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Healthy Easter Brunch
March 26, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Healthy Easter Brunch

Healthy Easter Brunch

We love Easter and with it the start of Spring.  It feels so great to be able to go outside and play after being stuck inside all Winter.  For kids, Easter usually means little plastic eggs filled with all sorts of sugary delights.  For adults, Easter usually is a time of reflection and family.  We always get together and have a meal with family – either dinner or brunch.  We have found that if  you fill your kids with delicious and healthy food earlier in the day, then they are less likely to stuff themselves with candy later.  Our Healthy Easter Brunch is satisfying, delicious and full of whole food ingredients packed with nutrition.

For Easter brunch, we like to keep the menu fresh and simple by using a variety of fruits and veggies.   Fruit is not only sweet, but is colorful and can tempt the palate of any little one – especially berries!

Healthy Easter Brunch. Combat the sugar overload with a healthy brunch!

We used almond butter in the crust because it adds a beautiful hint of nutty flavor and a whole lot of nutrition.  Almond butter has fiber, protein and a lot more Vitamin E than peanut butter.   Combined with the cool creamy yogurt filling and the sweet juicy berries, this tart is perfect for a brunch.

Healthy Easter Brunch. Combat the sugar overload with a healthy brunch!

For something a little more hearty and savory we made an asparagus frittata.  This was absolutely delicious.

Healthy Easter Brunch. Combat the sugar overload with a healthy brunch!

We love this recipe because it is super versatile.  We used asparagus and ham in our frittata, but you could use broccoli, peppers, sweet potato, turkey – so many options!

Healthy Easter Brunch. Combat the sugar overload with a healthy brunch!

We loved the combination of sweet and light tart with a savory frittata.  To wash it all down, we served the tart and frittata with a fresh citrus juice bar.    You can just serve orange juice, or we served:

  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Blood Orange Juice

If you are buying juice, just make sure to buy 100% juice without added sugars.  So refreshing.  We hope your Easter is full of fun, family, and good food!

Healthy Easter Brunch. Combat the sugar overload with a healthy brunch!

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Healthy Easter Brunch

Healthy Easter Brunch
Serves: 4
Raspberry Almond Tart Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chilled almond butter
  • 3 TBL butter
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water
Cut the almond butter and butter into the flour. Then slow add the water as you mix until it forms a dough. Then roll out and place in your tart pan. Bake at 400 F for 20-30 minutes, until golden. Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt (flavored or plain)
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp 100% orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp sweetener (we used honey)
  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
Dissolve the gelatin in the orange juice by heating in the microwave for 20 seconds. Cool to room temperature. Beat the whip cream with the sweetener. Then fold everything together with the yogurt and chill in your fridge for 30 minutes. Once your crust has cooled completely, pour the filling into the crust and then top with raspberries. Frittata
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 8 oz ham
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  1. Start by chopping the asparagus into small pieces. Dice onion and mince garlic.
  2. Heat an oven safe saute pan with a small amount of oil. Sauté asparagus, garlic and onion. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add your ham, diced into small bite size pieces.
  4. Lightly beat your eggs in a bowl, and then pour them into your saute pan over the veggies.
  5. Stir the eggs until they begin to set, and then turn the heat to low and cover. Let them cook until the top is almost set.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Place in the oven on Broil, until the cheese is melted bubbly, and just starts to turn brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
written by
Natalie Monson

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Joyce says:

Yummy brunch! What kind of pan is that?

Natalie says:

Joyce – It is just a Calphalon standard saute pan.

Kendra says:

Thank you for this! My in-laws are coming over for Easter brunch and I’m trying to convert them to healthy eaters so that my daughter will have all positive food role models in her life but they are a hard sell, hope this helps! Now if I can just catch their basket at the door to dispose of all the candy that my daughter “needs and I’m depriving her of”! Yes these are my in-laws, YAY 🙁

Traci says:

I’m loving both of these breakfasts! They look absolutely delicious!

Natalie says:

Kendra – good luck – and way to be a healthy influence!

Kristy K. says:

Do you have a suggestion for a replacement for the almond butter? We have a nut allergy in our family…

Natalie says:

You can probably just leave the almond butter out and add in a little extra butter.

tamara says:

You can use soy butter (Like WOW Butter) or sunflower seed butter

Tamara says:

I love the Raspberry Tart. I did cheat and didn’t make the crust, I used store bought graham crust which worked perfectly with the filling. A definite crowd pleaser!

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