Eating brunch has become a growing trend over the past 5 years and there are virtually hundreds of thousands of brunch pics posted on Instagram alone. This popular trend has become a habit for many, however, many experts criticize brunch as being a sneaky calorie bomb, due to the high amount of fat and sugar it usually contains. If you want to still enjoy your brunch without any guilt, the following brunch recipes are just for you…
Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Egg Hash Browns
This wonderful savory brunch recipe is so rich and flavorful that you won’t even notice it is healthy as well. To make it, all you have to do is combine a small peeled and cubed sweet potato, with ⅓ cup of fresh spinach leaves, 2 tbsp of ghee, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of cumin, and a dash of Himalayan salt in a pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until the sweet potato cubes have become crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. Transfer onto a shallow plate and top with sunny side up, fried egg.
Total amount of calories per serving: 298
Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes
If you fancy something sweet for brunch minus the sugar and the calories, you will love these apple and cinnamon pancakes. To make them, mix together 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and ½ tsp of salt in a medium bowl. Then add 1 cup of grated apple, 1 ½ cups of buttermilk, 1 large egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract and combine with the dry mixture, until you form a creamy batter. Heat 2 tbsp of canola oil, and pour every time 1/4th of butter, using a small cup to help pour it on the pan or the griddle. Cook until the edges become solid and the mixture is slightly bubbly. Don’t forget to turn the other side as well. Serve with sliced apples and some honey or agave syrup drizzled on top.
Total calories per serving: 178
Baked eggs with Tomato & Feta
A hearty recipe inspired by Greek flavors that is just as delicious as it sounds--plus it is very easy to make and requires minimal equipment. To enjoy this wonderful Mediterranean brunch, combine ½ cup of chopped beefsteak tomatoes with ½ cup of crumbled feta cheese, and 1 tsp of dried oregano in small bowl. Distribute over 4, 4 oz. porcelain or pyrex ramekins (make sure that you spray them with cooking spray first) and top each ramekin with one cracked egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 375F/180C for 15 to 18 minutes and serve warm as it is.
Total amount of calories per serving: 240
Brunch Stuffed Pepper
If you have some peppers left in the fridge and look for more creative and healthy ways to eat them, here is a wonderful recipe for brunch: chicken sausage stuffed peppers. To recreate this recipe, halve and remove the seeds from 2 large green peppers (ending with 4 pepper boats), lightly drizzle them with some oil, and fill ⅔ of these with crumbled Italian chicken sausage (3 sausages are enough). Top with some shredded mozzarella on top and dry basil and bake in a preheated oven at 375F/180C.
Total amount of calories: 251
So now you have some healthy brunch ideas to try out, it would also be wise to drink zero or low-calorie drinks as well, like lemon water or unsweetened herbal tea as commercial fruit juices and fizzy drinks are plain unhealthy and high in calories.