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How to Save Brunch Calories

Cut Brunch Calories Without Feeling Deprived

Who can resist cutting into a stack of fluffy pancakes dripping with melted butter and syrup, or biting into a savory egg and sausage bagel sandwich? Weekends just don't seem the same without indulging in one of these decadent brunch favorites, except when you start to realize it's working against your best healthy efforts. You can still enjoy brunch without busting your waistline; here are some ways to save calories without feeling like you're missing out.

What you crave: French toast with maple syrup (two pieces): 498 calories
Eat this instead: Mixed berry pancakes with maple Greek yogurt (three pancakes): 288 calories
Calories saved: 210

What you crave: Eggs Benedict with hash browns: 810 calories
Eat this instead: Vegan eggs Benedict with sweet potato hash: 621
Calories saved: 189

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

What you crave: Egg and sausage on a bagel: 551 calories
Eat this instead: Egg and sausage on an English muffin: 392 calories
Calories saved: 159

What you crave: Cheese omelet (three eggs) with hash browns: 536 calories
Eat this instead: Scrambled eggs (two eggs) with hash browns: 350 calories
Calories saved: 186

Keeping reading for more ways to save brunch calories.

What you crave: Scrambled eggs (two eggs), bacon (three strips), hash browns, and whole-wheat toast: 588 calories
Eat this instead: Scrambled eggs (two eggs), bacon (two strips), and hash browns: 442 calories
Calories saved: 146

What you crave: Belgium waffle with whipped cream and syrup: 647 calories
Eat this instead: Belgium waffle with fresh fruit: 474 calories
Calories saved: 173

What you crave: Blueberry scone: 460 calories
Eat this instead: Chia seed blueberry muffins (two): 212 calories
Calories saved: 248

Photo: Jaime Young
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