There is plenty of good news surrounding Easter Sunday for those who observe the religious holiday. And in terms of more earthly matters, such as your waistline, these Easter brunch options may also be good news. While lighter, these dishes are delicious additions to your Easter table. And in light of new dietary guidelines, which no longer demonize eggs, you can go ahead and eat these dishes without feeling as guilty about dietary cholesterol (subject, of course, to any dietary restrictions advised by your doctor).
This tasty and filling savory bread pudding dish is colorful, hearty, and delicious. It makes great use of seasonal asparagus.
For best results, be sure to use stale bread (a day or two old). I say Italian here, but any artisanal bread will work beautifully. A whole wheat sourdough would be perfect, as well as adding a little extra fiber. More »
This sausage and mushroom casserole saves fat calories by using chicken sausage, liquid egg substitute in place of some of the eggs, and reduced fat cheese. But feel free to use whole eggs and dispense with the egg substitute if you prefer. Do use whole grain bread if you can for added fiber. Prepare this casserole ahead of time. Refrigerate overnight and bake in the morning. More »
Thanks to eggs, cheese and milk, traditional stratas are high in fat and calories. Thankfully, you can lighten these dishes by using a blend of eggs and egg substitute, nonfat milk, and reduced fat cheese. It also uses whole wheat bread for an extra nutritional boost. To save time on the day, make this strata the night before or a few hours ahead if it's more convenient. If so, simply cover and refrigerate the strata until about a half hour before you want to bake it. More »
This light and fluffy Herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata is perfect for Easter or Mother's Day. I use egg substitute to lower the amount of cholesterol, but you can also use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites if you prefer, or stick with whole eggs. Frittatas can be cut into triangles, small squares and can be served either warm or at room temperature. More »