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Feb 20, 2014 04:05 AM

Heart healthy brunch ideas?

My boyfriend's dad had a heart attack about a month ago, and we offered to cook his family brunch this weekend. I'm used to making over the top desserts and egg dishes for brunch, so I'm feeling a little at a loss. Does anyone have some good heart healthy breakfast/brunch recipes they love?

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  1. I love frittatas, particularly egg white frittatas. You can load it up with veggies for a filling meal. Oatmeal bar with ready-to-go oatmeal and various nuts and fruits. Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits.

    1. Agree with the fruit and Greek yogurt parfaits.

      A cheese and tomato omelet or zucchini frittata/quiche

      An overnight oatmeal from the crockpot, perhaps with various fruits that can be sprinkled on top (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, chopped kiwis and mangoes)

      These Lemon Muffins sound amazing!

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        most hard cheeses are not heart healthy

          1. re: westsidegal

            Tha's not true. Unless you eat it with bread or on pasta.

        1. Hmm...good suggestions here already!

          I love the idea of an egg-white frittata. Asparagus is my favorite veg to incorporate, but spinach and a little feta and tomato is good, too.

          How about breakfast burritos with egg whites, avocados, tomato, roasted red peppers?

          How about a little Canadian bacon baked with egg whites and mushrooms into a casserole....or stuffed into a pita?

          How about you mix neufchatel with finely minced chive/scallions/shallots...schmear a little bit on a wasa, and top with a little bite of lox/capers?
          Greek yogurt with healthy toppings: berries, slivered almonds.

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          1. re: pinehurst

            I love broccoli in the egg white frittata. The others you mention are also great.

          2. Poached salmon with a yogurt dill sauce or tzaziki
            Fresh fruit salad
            "Healthy" muffins, I like Eating Well recipes

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            1. re: Marge

              Mmmmm! What a great brunch menu. Salmon is very heart healthy - I love the idea of poached salmon with a yogurt-dill sauce.

            2. Another egg idea - muffin egg cups. It would help to limit portions so you could still incorporate whole eggs. You can make veggie as well as lean ham or lean turkey variations.

              Also a new favorite of mine - chia seed pudding