Hosting a brunch is a great way to gather friends or family over a meal full of crowd-pleasing dishes. However, if you or your guests are following a low carb diet, it can be a bit of a challenge to find enough dishes to make a full meal. The usual fare of baked goods, high carb casseroles and fruit salads simply won’t fit your current eating plan.we're brunching - low carb style! Get our favorite recipes #cabotcheese Click To Tweet
Fortunately, many of our favorite brunch recipes here at Cabot actually DO fit a low carb way of life. In fact, cheese — naturally made of simply milk fats and proteins — is an ideal inclusion to any low carb way of life. Paired with cured meats, olives and nuts, cheese can start in a cheese board that offers the perfect start to any get together, low carb or otherwise.
But the best brunches obviously need to offer more than just a low carb appetizer. From start to finish, here are our favorite choices to help you host the best low carb brunch:
Some of the most amazing brunch menus begin with a crowd-pleasing casserole. But often they’re loaded with high carb potatoes or bread cubes. By using naturally low carb cauliflower as the base, this low carb breakfast casserole is veggie-rich and lower in carbohydrate, while still being loaded with lots of flavor.
If there’s a right way and wrong way to do low carb, the wrong way involves a total avoidance of veggies. Vegetables are naturally low carb, extremely nutritious and high in fiber. A salad at brunch helps fill out the plate and provide a nice balance to all the other rich dishes on the menu.
One of the most common complaints of a low carb diet is the lack of variety when it comes to baked goods. Very few options fit into a low carb eating plan because of the high carbohydrate content of the grains they’re baked with. You can think of these muffins as “mock” muffins because they’re actually not baked with grains at all. Instead, the recipe uses high-fat, high-fiber coconut flour and fits perfectly into a low carb way of life.
Who says scones aren’t invited to a low carb brunch? They are when they’re made with the right mix of nutrient-dense almond flour and coconut flour. By combining these high-fat, low carb flours with just enough of a natural sugar substitute like erythritol, you get the perfect low carb brunch treat that will make you forget higher carb choices ever existed.
These parfaits may look off limits for a low carb diet, but don’t be fooled. By using a combo of Cabot Greek Yogurt and whipping cream topped with just the right amount of naturally lower in carbohydrate, high-fiber fruits this sweet treat ends brunch with a taste everyone will enjoy.