Brunch is usually time for going over-the-top, devouring ooey-gooey sticky buns, spectacular Eggs Benedicts or cheesy egg casseroles, but the weekend meal doesn't always have to mean breaking out the big ol' brunch pants. In honor of swimsuit season, we've put together some top-rated recipes with a focus on brunch faves that hit that low-calorie target without giving up the satisfying flavors.

Really Good Baked Goods

Warm muffins, moist quick breads and a basket of itty-bitty donut bites are an awesome way to begin or end a long, lazy meal. Or, maybe these low-cal goodies can be savored while out on a pre-brunch power walk.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Photo by Jennifer Baker

Juicy Fruit

Summer is the BEST time to fill up on the most natural sweet treat. Fresh berry salads on top of French Toast or layered into a yogurt parfait not only taste great, but they make a plate look so pretty.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
Photo by RainbowJewels

The Main Event

If you're having a brunch bash, consider serving the meal in courses. It's cool because it encourages more chillin' and more conversation around the table. These brunch entrees are all under 300 calories. So, WINNING!

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Photo by Baking Nana

Watch this quick video for all the tips and tricks you'll need to master Fluffy French Toast:

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