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Kick Off 2011 With a Healthy New Year's Resolution Brunch

Jan 1 2011 - 2:00am

The Food Revolution isn't coming to a close just because the year is over! For many mamas, 2011 New Year's resolutions include a commitment to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their families' diets. If you're bringing people together on New Year's day, share your food resolution with a healthy brunch buffet.

Inspired by the elaborate dessert tables created by Amy Atlas [1], Esther Kim, owner of My Bride Story [2] created this fresh alternative featuring a brussels sprouts garland, artichoke, and purple cabbage arrangements and a variety of fruits, veggies, and salads to keep guests satisfied at the party. Check all the details of this menu.

Fruit and Veggie Bar

According to Kim, "As a mom, I am always conscious of what my son eats on a daily basis (and particularly at parties when kids get out of control and load up on sweets!), so I thought it would be great to present fruits and veggies in a stylish and fun way that would appeal to both the parents and children."

Yogurt Parfaits

Fill shot glasses with plain yogurt and top them off with raspberries, blueberries, and granola for a fun breakfast treat.

Veggies and Dips

The crudités platter gets a modern makeover on this festive brunch table. Carrots, celery, and bell peppers are cut into sticks and served with four different kinds of dressing for guests to use as dips!

Fruit Skewers

Everything tastes better on a stick, and kids will love snacking on bamboo skewers threaded with their favorite chunks of fruit.

Watermelon Salad

Jazz up a piece of watermelon by turning it into a finger food salad. Cut the watermelon into square cubes, with a small round hole carved on top. Fill the hole with a combination of diced grapes and apples and a small amount of yogurt dressing.

Caprese Salad

Grape tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls topped with a balsamic vinaigrette and a basil leaf garnish are sure to be palate pleasers for everyone at the party.

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