Fun and Festive Easter Brunch Recipes
Add a taste of springtime to your healthy holiday meal
Makes 14 rolls.
Per serving (1 roll): 125 calories, 4.5 g protein, 21 g
carbohydrate, 3 g fat (0.6 g saturated fat, 1.1 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g
polyunsaturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 186 mg sodium. Calories
from fat: 21%.
Light Broccoli and Turkey Sausage Brunch Casserole
This brunch entrÃ©e almost has it all -- meat, vegetables, and dairy. Make it
vegetarian by using a soy-based sausage or leaving the sausage out.
8 ounces light turkey sausage (such as Light Jimmy
5 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained (about 12-14 ounces); cut
large florets in half
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups shredded, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
1 cup part-skim or low-fat ricotta cheese
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon garlic and herb salt-free seasoning (Mrs. Dash) or garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (add more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt (add more to taste -- optional)
2 large ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with canola
- Brown sausage in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it
into small pieces as it cooks, using a potato masher or spatula.
- Add browned sausage bits, broccoli florets, green onions, and 1/2 cup of
cheddar cheese to a large bowl and toss to blend. Spoon into the prepared
- Add 1/2 cup of the cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs and egg substitute,
half-and-half, garlic seasoning, pepper, and salt to mixing bowl, and beat on
medium until smooth. Pour mixture over the sausage and broccoli in pan.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top of mixture in pan and arrange tomato
slices on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes in preheated
oven. Uncover and bake until cooked throughout (about 15 minutes more.) Let
stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 235 calories, 23 g protein, 9.5 g carbohydrate, 12
g fat (5.5 g saturated fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat)
150 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 500 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 46%.
Medically updated March