9+ Healthy Brunch Recipes
Blueberry Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas
These pancakes are made with whole-wheat pastry flour, which provides a healthy dose of filling fiber.
Huevos Rancheros Salad
Swapping in greens for fried tortillas helps slash more than half of this fave's calories.
Sweet Potato Hash
Sautéing sweet potatoes instead of frying regular potatoes is a great way to save on calories and fat. Plus, it's much easier!
Cheese & Chive Grits
All you need is a few ounces of goat cheese and some fresh herbs to make corn grits a delicious breakfast side.
Turkey Sausage Patties
Skip the frozen stuff! Making your own turkey sausage is easy and additive-free.
This creamy, healthy riff on hollandaise forgoes yolks and cuts the amount of butter called for in the classic sauce.
Baked Irish Eggs
Everything's cuter in a ramekin! This low-carb brunch option is bulked up with protein and veggies.
Yogurt Bowl with Dried Figs, Roasted Apples, Fresh Mint & Coconut Flakes
Zing up your everyday yogurt with sweet, healthy ingredients like apples, coconut flakes and figs.
Ginger Pom Spritzer
What's brunch without a few fat-free cocktails? Try this blushing beauty.
Grapefruit Lemon Spritzer
This sweet and tangy spritzer is sure to wake you up.
Orange Cream Spritzer
This creamy twist on a mimosa is just 70 calories per serving!
Brunch Menu Do's and Don'ts
Feel like going out for brunch instead? Use our handy guide to make wiser choices when you order away from home.
Buyer Beware: It's no surprise that stuffed French toast, usually packed with a little bit of fruit and a lot of cream cheese, is a no-no. A typical serving is around 1,000 calories.
Best Bet: Calorie for calorie, pancakes and waffles are pretty similar: It's the toppings you need to be smart about. A half cup of berries, peaches or apples are all under 50 calories.
Buyer Beware: Watch out for omelets that are made with three or more eggs and then packed with rich fillings like sausage and cheese. These mega dishes can have 900 or more calories -- without the toast.
Best Bet: Build your own veggie omelet. Ask if the omelet can be made with fewer eggs or with a combo of eggs and egg whites. One large egg weighs in at around 70 calories and 5 grams of fat.
Buyer Beware: Standard-size pork sausage patties and links have more than twice the calories of a strip of bacon.
Best Bet: You can have your bacon and eat it, too! One slice has about 50 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Buyer Beware: Steer clear of flavored coffees. The syrups used to make them can pack in dozens of empty calories per cup.
Best Bet: Good news: A Bloody Mary gets the green light -- it typically has just 160 calories. Skip the vodka to slim it down to about 30.