Lightened-Up Weekend Brunch

Breakfast,Featured Article,Healthy,Recipes
May 6, 2011

Don't let weekend brunch derail your diet. Try our tasty takes, like a green tomato tart, on the most lazy-day meal of the week.

Mark Boughton Photography/ styling by Teresa Blackburn

The weekend brunch buffet can be a dieter's worst enemy—lots of eggy, cheesy, gravy-topped dishes and little more than bran muffins in the way of healthy choices. Here are a few brunchables that make the most of every calorie and fat gram while packing a powerful punch of tempting flavor.

Green Tomato Breakfast Cake

Green Tomato Breakfast Cake

Before the first frost hits, harvest your late-run green tomatoes and whip together this sweet and crumbly breakfast cake.


Oven-Poached Eggs in Spinach Nests

Prepare the spinach nests up to two days ahead for an easy egg brunch dish.

Bengali Breakfast Grains

Bengali Breakfast Grains

This Indian-inspired breakfast cereal stars bulgur and blueberries.

Wild Rice Breakfast Quiche

Cook wild rice for dinner and save the leftovers for this breakfast quiche.