Healthy Recipes

How to make a healthier brunch at home

Our nutritious spread features a traditional egg dish, sweet crepes and hearty hash browns — you won't even miss the bacon.

healthy brunch menu

Photo, Sian Richards.

Relish the best meal of the week with our selection of better-for-you dishes to prepare at home:

1. Root-vegetable hash
Add sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips to your potato hash browns for a boost of vitamin A and fibre and a hit of colour.

2. Eggs florentine
Use vitamin-K–filled spinach and omega-3–rich salmon instead of ham or bacon. Serve the hollandaise on the side and prepare one egg per guest, instead of two. Get the smarter eggs florentine recipe.

3. Flavoured water
Toss fruit and herbs (like strawberries, cucumbers and mint) into a pitcher of water and chill overnight for a sugar-free alternative to juice.

4. Grapefruit brûlé
Impress guests (while serving them a healthy dose of antioxidants and fibre) with warm grapefruit halves topped with caramelized brown sugar. Get the grapefruit brûlé recipe.

5. Sweet crepes
These thin pancakes are a better choice than waffles, French toast or flapjacks. Drizzle with antioxidant-rich maple syrup and skip the whipped cream. Get the quinoa crepes recipe.

6. Brunch bubbles
Fake a mimosa by mixing orange juice with sparkling water. Serve beverages in five-ounce champagne flutes instead of large tumblers.

7. Simple sweets
Keep dessert light with dark-chocolate-covered fruit, like bananas. Roll them in dried cranberries, chopped pecans or crushed cornflakes after dipping. Get the banana bonbons recipe.

8. Fruit kabobs
Switch up your standard vitamin-packed fruit salad by serving it on skewers. Try fresh peach slices, strawberry halves, grapes and mint leaves.