01/27/2013 12:51 am ET | Updated Jan 28, 2013

Healthy Brunch: 12 Lighter Versions Of Classic Weekend Eats

It's something of a weekend ritual: brunch. But somewhere between the side of buttered toast and the second mimosa, you might realize that what started as a hearty weekend meal with good company has suddenly become a calorie- and fat-laden diet derailer.

That doesn't mean brunch foods are completely off limits, however. We asked Cheryl Forberg, R.D., a James Beard award-winning chef and the nutritionist for The Biggest Loser; "Sodium Girl" Jessica Goldman Foung and Heather Bauer, R.D., author of Bread is the Devil and founder of, for their top tips for lightening up your favorite brunch picks and making healthier mid-morning (or, let's face it, mid-afternoon!) meals at home.

Click through, then tell us: How do you make brunch a little healthier?

Healthier Brunch Picks