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    Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Brunch

    For when you don't want to ruin the weekend with salad.

    Brunch is a time-honored way to totally go to town on food you probably wouldn't eat every single day of the week.

    1. Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

    Courtesy Anne Mauney / Via

    I'm a huge fan of eggs for brunch, and this homemade sweet potato hash with poached eggs is the perfect combination of comfort food and health. It's a good dish to impress guests with, too, because it looks and sounds fancy but it's easy to make! To save time, make the sweet potatoes ahead of time - or simply use leftover roasted potatoes. Never made poached eggs at home before? Try it - it's easier than you'd think. Or, you can always substitute fried eggs (leave the yolk runny!) instead."

    Get the recipe here.

    —Anne Mauney, MPH, RD, founder of

    2. Easy Whole Wheat Blueberry Waffles

    3. Bacon, Eggs, Greens, and An English Muffin With Jam

    4. Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

    5. Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Avocado Sauce

    6. Yuca-Tomato Basil Frittata

    7. Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas

    Courtesy Nita Sharda / Via

    "​What I love about this Sunday meal is that the ingredients are typically stored away in the pantry and the recipe can be easily adapted. Don't have peppers? Use any other vegetable you wish. Not a fan of black beans? Use shredded chicken. Besides, who doesn't want to wake up to a tex-mex meal? And, for those egg lovers feel free to top their enchilada with a soft-fried egg. All are happy!"

    Get the recipe here.

    —Nita Sharda, RD, owner of Carrots and Cake Balanced Nutrition Consulting

    8. Creme Brulee French Toast

    9. Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

    Courtesy Amelia Winslow / Via

    "These Greek Yogurt Pancakes are a family favorite. Everyone loves their fluffy texture, and I love that they’re packed with protein and whole grains. Even better, the pancakes only take a couple minutes longer than using a boxed mix, so it’s easy to get breakfast on the table quickly!"

    Get the recipe here.

    —Amelia Winslow, MS, MPH, nutritionist and founder of Eating Made Easy

    10. Sweet Potato Tarts

    11. Huevos Rancheros

    12. French Toast Bread Pudding

    Courtesy Anjali Shah / Via

    "This is an easy-to-prepare, make-ahead weekend breakfast that's guaranteed to please the whole family! It's rich and decadent like bread pudding should be, but thanks to a few healthy swaps it's low-calorie, low-fat, and actually good for you! This is one breakfast treat you can feel great about eating."

    Get the recipe here.

    —Anjali Shah, board certified health coach and founder of The Picky Eater

    13. Homemade Chilaquiles

    Courtesy Katie Yip / Via

    "The best part about this recipe is that all the ingredients used are easy to find, inexpensive, and more importantly ... minimally processed — just whole and clean foods."

    Get the recipe here.

    Katie Yip, New York City-based Pilates teacher

    14. Baked Portabella Breakfast

    15. Buckwheat Pancakes With Agave And Peanut Butter

    Courtesy Aina Hussain

    "I like to indulge in something warm, sweet and fulfilling on weekends and this almost always involves pancakes. These are made with buckwheat flour, almond milk, and water. These always hit the right notes alongside a cup of coffee, and give me the sweet kick I save for the weekend!"

    Get the recipe here.

    —Aina Hussain, registered nutritionist and founder of The Fruitful Foodie

    16. Blueberry Protein Pancakes (with Fresh Fruit and Turkey Bacon)

    Courtesy Amanda Foti

    "Blueberry protein pancakes are easy to make but take more time than a weekday morning may permit. As a dietitian I still love pancakes (who doesn't?) and these are ... low in simple carbs and sugars and high in protein."

    Recipe here.

    —Amanda Foti, Senior Registered Dietitian for Selvera Wellness

    17. Spinach and Egg Mini Muffins

    Courtesy David Kirsch

    "This tasty, easy-to-prepare breakfast combines two nutrient–rich powerhouse foods. I love making a batch and using in the morning and as an after-school snack!"

    The recipe: In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp water, 1 tsp mustard, and salt and pepper until mixed but not too foamy. Wash 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach and add to a medium nonstick skillet while still a little damp. Sauté over high heat until just wilted, then transfer the spinach to a silicone mini muffin pan. Divide the egg mixture evenly between the muffin molds, put the muffin mold on a baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is firm.

    —David Kirsch, celebrity trainer, founder of David Kirsch Wellness, and author of Ultimate Family Wellness

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