Welcome to April and National Brunch Month! Brunch, that delightful amalgamation of breakfast and lunch that offers a relaxed atmosphere where friends and family gather to indulge in a diverse spread of culinary delights. From fluffy pancakes dripping with syrup to savory egg dishes and bottomless mimosas, brunch caters to a wide range of palates and preferences. It’s a time to savor good food, share stories, and linger over steaming cups of coffee, creating lasting memories and fostering connections that transcend the simple act of eating. Healthy brunch options can be both delicious and nutritious, offering a balance of flavors and nutrients to start your day on the right foot.

Here are some ideas:

Avocado Toast: Top whole-grain toast with mashed avocado, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add a poached egg for extra protein.

Greek Yogurt Parfait: Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola, and a drizzle of honey for a satisfying and protein-rich brunch option.

Veggie Omelette: Whip up an omelette using egg whites or whole eggs mixed with chopped vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Serve with a side of whole-grain toast.

Quinoa Bowl: Cook quinoa and top it with sautéed vegetables, avocado slices, a poached egg, and a dollop of salsa or Greek yogurt for a hearty and protein-packed brunch.

Smoothie Bowl: Blend together your favorite fruits, such as berries, banana, and spinach, with Greek yogurt and a splash of almond milk. Pour into a bowl and top with nuts, seeds, and granola for added texture and nutrition.

Smoked Salmon Platter: Arrange smoked salmon slices on whole-grain bread or crackers, and serve with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or cream cheese.

Breakfast Burrito: Fill a whole-grain tortilla with scrambled eggs, black beans, diced peppers, onions, and salsa. Roll it up and enjoy with a side of fresh fruit.

These healthy brunch ideas are not only delicious but also provide a good balance of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to keep you feeling satisfied and energized throughout the day.

Bon Appetite! –Becky

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