Satisfy your guests without derailing your diet
Even though I don’t celebrate Easter I usually get-together with friends and family for an Easter Sunday brunch. In past years, we would hit up a decadent Indian food buffet or go to a fancy hotel to dine. On the menu? Pancakes, pies, and cookies, and way too many calories to count.
This year, in keeping with my healthy lifestyle, I invited everyone over for an at-home Sunday brunch.
On the menu:
* Omelets made with eggs or egg whites with your choice of mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, cilantro, low-fat cheese, turkey ham, and turkey sausage.
* Roasted red potatoes cooked with onions and bell peppers.
* Whole grain toast topped with light cream cheese or reduced-sugar organic strawberry preserves.
* Fruit, which included a mix of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, and cantaloupe.
* Mimosas made with champagne and 100 percent orange juice.
* Dessert was store-bought sugar cookies that had just 75 calories a piece.
All in all, it was a beautiful day and a successful Easter brunch. Everyone was satisfied and no one complained about feeling bloated or overstuffed—the best part!
Our 2012 Weight Loss Diary writer, Yasmin, is a 32-year-old web content producer who is looking to get healthy and love her body! Follow along on her year-long weight loss journey!