Holiday Brunch for Everyone

by in Gluten-Free, Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, Vegan, December 20, 2011


With family and friends visiting during the holidays, you’re bound to have a few folks who need a special meal. There’s no need to stress, we’ve got you covered with brunch recipes for special diets.

Gluten-Free
Bake a batch of gluten-free muffins a day or two before your guests arrive so you’ll have something on hand for them to munch on.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (above)

Kid-Friendly
Serve these scrumptious pancakes with a tall glass of low fat milk – the kids will never guess they’re eating a perfectly balanced meal.

Recipe: Apple Pancakes

Heart-Healthy
The small amount of Gruyere used here kicks up the flavor in this quiche, but still leaves room for it to be a heart healthy recipe.

Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche

Diabetic-Friendly
This perfectly portioned meal has 6 grams of carbohydrates per serving—plus, it’s diary-free and heart-healthy too.

Recipe: Poached Eggs with Canadian Bacon and Spinach

Dairy-Free
These bite-sized sandwiches are perfect guests who are allergic or can’t tolerate dairy. For more variety, use additional fillings like tuna salad and hummus and cucumbers.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Dill Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Vegan
This porridge is brimming with all types of whole grains like farro, wild rice and steel-cut oats. Serve up with vegan toppings like maple syrup or chopped nuts.

Recipe: Whole Grain Breakfast Porridge

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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