Spring is here which means it’s time for one of my favorite holidays - Easter!
For me, Easter brunch is a tradition that evokes so many lovely family memories throughout the years. My Nonny would buy each of us a new Easter outfit and we’d be excited to wear it for brunch, whether it was out at a restaurant or a home cooked meal at a family member’s house.
However, brunch often comes with an overload of sugar and unhealthy foods. While it’s important to keep some of those traditional recipes that have become our favorites, it's possible to create a delicious and nutritious Easter brunch that satisfies your taste buds and your health goals.
To help you find some new and nutritious recipes, I’ve compiled a 30 recipe collection featuring savory frittatas, fresh spring salads, healthy desserts, and more! So, let's dive into this Easter brunch made healthy and delicious.
One great way to incorporate veggies AND protein into your Easter brunch is through savory frittatas. These delicious egg-based dishes are easy to make and can be customized with your favorite veggies and herbs. Plus, they can be made ahead of time and reheated on the day of your brunch for a stress-free morning.
Not only are frittatas a tasty and healthy addition to your Easter brunch, but they also provide plenty of protein to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day. Serve alongside a fresh spring salad for a complete meal that will impress your guests and leave you feeling satisfied.
Fresh Spring Salads
No Easter brunch is complete without a few light and refreshing salads. Plus, they're a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your meal. Start by selecting your favorite leafy greens, such as arugula or baby spinach. Then, add in some crunchy veggies, like shredded carrots, sliced radishes, and diced cucumbers. For some sweetness, throw in some fresh berries or sliced peaches.
To make a simple dressing, mix together some olive oil, lemon juice, and a touch of honey or Dijon mustard. Toss the veggies and dressing together, and you're ready to serve. You can even make a big batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until it's time to eat.
Pair your salad with the savory frittata we just talked about, and you have a perfect brunch meal that's both healthy and delicious. But wait, we can't forget about dessert...
No Easter brunch is complete without some sweet treats, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your healthy eating habits. Instead of reaching for the sugary pastries or pies, try making some healthy desserts that still satisfy your sweet tooth.
One option is to make a fruit salad with a variety of colorful and juicy fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi. You can also add a dollop of whipped coconut cream for a creamy texture and added flavor.
For a more decadent dessert, try making the almond crepes or the chocolate almond butter eggs (which can be found in the recipe collection!).
With these healthy dessert options, you can indulge in something sweet without all the guilt!
Grab these recipes and more at the link below!
DIY Mimosa Bar
Another fun addition to your Easter brunch is a DIY mimosa bar. With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create a delightful and customizable drink station for your guests.
Start with a few different types of sparkling wine or champagne, and then add in some fruit juices like orange, grapefruit, and cranberry. You can also include freshly squeezed citrus fruits, sliced strawberries, and other fruit garnishes for added flavor and visual appeal. I also like to include sparkling seltzer waters for those who want an alcohol-free option.
To make it even more interesting, consider adding in some unexpected ingredients like elderflower liqueur, ginger beer, or even a splash of bitters. This will give your guests a chance to get creative and mix their own unique drink combinations.
With a DIY mimosa bar, you can make your Easter brunch feel extra special and festive. Your guests will love the opportunity to mix and match flavors and create their own unique drink experience. Plus, it's a fun and interactive way to add some extra flair to your holiday gathering.,
I hope this delicious and healthy recipe collection inspires you to take a new approach to Easter brunch. From savory frittatas to fresh spring salads, healthy desserts, and a DIY mimosa bar, you can create a delicious and nourishing meal that your loved ones will enjoy. So indulge in your favorite flavors without compromising your health goals and show your family and friends how much you care about their health.
As you gather around the table, share some laughs, savor every bite, and remember that this brunch is more than just a meal - it's an opportunity to create amazing family memories. So go ahead, give that new recipe a try. Maybe you’ll find a new dish to add to your Easter brunch traditions.
Wishing you health and wellness,