(BPT) – Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious brunch? A perfectly crafted brunch is the best way to mark any occasion like Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, a baby shower or for an excuse to spend quality time with friends and family. Set the date and start planning the menu with these delicious recipes.
1. Prep a pretty punch
A fancy, aesthetically pleasing beverage is a must at every brunch. Mimosas and Bloody Marys may be the quintessential brunch drinks, but there are alternative options that can quench your thirst without the sugar. Offer a visually appealing, unique libation like a low-carb rum punch.
Atkins Low Carb Blueberry Ginger Rum Punch recipe is a delightful and refreshing drink that guests can sip and savor upon arrival. This rum punch is a low sugar cocktail, made with fresh ingredients, easy to prep ahead of your guests’ arrival, and is sure to make a lasting impression. As an alternative for those looking for a nonalcoholic option, remove the rum to create a tasty mocktail.
2. Small bites with a big taste
Appetizers and small bites that can be prepped, served cold and hold well make hosting brunch a breeze. This cuts down on prep work needed the morning of and ensures guests will be met with food upon arrival.
Popular go-to options include fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, chips and dips. In addition to these snacks, elevate your brunch table with mini sandwiches, pasta or a light salad. These items can be prepped ahead of time or can be pulled together quickly in a pinch!
3. Dazzle with dessert
Brunch isn’t complete without a mouthwatering dessert. Serve slices of chocolate cake, berry scones or a fruit tart to cap off the get-together.
For a no-bake option, try making Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, an easy and delicious recipe that will fit perfectly on any dessert table. This treat is made with the new Atkins Endulge Almond Craze Bar — a sweet and crispy, keto-friendly bar — and a tried-and-true Atkins Peanut Butter Protein Cookie.
Hosting pro tip: Have to-go containers on hand to send your guests home with leftovers. Not only does it give your guests something they can enjoy after brunch is over, it simplifies cleanup!
Using these three tips, you’ll pull off a fantastic brunch for any occasion that will have guests asking when you’ll get together next! To find more brunch recipes to try this spring, visit Atkins.com.