Sunday brunch doesn’t have to end in a food coma. Here are 12 healthy alternatives to traditional indulgent breakfast fare

Eating well during brunch can be difficult. Surrounded by tempting cinnamon swirl pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, and bottomless drink specials, it can be challenging to stick to a diet—or even to find options that meet your dietary restrictions. Fortunately, Baton Rouge restaurants increasingly are offering healthy options on their brunch menus. Try one of these dishes for a meal that will make you feel as good as all that brunch socializing does.


Avocado toast at Kalurah Street Grill
Avocado spread, red onion, cherry tomatoes, fried egg and a sensation salad. kalurahstreetgrill.com

Bombay burrito at Cocha
Curried potatoes, chickpeas, cauliflower, pickled red onion and baby kale in a toasted tortilla. cochabr.com

Garden omelet at BRQ Seafood and Barbecue
Egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and goat cheese with petite greens. brqrestaurant.com

Heart Healthy Chicken at The Velvet Cactus
Grilled honey-soy marinated chicken, roasted onion, bell peppers and grilled pineapple. thevelvetcactus.com

Quinoa breakfast bowl at Mestizo
Veggie quinoa, sautéed spinach, tomatillo salsa, sautéed onions, pico and cotija cheese topped with a fried egg. mestizorestaurant.com

Vegetable omelet at Zeeland Street
Sautéed broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, squash and tomatoes. zeelandstreet.squarespace.com


Chopped seafood salad at Beausoleil
Lump crabmeat, boiled shrimp, hearts of palm, cucumber, tomato and avocado tossed in white remoulade over Bibb lettuce. beausoleilrestaurant.com

Cobb salad at Ruffino’s Restaurant
Avocado, tomatoes, boiled egg, feta cheese, romaine, Benton’s bacon and truffle ranch dressing. ruffinosbatonrouge.com

Grilled tuna salad at DiGiulio Brother’s Italian Cafe
Grilled tuna steak served on a bed of romaine with sweet onion, tomato, boiled egg and green olives, topped with a Dijon Steen‘s dressing. digiulios.com

Morning salad at Bistro Byronz
Bacon, dried cranberries, Granny Smith apples, feta, French toast croutons, poached egg and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. bistrobyronz.com


Gluten-free waffle at Sukha Cafe
Vegan, gluten-free waffle topped with fruit. The waffle toppings and flavor changes weekly. sukhastyle.com

Parfait at Magpie Cafe downtown
Yogurt, berries and house-made granola. magpiebrla.com

This article was originally published in the March 2019 issue of 225 Magazine.

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