Friday, May 10, 2013

Twenty Favorite Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Delicious Mother's Day Brunch

If you're cooking brunch on Mother's Day, here are 20 favorites you might want to put on the menu.

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Ever since my Mother died in 1998, Mother's Day has been a bittersweet holiday for me.  Since I had The World's Greatest Mother, the day to remember moms just made me miss her all the more, and I wasn't lucky enough to become a mother myself, so I don't have that to celebrate.  However, I do see myself assuming a lot of "motherly" roles among my family and friends, (and not to forget those 30 years of mothering elementary school kids!) 

So maybe my best contribution to the Mother's Day remembrances can be to encourage everyone I know to cherish and nurture your mothers while you still have them.  With that thought in mind, I decided to skip this week and share some deliciously healthy brunch ideas for anyone who might be cooking for Mother's Day this year.  And Happy Mother's Day this Sunday to all the moms who read my blog!

Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake.
(A good breakfast option for any mom who likes spinach.)

(This recipe came from my friend Bonnie, who's a wonderful mother!)

(You can make this in a larger casserole if you don't have individual oven-proof dishes.)

(This delicious "pie" is made in a springform pan.)

(I think this salad would be perfect for a dinner salad as well.)

(Not every mom likes goat cheese, but this is for the moms who do!)

(Zucchini isn't in season, but you only need one cup of grated Zucchini to make this.)

(I could eat this for breakfast just about every day!)

(Love these muffins; they might be my favorite breakfast muffin ever!)

(This recipe was tested by my sister Pam, who's a great mother!)

(Delicious muffins made with Splenda or Stevia in-the-raw Granulated sweetener.)

(I don't think there are many moms who wouldn't like this salad!

(I think this is one of the best ways ever to use swiss chard!)

(This recipe needs 2 cups of grated zucchini.)

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan.
(Super delicious and easy to make!)

(This recipe uses 1 1/2 cups of grated zucchini.)

(Serve with crusty whole wheat bread to dip into the egg!)

I first made this for a Thanksgiving salad, but I think it would be great for brunch!)

(If you can't find blueberry agave, use regular agave or sugar-free maple syrup.)

(For all the moms who love mango.)

What are you making for your mom?
Now you have my best ideas for a Mother's Day brunch, but if you're making something special for your mom, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
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  1. I don't think we're doing brunch with my mom this year, otherwise I'd totally be making one of these! You always have the best breakfast/brunch recipes!

  2. Thanks Joanne, and have fun with your mom, no matter what you're doing with her.

  3. Mmm, that green apple salad sound so zingy! Have a great Mother's day.

    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  4. Lovely ideas! I'm glad you've been able to find the silver lining in Mothers Day ;) XO

  5. Don't forget all the mothering you do to us, your faithful readers! I think that counts! All the recipes sound fantastic btw!!

  6. We do absolutely have the Best Mother anyone could ask for---I miss her terribly.
    You are the best Aunt and Sister anyone could ask for --thanks for all the "Mothering" you do for my children and grandchildren!

  7. Pam, you're a great sister too, and thanks for generously sharing the kids and grandkids with me!


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