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Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas: 9 Recipes to Wow Mom!

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By: Erin Coleman, B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.,

Writer, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

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Preparing a festive and healthy Mother's Day brunch is simple and stress-free with the right recipes and helping hands in place!

Whether you're hosting or you're getting your kids and husband to do all the work, planning ahead will make the day much easier and all the more special!

To get ready for your brunch, find recipes you love ahead of time. Make a list and shop for all the ingredients ahead of time — better yet, have your husband and kids do this for you!

Create a meal prep list with corresponding time frames, and do as much of the food prep the night before as possible to make Mother's Day morning a stress-free time.

Assign tasks to your spouse, kids, or other loved ones to make Mother's Day brunch a breeze.

Now, let's get onto the great Mother's Day brunch recipes!

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Healthy Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Consider the healthy Mother's Day brunch recipes below to wow friends and family, while sticking to a nutritious meal plan!

Coconut Tropical Fruit Salad

Friends and family will adore this flavorful, refreshing coconut tropical fruit salad recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green apple, cubed
  • 1 medium red apple, cubed
  • 1 medium mango, cubed
  • 1 medium pear, cubed
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and chopped
  • 10 seedless red grapes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut, toasted

Instructions

  • Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the mixture with orange juice and toss gently.
  • Place it in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Right before serving, fold in the sliced bananas and sprinkle the mixture with shredded coconut.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 8

Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Put a healthy spin on traditional quiche with this colorful, tasty quiche with sweet potato crust as a Mother's Day brunch recipe you or loved ones can easily prepare!

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
  • 4 small sweet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 small bunch of kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of full-fat Greek yogurt
  • Black pepper
  • A 9-inch springform pan

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the potatoes and season them with salt.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly brown around the edges (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Lightly coat the sides of a pan with olive oil.
  • Place the potatoes in the pan and flatten them with the back of a spoon.
  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in your skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the onions, tossing them occasionally, until softened (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Add in the kale a handful at a time. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened (about 5-6 minutes).
  • Season the mixture with salt and let it cool slightly.
  • Whisk together the eggs, yogurt, and cheese in a large bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Set your pan on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  • Top the potato crust with half of the kale and onion mixture. Pour in the egg mixture.
  • Gently press the remaining onion and kale mixture onto the surface of the egg mixture.
  • Bake the quiche until its edges puff up slightly and the top sets with no liquid remaining (about 55-75 minutes).
  • Let the quiche cool, slice it, serve, and enjoy with your family!

Servings: 8

Avocado Toast

This mouth-watering avocado toast recipe is simple to make, yet it tastes unbelievable nonetheless!

Ingredients

  • One ripe avocado, halved, peeled, and pitted
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of whole-grain bread
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Sea salt for serving
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  • Mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl until it's chunky. Season it with salt and pepper.
  • Toast the bread until crispy and brown.
  • Rub the side of each slice of toast with the cut side of your garlic. Discard the garlic afterward.
  • Brush the toast with oil and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mashed avocado evenly among 4 toast slices and top with sea salt, more black pepper if you'd like, and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Honeydew Melon Smoothies

Even the kids can help out with the nutrient-dense honeydew smoothie recipe as part of your Mother's Day brunch!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of 100% apple juice frozen concentrate
  • Ice
  • Honeydew melon slices for a garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the melon, yogurt, apple juice concentrate, and ice in a blender.
  • Blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Pour it into 2 large glasses and garnish each smoothie with melon slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 2

Apple Chicken Sausage

Consider this apple-chicken sausage recipe as part of a special Mother's Day brunch this year!

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 pound of very lean, organic ground chicken

Instructions

  • Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Crumble the chicken over the mixture and stir.
  • Form the chicken mixture into eight patties.
  • Grease a large skillet and cook the patties over medium heat until they're no longer pink (about 5-6 minutes on each side). Drain if needed.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Servings: 8 patties

Superfood Pancakes

Try this nutritious, delicious, superfood pancake recipe for Mother's Day brunch or any day of the week!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup of oats
  • 1 large banana, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup of milk or plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of white spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • coconut oil

Pancake Topping Ideas

  • Strawberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Honey
  • Coconut yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Banana slices
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Toasted sliced almonds
  • Matcha powder
  • Cacao powder

Instructions

  • Place the oats in a blender and blend them until smooth.
  • Add in the egg, banana, milk, and honey. Continue to blend until smooth.
  • Add in baking powder and flour, and continue to blend the mixture until a thick batter forms. Add extra milk to thin it out as needed.
  • Lightly grease a frying pan with coconut oil over low heat.
  • Pour one-fourth of the batter into your pan and place a few blueberries on top.
  • Cook the pancake until its surface bubbles.
  • Flip over the pancake and cook it for a few more minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancake to a plate and cook the rest of the pancakes using the same method.
  • Serve the pancakes with toppings of your choice and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Kale, Goat Cheese, and Sun-Dried Tomato Egg Bake

You can't go wrong when choosing this flavorful, nutrient-dense Mother's Day brunch idea. Recruit your entire family to prepare this kale, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato egg bake recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of milk or cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces of crumbled goat cheese
  • 2/3 cups of chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9-inch pie dish or square baking dish.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, kale, and minced garlic to a skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir until the kale gets evenly coated in oil.
  • Sprinkle it with sea salt if you'd like.
  • Allow the kale to cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat after the kale cooks down.
  • Place the whole eggs, egg whites, milk, seasoning, red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the mixture until it's evenly combined.
  • In your prepared dish, add kale and the egg mixture.
  • Top it with crumbled goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Bake the egg dish for about 35-45 minutes or until it sets.
  • Allow the egg bake to cool for 10 minutes, slice, serve, and enjoy it with your family!

Servings: 8-10

Pesto Egg White Omelets with Goat Cheese

This savory, flavorful pesto egg white omelet with goat cheese recipe is packed with flavor and heart-healthy ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of cooked chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of pesto
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Spray an 8-inch pan with cooking spray and heat it over medium-low heat.
  • While the pan heats, whisk together the egg whites and egg. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture onto the pan and cook it, occasionally tilting the pan to lift up the set egg.
  • Cook until the omelet just sets (about 3 to 5 minutes). Don't let the bottom get too brown.
  • Spread the chicken over half of the omelet, followed by goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Flip the other side over so it covers all the fillings.
  • Let the omelet cook for a few seconds so the goat cheese melts.
  • Spread pesto on top of the omelet, sprinkle it with fresh basil if desired, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Smashed Pea and Asparagus Bagels

A Mother's Day brunch idea you might not have thought about is a smashed pea and asparagus bagel recipe.

It may appear too healthy to taste delicious, but that couldn't be further from the truth!

Ingredients

  • 2 everything bagels or whole-grain bagels, cut in half
  • 1 cup of peas, boiled and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 24 thin asparagus spears
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 tablespoons of mint and feta pesto
  • 4 tablespoons of crumbled feta (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the olive oil in a large pan heated to medium-high heat.
  • Add the asparagus and sauté it for about 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • While the asparagus cooks, toast the bagels and prepare your peas.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto onto each bagel half.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of smashed peas onto each bagel half.
  • Place 4-6 cooked asparagus spears on top of each bagel.
  • Sprinkle crumbled feta on top too, along with pepper if you'd like.
  • Serve the bagels warm and enjoy them with family and friends!

Servings: 4

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Enjoy Your Special Day!

Don't stress this Mother's Day so you can enjoy your special day!

Make time to unwind, relax, and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

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Erin Coleman

Writer, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

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