Mother’s Day is Sunday, and what better way to celebrate Mom than with a healthy and delicious meal.
Ideas for Mother’s Day fit for a queen:
Breakfast in bed. Pamper Mom by letting her sleep in and enjoy a fresh cooked breakfast in bed. Whip up a nutritious breakfast with all the food groups. A good source of protein is an omelet with Mom’s favorites.
Some good choices are asparagus and salmon, ham and bell peppers or a vegetarian omelet with mushrooms, spinach, and some sliced grape tomatoes. Add a piece of whole grain toast and some sliced strawberries and you have a complete meal.
Don’t forget the coffee! Adorn her tray with some fresh flowers and a homemade card letting her know how much she means to you and you are bound to put a smile on her face.
Let young kids get involved in the kitchen with supervision. They can stir the eggs, set up the tray and toast the bread.
Make it brunch. If Mom isn’t much for an early breakfast, serve her up a yummy brunch. Some quick and easy choices are whole grain banana pancakes, a breakfast casserole assembled the night before and some smoked salmon and avocado toast. Serve a mimosa on the side to make it special.
Dine in for dinner. If dining out isn’t her style, bring the restaurant to her with some candlelight, a beautifully set table and a glass of wine. Try the recipe below for a delicious and easy Mother’s Day entrée. Add a piece of angel food cake with some sliced strawberries and a dollop of fresh whipped cream for a light and satisfying dessert.
Whatever you choose to do for Mom, the effort and thoughtfulness won’t go unnoticed and it lets her know you care.
Tracey Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified health coach and owner of KC Nutrition Coach in Eastern Jackson County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit her website at kcnutritioncoach.com.