- Minimize your beverage. Make sure that if you are set on drinking juice, you serve it in a small glass. A serving of juice is 4 oz and contains 60 calories. So with just a few swigs, you've downed a bunch of calories without the satisfaction of actually eating. Best to go with water and in that case - bring on a nice large goblet!
- Make meat a side dish, not the anchor of the meal. Breakfast meats such as bacon, sausage and ham are typically high in sodium and saturated fat, so keep portions small. I like bacon just as much as the next guy, so I'd hate to give it up completely. A slice or a link is enough to satisfy that craving, and then focus more on other brunch offerings.
- Keep dairy low-fat. Whether it is milk, yogurt, or cheeses, they offer great sources of protein and calcium - but don't need to burden your meal with extra fat.
- Incorporate fruits and veggies.
- Fruit plate
- Fruits salads
- Fresh berries to top waffles and pancakes
- Hashbrowns (shredded potatoes or the loose hashbrowns have less fat than the formed, patty-style)
- Roasted potatoes (a mix of sweet and white with the skins left on - yummy!)
- Mix vegetables into eggs, stratas and omelets
Here is a link to loads of tasty, healthful brunch recipes:
If you have any links to your favorite brunch recipes, please add them in your comments.