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Moms love handmade cards, crayon portraits, and flowers–but food isn’t just the way to a man’s heart. Delicious, handmade food is a great way to make the day special for a special mom, sister, or best friend this Mother’s Day.

What to make? You know we wouldn’t leave you hanging there! We’re giving you healthy Mother’s Day recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! And the best part is, these meals are easy enough that the whole family can help prepare–and enjoy–these Mother’s Day treats!

Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Mother’s Day

Sunnyside Avocado

Healthy Recipe Sunnyside Avocado Eggs

This meal is filling, delicious, and packed with protein and good fats!
Time to prepare: 10 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice sourdough bread
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste

In a frying pan, cook eggs on low heat, sunnyside up (or over medium if you prefer). While eggs cook, roughly mash avocado in a small bowl with salt and black pepper to taste. Lightly toast sourdough and top with mashed avocado. Squeeze lemon to sprinkle lemon juice over avocado, then add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Top with eggs.

Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Muffins

These muffins are gluten free, carb free, and perfect for a healthy Mother’s Day breakfast!
Time to prepare: 25 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of egg whites
  • 1 C spinach
  • ½ C chopped mushrooms
  • ¼ C parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use muffin liners to fill a muffin pan, and coat the liners with nonstick cooking spray (otherwise, you’ll have a mess on your hands trying to get these tasty treats out of the pan). Combine egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Mix well, and fill each muffin liner ⅓ of the way. Sprinkle cheese on top of each muffin, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until fluffy.

Healthy Lunch Recipes for Mother’s Day

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

Light, refreshing, and packed with protein and flavor.
Time to prepare: 30 min.
Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 T barbecue sauce
  • 1 bag chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • ½ cup cooked or canned sweet corn, drained
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 2 T red onion, chopped
  • Light ranch dressing, to taste

Brush chicken with barbecue sauce and grill for 7 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear. Chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Toss romaine lettuce with black beans, corn, tomato, avocado, and red onion. Add barbecue chicken to salad and toss with light ranch dressing.

Grilled Dijon Salmon with Tzatziki Potato Salad

Omega-3, protein, and a mouthwatering lunch for a special occasion! Pair it with this healthy alternative to potato salad for an incredible lunch.
Grilled Dijon Salmon
Time to prepare: 15 min.
Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T lemon juice

Mix mustard, honey, and lemon juice together. Brush salmon fillets with mixture and grill until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Tzatziki Potato Salad
Time to prepare: 2 hrs.
Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes
  • 1 C plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ C light sour cream
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1 T minced dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 t salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cucumber, unpeeled and grated (drain any excess liquid)

Boil whole potatoes in a saucepan until fork tender. Remove from water, allow to cool, and chop into bite-sized pieces. Mix together remaining ingredients and combine with potatoes in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Healthy Dinner Recipes for Mother’s Day

Cauliflower Ratatouille and Brown Rice

This meal is as filling as it is packed with nutrients, fiber, and flavor!
Time to prepare: 1 hr.
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. mushrooms
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ c. fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ½ C mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Saute cauliflower, mushroom, garlic, and onion in olive oil and lemon juice until mushrooms and onions are tender. Combine with basil, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper in large baking pan. Cook for 45 minutes. Serve over brown rice.

Tangy Shrimp Kabobs

Shrimp and Zucchini Kabobs

These kabobs are easy, healthy, and delicious!
Time to prepare: 30 min.
Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into circles
  • ½ lb. mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper, cut into large pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into large pieces
  • 1 T worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t mustard
  • 1 t honey
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Thread shrimp, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and red pepper onto wooden skewers. In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients and brush over kabobs. Grill until shrimp is pink and firm, and vegetables are tender.

No matter how you celebrate the women in your life this Sunday, we hope you enjoy a happy, healthy Mother’s Day!

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