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Sep 23, 2012

Brunch Recipes Under 300 Calories

Cheese and tomato omelette

This veggie-packed omelet is perfect for brunch or a simple supper. For a delicious side, serve a medley of fresh fruit, such as mandarin oranges with kiwifruit and grapes.

Brunch Parfaits

These parfaits are as tasty to eat as they are lovely to look at. Using low-fat yogurt saves on fat and calories while still giving you the benefits of protein and calcium. Strawberries and apricots add sweetness, and vitamin C and granola gives fiber and crunch.

Skillet Soufflé

Fluffier than scrambled eggs, this soufflé is just as easy to prepare and is perfect served alongside a juicy wedge of melon and a green salad. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. Eggs are also one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

Garden vegetable 

The season's best vegetables and a variety of cheeses make this a crowd-pleasing and healthy meal that can be assembled the night before, refrigerated and cooked just prior to serving. The benefits of a diet rich in vegetables include lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

Ranch breakfast muesli

Jump-start your morning with this heart-healthy dish that's bursting with healthful ingredients. Almonds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants and an excellent source of monounsaturated fats that research has shown to be helpful in lowering cholesterol.

Cherry clafouti

Cherries are a terrific source of important nutrients such as beta carotene (more than blueberries or strawberries) vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, folate and disease-fighting antioxidants

Turkey and cheese casserole

All of the classic breakfast elements–sausage, eggs and cheese–are featured in this casserole that's perfect for a crowd or can be cut in half for a smaller family meal. Using turkey sausage, egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese saves on fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. No one will ever guess it's only 184 calories per serving.