Macy’s Day Parade Morning Breakfast

 Thanksgiving,Holidays
October 21, 2011

Celebrate the Macy's Day Parade with a light early bird menu

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Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn
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Marching bands, Santa and a whole lot of helium converge on the streets of New York each and every Thanksgiving for the famous Macy’s Day Parade. At our house, watching the live broadcast while enjoying a light breakfast with early-bird guests is tradition. Here are a few no-fuss recipes for morning munchies that will leave plenty of room for the feast to come:

  • Snoopy Scrambled Eggs: A quick scramble is always a crowd pleaser and has enough “oomph” to satisfy without stuffing like a casserole would. But since this is a holiday, dress eggs up a little using tomatoes, thyme and heavy cream in our Scrambled Eggs recipe.
  • Float Fruit Salad: Keep it light with a simple bowl of freshly chopped pineapple, bananas, apples, pears and grapes. Top the mix off with lemon juice to keep flavors fresh, or try a fizzy lemon-lime soda. It will keep the cut fruit from turning while adding a little effervescent flavor.
  • Rockette Ready Muffins: When making muffins on Thanksgiving morning, use ingredients that are going to play a part in your feast such as sweet potatoes, cranberries and/or pumpkin. Try our Heart-Smart Sweet Potato Muffins for a sweet no-hassle recipe.

In need of more simple breakfast ideas? Check out our list of parade-ready dishes below.

—By Emily Arno

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Greek Yogurt with Fresh Pears and Toasted Walnuts

A simple, Greek-style breakfast that focuses on fruits and nuts but provides more energy than a toaster pastry.

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Pumpkin Cheddar Grits

Squash gives extra flavor and Vitamin A to cheese grits.

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Bengali Breakfast Grains

This Indian-inspired breakfast cereal stars bulgur and blueberries.