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Ladies Who Brunch: Heart Healthy Brunch Ideas Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Ladies Who Brunch: Heart Healthy Brunch Ideas Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Written by: Sabina Rebis

 

With Mom’s Day just around the corner, brunch is always a great place to start planning a girly gossip fest. If you’re watching your cholesterol, or simply hoping to stay away from the muffin top look this spring, pancake stacks glistening with syrup and butter are probably not the best option. 

Try these heart healthy breakfast options with your matching mimosas:

An egg white omelette. The source of cholesterol and fat found in eggs is in the yolks. Skip the yellow and add some red, orange, and greens like spinach, onions, carrots, and tomatoes. Packed with fiber and protein, egg-white omelets will power you up. (http://enjoypurefood.com/)

French toast or waffles. If you’re aching for some sweet carbs, choose homemade waffles or French toast over the chocolate chip pancakes. Skip the butter and whipped cream and opt for fruit toppings and syrup on the side. (Granola french toast: http://www.eatatthefarmhouse.com/brunch/)

Avocado on toast. Avocado is THE millennial meal accessory and for good reason. Avocados have monounsaturated fatty acids (referred to as ‘the good fat’), and so will keep you full longer. They’re also packed with vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, riboflavin, niacin, folate, magnesium, potassium… the list goes on! (http://enjoypurefood.com/)

Smoothie sunrise. Take mom for an early morning stroll and pick up a smoothie or parfait on the way. A fruit or yogurt smoothie will leave you both feeling revved up for that spa sash or shopping expedition. (http://www.unbakeryandjuicerykc.com/)

It’s ok to bLunch. Ok, a salad for brunch may sound cheap, but these days there are so many creative salad options that boring is simply not one of them. When you hit that gray zone between not quite breakfast and almost lunch, consider a kale salad topped with almonds and shaved veggies. Your heart will thank you. (http://thewestsidelocal.com/blunch/)

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