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Mother's Day Brunch Recipes the Whole Family Will Agree On
Amy Gorin Nutrition
Cinnamon Spice Muffins
I grew up making these muffins at home with my mom, and I recently developed a more nutritious version, swapping in some whole-wheat flour to give the muffins a boost of satiating fiber. I also added Chobani plain Greek yogurt to decrease some of the butter. The yogurt's protein helps keep you fuller longer, and the calcium is great for your bones. I love serving the mini-muffin version of this recipe for baked-in portion control.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Spice Muffins
Baked Vegetable Frittata
"Eggs are a staple in our family, so there's always some sort of egg dish involved at brunch," says Angie Asche, M.S., R.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition. "Traditional quiches are made with lots of cream and lie on top of a butter-filled crust. This frittata makes for a healthier alternative while packing tons of delicious veggies, protein, and flavor!"
Get the recipe: Baked Vegetable Frittata
Sesame Red Chard Salad with Edamame and Brown Rice
Flavorful, satisfying salads are a great option for brunch, says Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., author of Plant-Powered for Life. "They offer a little more heartiness than a simple vegetable or lettuce salad," she says. "This salad is flavored with a sesame-inspired vinaigrette and gets a flavor hit from pungent chard. Its colors, textures, and flavors brighten up the brunch table."
Get the recipe: Sesame Red Chard Salad with Edamame and Brown Rice
Nutrition Starring YOU
Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries
"This dessert is vegan, gluten-free, and low in sugar, yet tasty for moms and kids alike," says Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N., owner of NutritionStarringYOU.com. "No one will know they are eating tofu!" she says. "My family devoured them and asked for more. It's so easy to make, and the kids love to help pipe the mousse into the strawberries."
Get the recipe: Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries
While mimosas are delicious, they are essentially a sugary mix of alcohol and fruit juice, says Betsy Ramirez, R.D.N., owner of SupermarketNutrition.com. "These fruitmosas give Mom a serving of fruit and a reduced serving of champagne," she says. "Cheers to moms everywhere!"
Get the recipe: Sparkling Fruitmosas
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
"My mom and I didn't do much baking when I was younger, but we sure did—and still do!—enjoy plenty of baked goods together!" says Sara Haas, R.D.N., blogger at SaraHaasRDN.com. "In this recipe, I used whole-wheat flour, lightened up the sugar, and just used a handful of mini chocolate chips."
Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Nutrition à la Natalie
Blueberry Pecan Pancakes
"My mom makes pancakes for every holiday," says Natalie Rizzo, M.S., R.D., of Nutrition à la Natalie. "She would always make these thin chocolate chip pancakes that were cooked in butter and so delicious," she says. "I crave my mom's pancakes on lazy weekend mornings, so I created a healthier version. Plus, blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which help prevent the risks associated with aging, such as cancer and diabetes."
Get the recipe: Blueberry Pecan Pancakes
The Foodie Dietitian
No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake Bites
Try these mini cheesecakes for a healthy treat on Mother's Day. "Swap out sour cream for protein-packed Greek yogurt and use Neufchâtel cheese, which has one-third less fat than cream cheese," says Kara Lydon, R.D., R.Y.T., blogger at The Foodie Dietitian.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake Bites
Emily Kyle Nutrition
Balsamic Grilled Asparagus and Blackberries with Almonds
"This recipe captures the savory flavor of grilled asparagus, paired with a sweet balsamic blackberry kick—all while providing 100 percent of your daily dose of vitamin K, filling soluble and insoluble fiber, and anti-inflammatory health benefits!" says Emily Cope-Kyle, M.S., R.D.N., owner of EmilyKyleNutrition.com. Plus, it just looks so pretty!
Get the recipe: Balsamic Grilled Asparagus and Blackberries with Almonds
Mushroom Onion Quiche
"My twin girls have helped me make this recipe since they were 2 years old," says Jessica Fishman Levinson, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Nutritioulicious. "The mushroom-onion mixture is packed with flavor, thanks to the addition of mustard and thyme and the umami of mushrooms and Gruyère or Parmesan cheese."
Get the recipe: Mushroom Onion Quiche
Shaw's Simple Swaps
Chocolate Peanut Brittle Baked Doughnuts
"As a kid, I always started with something sweet before church on Mother's Day," says Elizabeth Ann Shaw, M.S., R.D.N., C.L.T., of Shaw's Simple Swaps. "Entenmann's doughnuts were typically our go-to, but now that I've got my own doughnut pan and love a challenge to do a 'simple swap,' I whipped up these doughnuts," she says. "They're baked and made with Greek yogurt and whole-wheat flour, a stealth health maneuver. I can't wait to make them for my mom!"
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Brittle Baked Doughnuts
Bacon Broccoli Slaw
This dairy-free dish is perfect for anyone at the Mother's Day table. "It combines smoky and sweet in a tasty colorful salad for your Mother's Day brunch," says Kelli Shallal, M.P.H., R.D., C.P.T., blogger at HungryHobby.net.
Get the recipe: Bacon Broccoli Slaw
Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen
Peanut Butter Crêpes with Strawberry Sauce
"We love this recipe because it's simple to make and nutritious, but very special and fancy!" says Liz Weiss, M.S., R.D., who with Janice Newell Bissex, M.S., R.D., writes for the family food blog Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen. "With 3 grams of fiber and 40 percent of your daily vitamin C need, we can feel good about serving them to our families," she says. "The crêpes are a big hit with all our kids, and we hope they'll make them for us on Mother's Day!"
Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Crêpes with Strawberry Sauce
Almond-Crusted Vegan French Toast with Sour Cherries
"This delicious vegan French toast is crusted with protein, fiber, and healthy fats from the almond meal while flaxseed and almond milk stand in for the traditional egg," says Abbey Sharp, R.D., owner of Abbey's Kitchen. "I also love the antioxidant boost from the cherry sauce."
Get the recipe: Almond-Crusted Vegan French Toast with Sour Cherries