Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Make your holiday breakfast or brunch special with these easy, festive recipes.
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
There are so many things that make the holiday season special, but one thing is the food -- am I right? For many of us, this is the only time of year we enjoy certain dishes, some of which have cultural significance. So now is the perfect time for a few festive (but healthy) breakfast and brunch recipes!
More than perhaps any other time of year, people are likely to be making special breakfasts and sitting down to eat with visiting friends and family. The way I see it, there are four ways to celebrate the season with breakfast or brunch before, during, and after Christmas Day:
4 Holiday Breakfast or Brunch Recipes
Here are four festive breakfast or brunch recipes. Two are easy holiday spreads for biscuits, muffins, or other breakfast breads; the others offer a holiday twist on two popular breakfast foods: gingerbread muffins and cranberry orange scones.
Yield: About 4 servings
Nutrition Information: Per serving (just the orange butter): 85 calories, 0.2 g protein, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 7.7 g fat, 4.7 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 0.3 g fiber, 80 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 79%.
Cranberry Cream Cheese
Nutrition Information Per tablespoon (just the cranberry spread): 32 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 1.7 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber, 51 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 48%.
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