Let’s be real, breakfast is the greatest meal of the day and if you’re a fan of weekend brunches, you already know that this is the time to indulge and enjoy! Who cares about calories...
But if you’re health-conscious, you don’t have to choose between enjoying a delicious brunch and skipping it altogether!
Let us give you a few tips to navigate the brunch menu the healthy way!
Pancakes or waffles
If you have a sweet tooth and your all time favourite for brunch is pancakes or waffles – get them. Just be cautious when it comes to the toppings. Skip the butter and ask for some fresh fruit as a side instead of sugary syrups or whipped cream.
An omelette is a great way to get in lots of food groups. Often, it is made with 3 whole eggs. To cut back on calories, better ask for 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites.
Choose your sides wisely
Most savoury dishes come with potato sides like fries or hash browns plus a side of toast. Choose either whole-grain toast or the potatoes — not both. Otherwise, you end up with too many carbs on your plate. In place of potatoes, get sliced tomatoes, a side salad or seasonal vegetables.
Oatmeal and granola may seem like the healthiest version on the brunch menu, but be careful. Housemade granola may be loaded with oil, butter, and sugar, so ask your server how it's prepared before ordering.
Those delicious burgers
A burger sounds tempting, specially leaning toward the “lunch” side of brunch. Make it healthier with some adjustments. Choose avocado in place of cheese and skip the added bacon. Replace the fries with a side salad. You can also order the burger bunless to cut back the carbs.
Aim to order just one alcoholic drink for the duration of your meal, and be sure to sip plenty of water. Champagne is a great choice if you’re looking to cut out some calories. Mimosas are generally made with additional sugar in the form of juice, so best avoided.