Christmas Brunch

Christmas morning is magical. I have always thought so but having kids to share it with has taken it to a whole new level. In fact it is so magical that my five year old, being so enamored with his gifts, completely forgets that he even needs food. So I knew last year I needed to pull out the big guns when planning brunch for Christmas morning. That’s right…I decided on PIZZA.

JC will never say no to pizza. I knew it was a sure fire way to get something healthy in him before his grandparents got their hands on him. I decided on breakfast pizza which I have seen made many ways but here is how I did it.
Breakfast Pizza
1 prepared whole wheat crust (such as Boboli)
1 cup tomato sauce or pizza sauce
4 oz canadian bacon
4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites, scrambled
1 zucchini chopped (optional – I put this on my part of the pizza)
2 cups reduced fat Colby Jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)
Top crust with tomato sauce, leaving a 1-inch crust around the edge. Add canadian bacon, scrambled eggs, veggies and top with cheese. Bake according to crust directions. Slice into 8 pieces, each slice being roughly 250 calories.
This was a winner. I paired this with the oranges we found in the bottom of our stockings. Thanks Santa!!!
If you try this, let me know what you think!
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD