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31 Clean Eating Brunch Ideas

Brunch is the symbol of indulgence, for many people. A meal designed to be enjoyed with friends and family, usually with a mimosa on hand, and plenty of leftovers to spare.

Brunch is less a meal and more an event. A gathering, designed to bring people together on a lazy Sunday for a bit of community.

Most brunch dishes are all about doing the ‘most’. Tons of cream, carbs, sugar, and bacon. But what if you need your brunch to line up with some clean eating principles?

That’s where this list comes in. I firmly believe that you can still enjoy a delicious, indulgent brunch without compromising on your health goals. Better yet, I’m here to prove it.

Gear up for the coming weekend with thirty-one delicious clean eating brunch ideas!

 Healthy Brunch Ideas

1. Breakfast Skillet with Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast Skillet with Sweet Potatoes

Source: allnutritious.com

Nothing says ‘brunch’ quite like a breakfast skillet. This is one of my go-to clean eating options when I’m looking for something indulgent or comforting.

You can enjoy this with or without the egg! It’s easy to whip up for a large number of people, so you’ll have no trouble feeding the family.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 227

• Fats: 15g

• Protein: 8.4g

• Carbs: 15g

• Fiber: 3.1g

• Sugar: 5.5g

2. Savory Breakfast Bowl with Parmesan

Savory Breakfast Bowl with Parmesan

Source: allnutritious.com

Next up, another easy brunch option I reach for often. Breakfast bowls are deliciously balanced, they’re designed that way! With enough carbs, protein, and healthy fats to start your day right.

This one includes a dose of parmesan for some extra flavor. You can’t go wrong with parmesan, really.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 895

• Fats: 66g

• Protein: 26g

• Carbs: 56g

• Fiber: 16g

• Sugar: 14g

3. Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Source: allnutritious.com

Next up, time to indulge in some of the benefits of cast iron. This skillet is everything good about brunch: warm, comforting, and indulgent. Best of all, it’s easy to make for large groups.

You can make this dish if you don’t have a cast iron pan, but the seasoned iron works wonders on the ingredients if you do happen to have one.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 293

• Fats: 21g

• Protein: 12g

• Carbs: 15g

• Fiber: 3.1g

• Sugar: 4.9g

4. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

Kick off your day with a blast of protein, sans the egg. This chickpea scramble is a great vegan option if you’re vegan or having someone over for breakfast who doesn’t eat eggs.

Make it your own with an array of your favorite vegetables or proteins. This is a signature brunch dish waiting to be born!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 180

• Fats: 8.6g

• Protein: 6.8g

• Carbs: 20g

• Fiber: 3.9g

• Sugar: 5.7g

5. Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies

Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies

Source: allnutritious.com

Whether you need a side dish for a sit-down brunch or a portable option for brunch on the move, these egg muffin cups will do the trick.

These are packed to the brim with vegetables. They’re everything a clean meal should be, with enough flavor to make you forget you’re eating something healthy.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 81

• Fats: 3.7g

• Protein: 6g

• Carbs: 6.1g

• Fiber: 1.6g

• Sugar: 2.9g

6. Baked Eggs with Spinach

Baked Eggs with Spinach

Source: allnutritious.com

Next up, one of my favorites: baked eggs with spinach. This is simplicity itself, pulling together a few humble ingredients to create a delicious breakfast.

This is a definite crowd-pleaser. Serve with a few different condiments so your guests can customize the meal to their hearts’ content.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 236

• Fats: 18g

• Protein: 13g

• Carbs: 6.8g

• Fiber: 2.1g

• Sugar: 2.6g

7. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

Here’s another savory breakfast bowl for your consideration! This one uses sweet potato as a base, which is perfect for a clean brunch.

High in fiber and low in histamines, this is a protein-rich brunch dish you can easily customize.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 312

• Fats: 9.6g

• Protein: 9.3g

• Carbs: 50g

• Fiber: 8.4g

• Sugar: 19g

8. Keto Breakfast Sandwich

 Keto Breakfast Sandwich

Source: allnutritious.com

Next up, who’s ready for brunch on the go? This keto breakfast sandwich really hits the spot, echoing classic breakfast muffins like the ones you get from McDonald’s.

Instead of standard buns, though, you’ll be enjoying your sandwich on an almond flour bun. Crispy, dense, and delicious, this is a must-try.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 664

• Fats: 51g

• Protein: 43g

• Carbs: 7.8g

• Fiber: 4.7g

• Sugar: 1.4g

9. Broccoli Egg Bites

 Broccoli Egg Bites

Source: allnutritious.com

Broccoli egg bites are as easy to enjoy as they are to make. That is to say, very easy. Just pop a few on the side of a big brunch spread or enjoy as a brunch-style snack on the go.

With the clean ingredients and minimal additives, this is an ideal choice if you’re after a high-protein, clean brunch.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 31

• Fats: 2.5g

• Protein: 1.6g

• Carbs: 0.5g

• Fiber: 0.1g

• Sugar: 0.2g

10. Spicy Mushroom Wrap for Breakfast

Spicy Mushroom Wrap for Breakfast

Source: allnutritious.com

Mushrooms are one of my go-to ingredients for cooking clean. They’re high in protein, naturally flavorful, and they soak up the flavors of anything they’re cooking in.

In this case, they’re the perfect foundation for a deliciously spicy breakfast wrap. These are great for feeding a crowd!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 251

• Fats: 10g

• Protein: 11g

• Carbs: 31g

• Fiber: 3.9g

• Sugar: 6.1g

11. Potato Crust Quiche

Potato Crust Quiche

Source: thecleaneatingcouple.com

Rather than indulging in pastry first thing, why not try a new twist on this brunch classic? This tweaked quiche uses potatoes instead of pastry for its crust.

The result? A crispy, delicious crust that won’t weigh you down.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 168

• Fats: 7g

• Protein: 9g

• Carbs: 15g

• Fiber: 3g

• Sugar: 1g

12. Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

Source: joytothefood.com

If you’re looking for a clean brunch dish that doesn’t hold back on flavor, then you’ve found it. This is a simple breakfast skillet, yes, but the flavors speak for themselves.

The sweetness of the maple in this dish is a perfect counterpoint for the spicy chorizo. Layer on the vegetables and enjoy with friends and family!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 494

• Fats: 33g

• Protein: 23g

• Carbs: 25g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 10g

13. Baked Huevos Rancheros

 Baked Huevos Rancheros

Source: thefoodblog.net

Huevos rancheros is a well-known brunch staple all across the U.S. and Mexico. With spice baked into every inch of the dish, this will undoubtedly kickstart your day.

I love this dish because it comes together so quickly and easily. Baking the dish ensures that you can cook for plenty of people without having all the burners on. No stress, just delicious brunch.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 345

• Fats: 21g

• Protein: 17g

• Carbs: 25g

• Fiber: 8g

• Sugar: 6g

14. Acai Bowl

acai bowl

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Looking for something a little more refreshing to offer at your next brunch? Why not try a classic acai bowl? Acai berries are a mainstay in the clean eating world thanks to their nutrient profile.

Try setting things up like a make-your-own-bowl bar, providing toppings for your guests to craft their own smoothie bowl.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 248

• Fats: 10g

• Protein: 7g

• Carbs: 29g

• Fiber: 7g

• Sugar: 20g

15. Chicken and Spinach Breakfast Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta

Chicken and Spinach Breakfast Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta

Source: theroastedroot.net

If there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s a breakfast casserole. There’s something so liberating about whacking a few ingredients together and letting the oven do the work!

If you’re trying to impress your guests, this clean and delicious breakfast casserole will do the trick. Plus, you won’t have to spend more than fifteen minutes preparing it!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 350

• Fats: 20g

• Protein: 35g

• Carbs: 8g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 3g

16. Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles

Source: mariaushakova.com

Next up, put a clean and savory spin on the all-important waffle. Waffles are one of the most well-known brunch foods out there, but they’re usually high in carbs and sugar.

This sweet potato version lets you enjoy the experience without spiking your blood sugar too early in the day.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 240

• Fats: 8.1g

• Protein: 8.8g

• Carbs: 35.7g

• Fiber: 4.9g

• Sugar: 7.7g

17. Oat Flour Banana Pancakes

Oat Flour Banana Pancakes

Source: happygutlucky.com

Pancakes are an absolute must-have on any brunch table, but how do we make them clean? Well, these three-ingredient oat flour pancakes will do the trick!

Light and fluffy, these have a slight nuttiness that’s impossible to resist. Enjoy them with your favorite toppings, totally guilt-free.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 259

• Fats: 7g

• Protein: 10g

• Carbs: 42g

• Fiber: 5g

• Sugar: 15g

18. Almond Thyme Savoury Sweet Potato Muffins

Almond Thyme Savoury Sweet Potato Muffins

Source: beetofthewild.com

Muffins are a great option for brunch if you’re planning on having a few people over. One batch will feed plenty, and they’re also ideal for outdoor venues. Best of all, they easy to make.

Packed with thyme and sweet potato, these muffins are a low-carb alternative to the standard breakfast muffin.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 201

• Fats: 13g

• Protein: 6g

• Carbs: 18g

• Fiber: 4g

• Sugar: 2g

19. Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

Source: killingthyme.net

Keep things simple and delicious with this restaurant-worthy take on avocado toast. The poached egg on top turns this into a self-saucing breakfast.

This is ideal if it’s just you and the family, as making a ton of poached eggs can quickly become a hassle.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 482

• Fats: 31g

• Protein: 26g

• Carbs: 32g

• Fiber: 10g

• Sugar: 3g

20. Avocado Banana Bread

Avocado Banana Bread

Source: livinghealthywithchocolate.com

Take banana bread up a notch by including some avocado in the mix! While you won’t be able to taste it beyond the banana’s sweetness, the creamy avocado will make this loaf extra healthy.

On top of that, you’ll be able to sense the creamy texture in the dense, moist slices. This is a great way to give banana bread a clean eating makeover.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 181

• Fats: 15g

• Protein: 4g

• Carbs: 10g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 5g

21. Italian Frittata with Zucchini and Tomato

 Italian Frittata with Zucchini and Tomato

Source: danastable.com

Next up, the frittata! One of the most well-known brunch foods out there, the frittata naturally lends itself to clean eating. After all, it’s mostly egg and vegetable!

Make this frittata your own by including some of your favorite clean eating ingredients, then serve to impress your guests.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 95

• Fats: 6g

• Protein: 7g

• Carbs: 3g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 2g

22. Broccoli Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

 Broccoli Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Source: callmepmc.com

Looking for something a little bit unique? Look no further than this broccoli and blueberry salad. The poppyseed dressing is unique, earthy and a little bit sweet.

This is a great way to show off your culinary chops without having to work too hard to impress your friends and family. Plus, this will keep you full and satisfied all the way until dinner.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 355

• Fats: 3g

• Protein: 16g

• Carbs: 75g

• Fiber: 9g

• Sugar: 59g

23. Asparagus Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Asparagus Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Source: happykitchen.rocks

Next up, here’s another delicious take on the humble quiche! This version uses sweet potatoes as the crust, allowing you to indulge without the heaviness of pastry.

The asparagus transforms this into a springtime dish, bringing a bit of refreshing crunch to the plate.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 250

• Fats: 12g

• Protein: 19g

• Carbs: 13g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 5g

24. Green Veggie Scrambled Eggs

Green Veggie Scrambled Eggs

Source: loveincrediblerecipes.com

One of the best ways to think about clean eating is to ask yourself, ‘what can I add to my meal to make it better for my body?’. Clean eating isn’t about taking the things you love away.

It’s about adding the things your body needs, so you can enjoy well-balanced meals that you love to eat. Case in point, these scrambled eggs!  Stuffed with vegetables and still delicious.

This is what clean eating should look like.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 287

• Fats: 21g

• Protein: 18g

• Carbs: 8g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 4g

25. Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Source: artofnaturalliving.com

Lean into your fancy side for your next brunch party with this scrumptious kale and sweet potato salad. This dish is the epitome of balance. There’s a ton of fiber, protein, and healthy carbs in every bite.

The best part? You can make massive batches of the salad and feed a crowd in no time.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 506

• Fats: 38g

• Protein: 9g

• Carbs: 38g

• Fiber: 9g

• Sugar: 18g

26. Dairy Free Quiche with Leeks and Sausage

Dairy Free Quiche with Leeks and Sausage

Source: thedizzycook.com

Most quiches have some milk or Greek yogurt in them to make them extra creamy, but not this one. This is a dairy-free version that relies on leeks and sausage for all that lovely flavor.

Want to make it your own? Go to town with some of your favorite clean eating ingredients to create a signature quiche.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 124

• Fats: 7g

• Protein: 5g

• Carbs: 9g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 1g

27. Edamame Salad

 Edamame Salad

Source: christinascucina.com

I absolutely love cooking with edamame. Also known as soybeans, edamame are a high protein legume densely packed with vitamins and nutrients.

They also happen to taste incredible, no matter how you cook them. This vegetable salad is proof that sometimes simplicity is best.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 266

• Fats: 18g

• Protein: 11g

• Carbs: 19g

• Fiber: 7g

• Sugar: 9g

28. Egg White Omelet

Egg White Omelette

Source: garlicandzest.com

Bring the flavor without the additional cholesterol with this tasty egg white omelet. You won’t miss the yolks once you dig into the delicious filling of this brunch classic.

If you’re having guests round for brunch, consider a ‘make your own’ bar where they can select what they’d like to go in their omelets. That makes the whole experience even more special!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 227.4g

• Fats: 10.23g

• Protein: 23.18g

• Carbs: 10.88g

• Fiber: 2.9g

• Sugar: 1.12g

29. Breakfast Casserole with Turkey Sausage and Kale

Breakfast Casserole with Turkey Sausage and Kale

Source: joytothefood.com

If you know me, then you know by now that I love a good breakfast casserole. They’re so easy to make, and perfect for feeding a crowd. Plus, they make clean eating a breeze!

Case in point, this tasty turkey sausage and kale casserole. Baked to golden perfection, this is light, fluffy, and full of flavor.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 348

• Fats: 22g

• Protein: 31g

• Carbs: 7g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 2g

30. Salmon Frittata with Sweet Potatoes

Salmon Frittata with Sweet Potatoes

Source: thefoodblog.net

Next up, here’s another way to do a frittata (this one will have your neighbors banging the door down). The smell of this frittata alone is enough to make your tastebuds do cartwheels.

The sweet potato and salmon are a delightful mix of ingredients, providing endless flavor and plenty of protein.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 175

• Fats: 9g

• Protein: 14g

• Carbs: 9g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 2g

31. Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Source: ablossominglife.com

Finally, I’m capping off the list with one of the most comforting dishes in the brunch Rolodex: the hash. While potato hashes are popular, they can be carb-heavy and lack other nutrients.

This sweet potato hash still has plenty of essential carbohydrates, but it also packs on the nutrients. Make it your own by including your favorite vegetables and feed a crowd with ease!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 297

• Fats: 12g

• Protein: 11g

• Carbs: 37g

• Fiber: 5g

• Sugar: 8g

There you have it! Thirty-one new and exciting ways to enjoy brunch without compromising on your clean eating goals.

These recipes are designed for diets of all kinds, ensuring that your guests, family, and friends will still have a wonderful time sharing a meal with you.

The best part? You can make them your own! Remember, clean eating is a lifestyle. Enjoying and indulging in delicious food is a part of life, and it’s important to make space for that.

All things in moderation. With recipes like this on your side, you’ll find a way to balance clean eating with the occasional indulgence in no time. Let me know which one was your favorite in the comments!