Chances are one of your New Year's resolutions includes eating healthier. Well, ESSENCE.com is helping you accomplish this goal while keeping your finances intact. Get started on the first day of 2009 by hosting a New Year's Day Brunch for your loved ones for less than fifty bucks. Washington, D.C. - based Tianna Feaster (pictured above) of Feast Your Eyes On This! personal chef service (feastyoureyesonthis.net) gives you the 411 on preparing a cost-effective brunch to help you ring in 2009 right.
Still nibbling on leftovers from Christmas dinner? Using ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry, create a fun meal that you and your guests can enjoy without packing on extra pounds. Feaster shows us how to whip up a delicious turkey and veggie frittata, delectable roasted potatoes and a refreshing pomegranate mimosa for up to eight people. "In this recipe I use egg whites, which help those who have high cholesterol, a lot of vegetables and turkey bacon instead of pork," says Feaster, who has been cooking up scrumptious meals for those in our nation's capital since 2006. "The roasted potatoes are great because they call for olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, cracked pepper and just a little kosher salt. Instead of frying they are roasted in the oven, which is a lot healthier for those who have high blood pressure," she adds.
And haven't you been wondering what you're going to do with all that extra bubbly from New Year's Eve? Mix up some pomegranate mimosas of course! Repurposing is the forgotten key to saving money. "The cost to prepare this entire meal would be no more than $45 and that includes purchasing the champagne," says Feaster. Plus, pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and are an excellent source of vitamin C.