Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes

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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

An unsliced crustless quiche in a pie plate.
4.68 from 40 votes

Kale and Feta Crustless Quiche

This healthy crustless quiche is an easy low-carb dish that can be served for any meal. You'll love the delicious combination of kale, onions, mushrooms and feta cheese. 
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Sweet potato kale goat cheese frittata in a skillet.
4.35 from 40 votes

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. 
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Spatula lifting a slice of spinach quiche from the pie.
4.32 from 170 votes

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.
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Baked egg and veggie cups on a wood cutting board.
4.42 from 86 votes

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.
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Close up shot of baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries, banana and chocolate chips in a square baking dish.
4.38 from 271 votes

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This strawberry banana baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better? 
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Slices of coffee cake on parchment paper. a teaspoon of cinnamon and bowl fo pecans are on the table too.
4.20 from 21 votes

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.
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Fluffy cinnamon rolls in a baking dish.
5 from 21 votes

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.
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Plate with lemon poppyseed muffins topped with lemon zest and a glaze.
4.60 from 40 votes

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and have a bright, lemony flavor. They're delicious as is or topped with a lemon glaze!
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Cluster of blueberry muffins on a gold cooling rack.
4.14 from 30 votes

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These vegan blueberry muffins are low-fat and oil free, but still perfectly moist, tender and really easy to make.
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Loaf of chocolate chip coconut flour banana bread with slices.
4.75 from 130 votes

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!
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A hand holding a blueberry muffin donut hole with a bite taken out of it.
4.86 from 7 votes

No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut Holes

Turn your favorite blueberry muffin energy ball into a healthy donut hole with a coconut maple glaze.
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Bowl of fruit salad with strawberries, clementines, kiwi, grapes, blueberries and pineapple. Fruit salad is topped with lime zest.
4.62 from 18 votes

Easy Fruit Salad

This colorful fruit salad combines ripe strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges with a hint of lime.
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Strawberry spinach salad in a serving bowl drizzled with creamy balsamic dressing and served with serving spoons.
4.64 from 11 votes

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy strawberry salad is insanely delicious with fresh strawberries avocado, goat cheese, pecans and creamy balsamic vinaigrette.
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A blueberry breakfast salad with eggs and fresh greens in a bowl.
4.75 from 12 votes

Blueberry Breakfast Salad

This sweet and savory blueberry breakfast salad combines scrambled eggs with fresh blueberries and pistachios served over a bed of greens. It's hearty, delicious and the perfect way to start your day!
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A breakfast salad bowl topped with eggs and avocado.
4.78 from 18 votes

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.
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Salad topped with pears, grilled chicken, turkey bacon, cranberries, goat cheese, walnuts, and avocado with a fork.
4.55 from 22 votes

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!
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A shallow bowl filled with grapefruit avocado salad with arugula.
5 from 2 votes

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. 
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A large bowl of mediterranean orzo salad.
4.57 from 16 votes

Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This healthy mediterranean orzo salad is loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese. It's fresh, easy and the perfect make-ahead recipe for a light meal or summer potluck.
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Cauliflower potato salad in a white bowl with three slices of hardboiled egg on the side.
4.80 from 5 votes

Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad

Low carb, dairy-free potato salad made with cauliflower and a creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo.
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A bowl with summer berry salad. A fork rests on bowl.
4.04 from 58 votes

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.
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Salad with kale, cabbage, avocado, broccoli, chickpeas, and a nutritional yeast goddess dressing in a bowl. Wooden spoon sitting in the bowl too.
4.75 from 4 votes

Kale and Cabbage Salad

A lovely kale cabbage salad with broccoli florets, chickpeas and sunflower seeds coated with a creamy nutritional yeast dressing. 
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Bowl of chocolate coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate in a white bowl.
4.41 from 10 votes

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.
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A tray of nine macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate, viewed from above..
4.43 from 77 votes

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.
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A stack of black bean brownies.
4.65 from 183 votes

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!
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Slice of pound cake on a plate with a fork and berries and a lemon slice on the side.
3.56 from 27 votes

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!
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A slice of easy berry cake on a light pink plate.
5 from 4 votes

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!
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Almond crescent cookies on a plate.
4.23 from 300 votes

Almond Crescent Cookies

These almond crescent cookies are buttery, nutty and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They come together quickly with only 6 simple ingredients and are the perfect healthy holiday treat.
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Multiple almond flour chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper.
4.35 from 233 votes

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are super easy to make with only 7 ingredients. They're crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and loaded with gooey chocolate in every bite.
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Two glasses with strawberry frosé. Each one has a strawberry on the rim.
4.73 from 11 votes

Strawberry Frosé

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.
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Two tall glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple slice for garnish.
4.75 from 4 votes

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

About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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17 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!) 😉

  3. 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!

  4. 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?
    -r

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