Since New Year’s Day is the final send-off to the holiday season, it’s got to include a little celebration and some majorly delicious brunch food. But if you’re like me, the past few weeks of holiday revelry have got you craving food that’s on the lighter side, and processed sugar bomb breakfast foods don’t even sound good anymore.

Thankfully, crazy delicious doesn’t have to equal crazy indulgent, and I’ve rounded up 12 New Year’s day brunch ideas that’ll be perfect additions to the New Years Day lineup without breaking any of your healthy eating resolutions.

And besides, everyone knows that food resolutions start on January 2nd, right? Keep scrolling for New Year’s day brunch ideas, and I’d love to hear what you’re making for NYD brunch in the comments.

The Best Shakshuka Ever from Camille Styles

Nothing beats the flavor of a freshly made Shatshuka but Camille put her own twist on this recipe so it’s even more delicious. So, if you need New Year’s day brunch ideas, add this one to the top of your list.

Autumn Harvest Breakfast Bowls from Camille Styles

If you’re looking for something light after a big night, then turn to this simple breakfast bowl with fresh fruit and yoghurt.

Spicy Black Bean Tostadas with Corn Salsa and Avocado from The Awesome Green

There’s never a bad time to make tostadas but this spicy black bean version will go down well after an all-nighter. It will satiate your craving for carbs while fueling your body with the healthy vegetables and protein it really needs.

Almond Butter Wasa Cracker Breakfast Toasts from Camille Styles

If you’re looking for light New Year’s day brunch ideas then look no further than these breakfast toasts. They’re perfect bite-sized but packed with protein too so you won’t be hungry 30 minutes later.

Jam-Filled Gluten-Free Muffins from Camille Styles

If you’re in the mood for some baking then whip up these gluten-free muffins instead. Baking is also a fun, relaxing activity on a quiet day.

Egg White Chalupas from Bon Appétit

If you really want to do something different, then make these delicious egg white Chalupas. We guarantee you’ll want seconds.

Vegan Blueberry Banana Pancakes from Love and Lemons

When all else fails, revert to the classics like these blueberry banana pancakes—yum!

Arugula Breakfast Salad With Toasted Pistachios, Radish, & Soft Eggs from Camille Styles

If the New Year’s day brunch ideas you’re looking for are healthy, then this breakfast salad has you covered.

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs from Half Baked Harvest

We’ve found the ultimate New Year’s day brunch, scratch that, any day brunch. Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest wasn’t playing around when she created this recipe—delicious!

Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with Gingerbread Granola from Floating Kitchen

Why is it that every meal seems to taste better in a bowl format? This granola breakfast bowl is almost too pretty to eat.

Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbs, and Feta from Camille Styles

If there is one ingredient that is almost a prerequisite of every brunch, it’s eggs. These baked eggs are the perfect complement to a big night out and will supercharge you for the day (and year) ahead!

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Salad with Crispbread from Bon Appétit

If it’s a salad you want, then this one is it. The presentation alone is appetizing.

This post was originally published on December 29, 2019, and has since been updated. 

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Comments (3)
  1. 1
    Nikki December 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I love this! I’m definitely planning to start my health kick on January 1st so this will come in very handy! Thanks for sharing! Nikki x

  2. 2
    TAMIKA J RHODES January 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    That salmon breakfast salad looks particularly tempting!!!



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