat, but has plenty of flavor!Both can be made ahead.

 

Carrot Bread - A lighter and healthier version of Mimi's Café Carrot Bread made with whole grains and less fat and sugar.

Carrot Bread

Low Fat Lemon Blueberry Scones

Reduced Fat Lemon Blueberry Scones

 

Eggs

The Puff is the hardest recipe. Separate 3 eggs and whip the whites to stiff peak stage. Too hard for you? Stick with the frittata.

Cauliflower and Cheese Puff

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Puff

Zucchini Frittata - Simple baked egg dish with cheese and vegetables, mix and match fresh seasonal vegetables for best results.

Zucchini Frittata

 

Main Courses

Both of these can be cooked on the grill or under the broiler. Make the salmon into individual serving size packets if desired.

Beef and Bacon Tournedos with Bernaise Sauce - thatrecipe.com

Beef and Bacon Tornados

Foil Wrapped Salmon and vegetables

Foil Wrapped Salmon

 

Dessert

These aren’t exactly healthy, but they are lighter recipes than typical desserts. And I think they both are perfect for brunch.

Pecan Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - thatrecipe.com

Lighter Pecan Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Whole Orange Cake: A moist rich bundt cake made with whole citrus fruit - peel and all. If you like marmalade you are bound to love this cake.Whole Orange Cake

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