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Healthy Brunch Recipes to Lighten Up Your Weekend Mornings

Healthy, No-Reservation-Needed Brunch Recipes

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Going out to eat has its time and place in everyone's weekly routine. But sometimes, brunch is best when it's cooked up in your own kitchen (read: Friends, eggs, French toast—what could be better?). We know: *healthy* brunch recipes (you know, the kind that won't leave you feeling post-Thanksgiving full but will satisfy those Saturday and Sunday cravings). Here, the best options to whip up at home. Your fave brunch spot can always wait, right? Related: How to Maintain Healthy Habits On the Weekend without Sacrificing Your Social Life.

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Green Tomato Egg Cups with Grilled Salsa

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When guests come over you always want to show off your cooking skills (even if you're far from Top Chef material). And with this tomato egg cup, your meal will look just as amazing as it tastes. (Another easy egg recipe perfect for brunch: egg muffins.)

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Grilled Melon Salad with Mint

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The juicy flavors of melon pair perfectly with fresh mint, but no need to stop there. You can grill almost any fruit, including pineapple, peaches, pears, and bananas. (Next up, try these tasty twists on grilled veggies.)

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Grilled "Smoked" Salmon with Everything Bagel Quinoa Crunch

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Smoked salmon on a bagel is a brunch classic. (It's also loaded with omega-3s.) This meal requires a little prep work (you have to let the salmon cure overnight) so send out the brunch memo in advance.

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Grilled French Toast with Gingered Plum Compot

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This is not your average French toast. Tangy yogurt and whole-grain sourdough bread combine deliciously with sweet plums and candied ginger (which is really good for you, FYI).

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Citrus Ginger Sparkle

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Every brunch needs a signature cocktail. Swap out your usual mimosa for this Citrus Ginger Sparkler, make with fresh grapefruit juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger ale, and pairs perfectly with the recipes featured above. (Not a fan of grapefruit? Check out these kombucha cocktails as a tangy alternative.)

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