Easter is right around the corner. As with most holidays, the advertisers have won the battle in shifting the focus away from what’s important. For many of us Easter is a religious and spiritual holiday of new life, a time of renewal. Even it if’s not a religious holiday for you, Easter likely holds some significance of the changing seasons, or a time for family gathering.
Yet it has become an American tradition to enjoy the holiday with brunch foods that don’t love us back—think muffins made with refined flour, eggs benedict drowning in Hollandaise sauce, and mountains of fatty bacon. And then of course, there’s the candy—chocolate crème eggs (aka low-quality milk chocolate, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring) and those marshmallow chicks (aka sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and additives. And you know what comes after the typical Easter brunch—brain fog, a grumbling gut, and zapped energy. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Brain Warriors know that there are no “cheat” days in the war for better brain health. While you don’t have to be perfect, celebrating with gluttony has become the expected norm. Isn’t it time to start a new tradition? What if you could have both? What if you could enjoy delicious brunch foods with your family, and feel energized and grateful when you leave the table?
Having a strategy in hand makes it easy to get through the holidays feeling great.
This year on this day of renewal, set your intention on renewing your commitment to being a Brain Warrior. Think about all the benefits you have been blessed with thanks to your new habits and share them with your loved ones.
Preparing a “Warrior approved” healthy Easter brunch is a great way to give them a peek into how eating right is all about abundance, not deprivation. Try the following menu for a delicious meal with family and friends. The kids will like it too! Some of these recipes are on this website. Others can be found in The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook.
Pumpkin Spice-Up Cappuccino
This tasty coffee concoction offers energy that lasts.
Muffin Tin Egg Frittatas
These individual frittatas are so easy to make and have a festive flair.
Delicious Low-Carb Waffles
This healthy twist on a traditional brunch favorite is sure to be a big hit with your guests.
Two Ingredient Nutty Butter Cups
Made with high-quality, sugar-free dark chocolate and nut butter, this will satisfy your chocolate fix.
Wilted Kale and Strawberry Salad
The mix of sweet strawberries and crunchy walnuts give this salad a pleasing pop.
This holiday brunch offers a balanced meal—powerful protein, a healthier version of a carb favorite, antioxidant-rich leafy greens, refreshing fruit, and good-for-you fats. That’s the way to celebrate holidays—with foods you love that love you back.
You can find many more recipes in The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook.
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