Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes

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.

SavoryEgg 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

crustless kale and feta quiche

Crustless Kale & Feta Quiche – This 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 kale goat cheese frittata in a skillet.

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

Spatula lifting a slice of spinach quiche from the pie.

Dairy-Free Spinach QuicheThis delicious dairy-free spinach quiche is flavorful and creamy without any cheese, milk or meat. The best part? It can be served for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Veggie egg muffins on a wood board.

Baked Egg MuffinsThese healthy baked egg muffins 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.

Baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal – This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better?

Slices of coffee cake on parchment paper. a teaspoon of cinnamon and bowl fo pecans are on the table too.

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.

Stack of three lemon poppyseed muffins with a glaze. The top muffin has a bite taken out of it.

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.

Cluster of blueberry muffins on a gold cooling rack.

Vegan Blueberry Muffins – These vegan blueberry muffins are low-fat and oil free, but still perfectly moist, tender and really easy to make.

Loaf of chocolate chip coconut flour banana bread with a couple slices on a cutting board.

Coconut Flour Banana BreadThis 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 hole with a bite taken out of it.

No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut Holes – This 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 delicious.

Bowl of fruit salad with strawberries, clementines, kiwi, grapes, blueberries and pineapple. Fruit salad is topped with lime zest. Bowl has a serving spoon in it. To the side of the bowl is a cloth napkin and more strawberries and blueberries.

Easy Fruit SaladThis quick and easy fruit salad combines ripe strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges with a hint of lime.

Spinach salad with avocado, strawberries, pecans, goat cheese and balsamic dressing.

Strawberry Salad – This easy strawberry salad is insanely delicious with fresh strawberries avocado, goat cheese, pecans and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette.

Blueberry Eggs Breakfast Salad with basil and pistachios on a plate with a gold fork.

Blueberry Breakfast Salad – Add blueberries to your egg scramble and serve over fresh baby greens for a sweet and savory blueberry breakfast salad that’s nourishing and hearty.

breakfast salad with veggies and eggs on top

Egg and Greens Bowl aka Sautéed Breakfast Salad – A simple, delicious breakfast bowl (aka sautéed breakfast salad) with sautéed greens, roasted veggies and two fried eggs!

pear salad with walnuts, bacon, cheese and chicken

Pear Salad with Walnuts, Avocado and Grilled Chicken – A 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 Arugula – 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 the main dish.

Orzo pasta salad tossed with a balsamic dressing. Orzo mixed with spinach, cucumber, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and seasoning. Bowls of cucumber, feta and balsamic dressing in the background.

Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad – This healthy and hearty orzo salad is loaded with mediterranean flavors like sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta. It’s a total crowd-pleaser!

cauliflower potato salad

Cauliflower Potato Salad – A low-carb and healthier take on old-fashioned potato salad. Made with a creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo, the recipe is low carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo friendly!

salad bowl with berry salad with maple walnuts

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

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

Kale and Cabbage Salad – A 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!

Six macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate, viewed from above.

Coconut Macaroons – 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.

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

Flourless Black Bean Brownies – The 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 pound cake on a plate garnished with berries. Fork has taken a bite out of the cake.

Pound Cake – This 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!

Pile of gluten-free almond flour crescent cookies on a plate.

Gluten-free Almond Flour Crescent Cookies – These 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!

Stack of a couple chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – These almond flour cookies with chocolate chips are absolutely delicious, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside! They’re paleo and vegan.

two glasses of strawberry frose with straws

Strawberry Frosé – Make 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.

Two stemless champagne glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim, cinnamon sticks and an apple slice for garnish.

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 any occasion.

I hope all these recipes are helpful! I can’t wait to hear what Mother’s Day recipes you decide to make! 

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Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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