It’s the week before or even the night before you are hosting a breakfast potluck. You’re racking your brain, trying to figure out what to make. It can be even trickier if you’re trying to make healthy options.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Breakfast Options
When putting together a potluck, it’s thoughtful to make vegetarian options and even gluten-free and/or dairy-free options. Providing this variety means most, if not all, the guests will be able to enjoy your potluck.
Below I provide three healthy and tasty breakfast potluck recipes. All recipes are vegetarian and gluten-free. All the recipes can be made dairy free.
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – Vegetarian and Gluten-Free (can be made dairy-free)
Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits are a healthy, yummy way to start the day.
- Plain or Flavored Greek Yogurt (use soy yogurt or coconut-milk yogurt to make it dairy-free)
- Udi’s Granola, Any Gluten-Free Granola, or Homemade Granola
- Fresh Fruit: Blueberries and Strawberries (Raspberries, blackberries, grapes, pineapple, and mango are also great in parfaits.)
Serve in pretty glasses or fun cups. Enjoy!
Protein Smoothie – Vegetarian and Gluten-Free (can be made dairy-free)
A protein smoothie can be a great healthy and energizing way to start your day. By adding a protein powder to your smoothie, this ensures you receive the energy from the smoothie without a sugar crash from the fruit.
Here are a couple of healthy smoothie options.
Chocolate Muffins – Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free
Muffins are popular and delicious for breakfast. However, most muffins are very high in sugar and calories. Muffins are often a dessert in reality because of the ingredients. You can still enjoy this delicious breakfast item in limitation by adjusting what’s in your muffins.
Here is a delicious chocolate muffin recipe.
Prepare in advance. Prepare as much as possible before the morning of the potluck. I like to prepare as much as possible the evening before. Preparing in advance makes the morning of the potluck much less stressful and time consuming.
Lay out ingredients and containers together. For the recipes that need to be made the morning of, this is a time-saving trick. Put ingredients that need refrigerating together and the rest next to the appropriate containers on the counter.
Have a cool way to store your masterpieces. Keep all items that need refrigeration in the refrigerator for as long as possible. The best way to transport your food is to have a large cooler bag. If the venue has a refrigerator, transfer the items upon arriving until they need to be laid out.
Enjoy Serving a Healthy and Tasty Breakfast
You’ve put in the work. Now, enjoy serving the healthy and delicious potluck you’ve prepared. Others will appreciate the thoughtfulness, time, and work you put into making a breakfast all can enjoy!
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