Sharing 20+ healthy recipes to make for Mother’s Day brunch with everything from frittatas and quiches to muffins and salads.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I would share a round up of healthy recipes to make for a delicious weekend brunch! I always love when there is a variety of sweet and savory dishes at brunch. The more variety, the better!
What to Serve on Mother’s Day
I personally love serving light, refreshing recipes for Mother’s Day. And with any brunch, I always make sure there are a variety of flavors, textures and temperatures. You want to make sure you have something for everyone.
Savory – Egg bakes, frittatas, quiches and breakfast casseroles… these egg-based dishes are always a hit for brunch. And the nice thing about making breakfast casseroles is that you can prep and bake them ahead of time and then just reheat the morning of.
Sweet – I love a simple fruit salad but also enjoy baked oatmeal, muffins or other small dessert bites like macaroons, cookies and brownies. These items are lovely to pair with coffee.
Refreshing – You know me… always on team salad. It’s always nice to have a refreshing side salad as a brunch option… add some color and life to the table. 😉
20+ Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes
Kale and Feta Crustless Quiche
This crustless quiche is such an easy low-carb meal that can be served for breakfast/brunch, lunch or dinner. You’ll love the delicious combination of kale, onions, mushrooms and feta.
Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Frittata
This sweet potato kale frittata is a quick and easy healthy meal that can be whipped up in less than 35 minutes and served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Dairy-Free Spinach Quiche
This delicious dairy-free spinach quiche is amazingly flavorful and creamy without any cheese, milk or meat. The best part? It can be served for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Baked Egg Muffins
These healthy baked egg cups are loaded with protein and veggies. Make them at the beginning of the week for a quick, on-the-go breakfast option for busy mornings.
Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better?
Vegan Coffee Cake
This vegan coffee cake is made with coconut milk yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar. It’s lightened up, but still absolutely delicious.
Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
Make cinnamon rolls from scratch with this easy recipe that's perfect for beginners! They're soft, gooey, and made with bread flour, which gives them the perfect fluffy texture. Overnight instructions included.
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
These gluten-free lemon poppyseed muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and have a bright, lemony flavor. You can top the muffins with the lemon glaze for a real treat or leave it off.
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
These vegan blueberry muffins are low-fat and oil free, but still perfectly moist, tender and really easy to make.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread
This coconut flour banana bread can be mixed together all in one bowl with 10 simple ingredients. It’s sweetened only with bananas, but still deliciously sweet!
No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut Holes
Turn your favorite blueberry muffin energy ball into a healthy donut hole with a coconut maple glaze.
Easy Fruit Salad
This colorful fruit salad combines ripe strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges with a hint of lime.
Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
This easy strawberry salad is insanely delicious with fresh strawberries avocado, goat cheese, pecans and creamy balsamic vinaigrette.
Blueberry Breakfast Salad
Add blueberries to your egg scramble and serve over fresh baby greens for a sweet and savory breakfast salad that’s nourishing and hearty.
Easy Breakfast Salad
A simple, delicious breakfast salad with sautéed greens, roasted veggies and two fried eggs! You'll feel so good after starting your day with this combo of protein, healthy fat and veggies.
Pear Salad with Walnuts, Avocado and Grilled Chicken
An easy pear salad with walnuts, avocado and grilled chicken. This combo makes for a satisfying meal-sized salad that’s perfect for pear season!
Grapefruit Avocado Arugula Salad
This grapefruit avocado salad is the perfect winter salad with a blend of spicy arugula, creamy avocado, blue cheese and fruit. Serve as a side or add protein to make it a main dish.
Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad
This healthy and hearty orzo salad is loaded with mediterranean flavors like sun-dried tomatoes and feta. A total crowd-pleaser that you’ll want to bring to every summer cookout and potluck.
Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
Low carb, dairy-free potato salad made with cauliflower and a creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo.
Summer Berry Salad
This summer berry salad is loaded with spinach, fresh berries, candied walnuts and feta cheese all tossed in a light white balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's the perfect side dish for the 4th of July.
Kale and Cabbage Salad
A lovely kale cabbage salad with broccoli florets, chickpeas and sunflower seeds coated with a creamy nutritional yeast dressing.
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Simple chocolate coconut macaroons that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. The perfect recipe for a Passover or Easter treat. Vegan and gluten-free.
Healthy Coconut Macroons
These healthy coconut macaroons are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet, but want to stick with your healthy eating goals! Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, vegan and sweetened only with pure maple syrup.
Black Bean Brownies
These gluten-free black bean brownies are so fudgy and delicious. No one will be able to tell that they're flourless and made with beans!
Grandma Miller’s Pound Cake
This traditional pound cake, with classic ingredients like butter and flour, is a family recipe that we enjoy for special occasions. It's a decadent dessert that's loved by all!
Easy Berry Cake
This easy berry cake is made with whole wheat pastry flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with a mix of fresh berries. It's healthy, simple to make and the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert!
Almond Crescent Cookies
Simple almond flour crescent cookies — each cookie only has about 60 calories and 2 grams of sugar plus they’re gluten-free and easily made vegan!
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These almond flour cookies with chocolate chips are absolutely delicious, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside! Naturally gluten-free and vegan.
Say hello to your new favorite summer cocktail! Strawberry Frosé, aka frozen rosé, made with 4 ingredients, no refined sugar and less than 200 calories per drink.
Apple Cider Mimosas
These tasty apple cider mimosas are made with just two simple ingredients: apple cider and sparkling wine. They are bubbly, festive and perfect for the holiday season.
I hope all these recipes are helpful! I can’t wait to hear what Mother’s Day recipes you decide to make!
Your nanny looks like a super sweet lady! It makes me miss mine! I love quinoa. It’s amazing to me how many things you can do with it!
I’m sure I tried to leave a comment on this post yesterday but it wouldn’t let me! Time to try again. Thank you so much for giving the recipe a try–and so glad you liked it! 😀 And those muffins sound stellar. Your nanny is too cute! (well, both of you together, actually!) 😉
Haha, my brother-in-law’s mom makes that Watergate salad every year as part of a Thanksgiving tradition. I lurve me some pistachio pudding!
hey girlie –
your recipe looks heavenly, and your pic with nanny is too adorable.
ps – how are ya? i’m excited about our lunch 🙂
did we decide on ipanema again?
All of your recipes look and sound yummy! 🙂
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