Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes

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, energy bites or other small dessert bites like 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. 😉

If you make one of these recipes as part of your Mother’s Day celebration, be sure to tag @eatingbirdfood and hashtag #eatingbirdfood. I love seeing your recreations!

crustless kale and feta quiche

Crustless Kale & Feta QuicheThis crustless quiche is such an easy low-carb meal that is perfect for brunch. You’ll love the delicious combination of kale, onions, mushrooms and feta. 

sweet potato and kale frittata

Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale FrittataThis sweet potato kale frittata is a quick and easy healthy meal that can be whipped up in less than 35 minutes. Winner!

healthy breakfast casserole on a plate.

Healthy Breakfast CasseroleThis make ahead healthy breakfast casserole is flavorful, cheesy, packed with protein and much lighter than traditional breakfast casseroles. Perfect for brunch and serving a crowd! 

carrot cake baked oatmeal on a plate with cream cheese drizzle

Carrot Cake Bake OatmealThis carrot cake baked oatmeal is fancy enough to serve for a special brunch but healthy so you won’t feel like you just ate a huge plate of carrot cake.

breakfast salad with veggies and eggs on top

Egg and Greens Bowl aka Sautéed Breakfast SaladA simple, delicious breakfast bowl (aka sautéed 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.

cinnamon roll oatmeal

Cinnamon Raisin OatmealA tried and true favorite, this cinnamon raisin oatmeal is super easy to make and oh so delicious. Plus it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. It’s time to ditch those instant oatmeal packets!

no bake blueberry muffin donut hole with a bite taken out of it.

No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut HolesThis recipe for No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut Holes turns your favorite energy ball into a healthy donut hole with a coconut maple glaze. Vegan, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. 

pear salad with walnuts, bacon, cheese and chicken

Pear Salad with Walnuts, Avocado and Grilled ChickenA refreshing pear salad that is perfect for spring. I complimented the flavor of pears with walnuts, avocado and grilled chicken for a satisfying meal-sized salad.

fork with a bite from a grapefruit, avocado and arugula salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad with ArugulaThis 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 the main dish. 

cauliflower potato salad

Cauliflower Potato SaladA low-carb and healthier take on old-fashioned potato salad, this cauliflower potato salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser at summer cookouts. Made with a creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo, the recipe is low carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo friendly!

bowl of vegan pesto pasta salad with basil, peas and tomatoes

Vegan Pesto Pasta SaladA Mediterranean diet inspired vegan pesto pasta salad that is loaded with veggies and tossed in a dairy-free walnut pesto sauce. The perfect dish to bring to summer parties and cookouts! It’s vegan and gluten-free.

salad bowl with berry salad with maple walnuts

Berry Salad with Maple WalnutsThis berry salad is loaded with fresh berries, crunchy maple walnuts and blue cheese.

lettuce wraps with almond butter chicken salad with grapes, almonds and celery

Almond Butter Chicken SaladThis almond butter chicken salad skips the mayo and instead uses an almond butter and apple cider vinegar dressing! Studded with raisins, fresh grapes and chopped almonds, this tasty chicken salad is perfect for serving in lettuce wraps, over salad or on your favorite sandwich bread. 

kale and cabbage salad with avocado on top. dressing being poured over the salad.

Kale and Cabbage SaladA crunchy kale and cabbage salad with broccoli florets, chickpeas and sunflower seeds all coated with a light nutritional yeast dressing. Vegan, gluten-free and paleo! 

stack of chocolate coconut macaroons

Chocolate Coconut MacaroonsSimple chocolate coconut macaroons that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. The perfect coconut treat for Passover or Easter. Vegan and gluten-free. 

hand holding a flourless black bean brownie topped with walnuts and chocolate chips

Flourless Black Bean BrowniesThe best fudgy, flourless black bean brownies!! No one will be able to tell that they’re made with beans and natural maple syrup. 

slice of lemon pound cake on a plate

Pound CakeThis traditional lemon pound cake, with classic ingredients like butter and flour, is a family recipe that we enjoy for special occasions. A decadent dessert that’s loved by all!

almond flour crescent cookies with powdered sugar on a plate

Gluten-free Almond Flour Crescent CookiesThese gluten-free almond flour crescent cookies are a healthy take on my nanny’s crescent cookie recipe. Each cookie only has about 60 calories and 2 grams of sugar plus they can easily be made vegan! 

slices of carrot cake bars on a cake stand and on a plate

Paleo-Friendly Carrot Cake BarsPaleo-friendly carrot cake bars made with almond flour and sweetened with coconut sugar. They’re moist, delicious and perfect for the carrot cake lover in your life. Gluten-free and grain-free. 

two glasses of strawberry frose with straws

Strawberry FroséMake it a boozy brunch with this delicious strawberry frosé, aka frozen rosé. Made with 5 ingredients, no refined sugar and only 200 calories per drink.

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  1. […] knack for creating delicious, healthy recipes. So far she’s two for two in my book- both the Quinoa Salad with Buckwheat and Cranberries and parsnip fries were recipes from her blog and like I’ve mentioned, they were […]

  2. 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!

  3. 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!) 😉

  4. 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!

  5. Thank you for posting a vegan recipe that includes rhubarb! I got a ton of rhubarb stalks this weekend and I’ve been searching for good non-dairy recipes.

    I’ll have to let you know how it goes!

  6. that quinoa sounds good, but the mini muffins look super yum. ive never tried rhubarb before. i always hear about it in various desserts (ie pie), but it still seems odd to me. i cant get over how celery like it looks. im a freak.

  7. Ha! Nanny boobs! my grandma used to call it her “shelf”, because when she was sitting in her recliner the cat would lay there-on top of her shelf!
    too funny 🙂

  8. This salad looks amazing!!! I love kasha so much but I haven’t had Quinoa yet. I think this salad will be making an appearance in my house very soon.

    Glad you had a great weekend girl!

  9. All of your recipes look wonderful! I need to try buckwheat – I’ve seen it in wonderful recipes but have yet to pick it up. I’ve bookmarked this one to hopefully try in the next few weeks!

  10. The fact that you used the term “nanny boobs” is brilliant. I remember imploring my somewhat scrawny (still very loveable) mother to put on a couple of hundred pounds so she would be soft and squishy like my grandmother. Looking back, I might have been off with the whole couple hundred estimation, but I definitely can’t wait to be cuddle-appropriate for my own grandkids..shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish 🙂

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