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?
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.
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!
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.
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