25 Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes: From Breakfast to Dessert!
We’ve rounded up 25 healthy Mother’s Day recipes for all occasions–from breakfast all the way to dessert–that are not only delicious, but easy to make. Celebrate at home this year and delight the special mom in your life with a home cooked, nourishing meal!
Mother’s Day is May 12th, and most moms I know relish at the idea of a home cooked meal they don’t have to cook themselves–or better yet–clean up afterwards!
This year, cook your mom, wife, sister or any special woman in your life a yummy meal so she can kick back, relax from her day-to-day responsibilities and enjoy getting pampered.
Cooking not your thing? We’ve got your back! We’ve gathered up recipes that are so easy (and yet still super flavorful) that even young kids could help with the prep.
Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Afternoon snack? Dinner? Dessert? Browse these healthy Mother’s Day recipes below for some cooking inspiration!
Psst–if you’re looking for a homemade Mother’s Day gift, check out this post on a Custom DIY Homemade Face Oil recipe that you can make especially for mom. 🙂
Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes
Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas
These colorful Vanilla Roasted Root Vegetable + Yogurt Parfaits are made with vanilla roasted butternut squash and beets, layered with creamy nut butter and granola – a great balance of crunchy yet creamy, and savory with hints of sweetness! Mom is sure to enjoy this surprising combination as a light breakfast (or perhaps as an afternoon snack, or even dessert!).
These Blueberry + Bacon Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free) are the perfect sweet and savory breakfast combo. Full of protein, nutrients and absolutely delicious paired with a creamy cup of coffee!
This vegan Matcha Green Tea Latte is the perfect morning or afternoon pick me up. Smooth, creamy, delicious and full of antioxidants, matcha gives you an alert yet calm energy boost that moms will appreciate. Cheers to that!
This Overnight Oatmeal Chia Pudding recipe is spiked with vanilla, honey and berries for a healthy and easy make-ahead breakfast full of protein, fiber and omega-3s. Vegan (made with almond milk), gluten-free and delicious, this refrigerator oatmeal is made in a jar and eaten cold for a fresh way to start mom’s day!
Spring is in the air, and what’s a better way to kick off a day than making mom an energizing smoothie bursting with fruit, veggies, and fiber? See our collection of smoothie recipes here!
Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas
Shakshuka (Eggs in Tomato Sauce) With Swiss Chard Pesto is an easy and healthy Israeli-inspired meal. It’s a delicious vegetarian and Paleo-friendly recipe spiked with green Swiss Chard Pesto and flavorful spices like harissa – all topped with feta, olives, and capers. The perfect breakfast for two (or one, with leftovers)!
Kick breakfast up a notch with easy and delicious Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls, chock full of fresh veggies and rich runny eggs. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian makes this a perfect choice for most diets.
These Chocolate Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes taste totally indulgent, yet are actually super healthy and guilt-free! You’ll never know that these pancakes are packed with protein and fiber, while boasting both a low carb and low sugar content–perfect for moms and kids alike!
Mother’s Day Lunch Ideas
Take advantage of the season’s fresh produce with this colorful Vietnamese Spring Rolls recipe—sweet, buttery papaya noodles take the place of traditional rice noodles for a nutrient boost, alongside a rainbow of other fresh veggies, like cucumber, cabbage, peppers, and herbs. Dip into a Spicy Peanut Sauce for an addictive finish!
Looking for a light, healthy, yet interesting salad that will excite your taste buds? This Strawberry + Pickled Beet Salad with White Balsamic Dressing is an easy, healthy dish utilizing strawberries that are just coming into season. This gluten-free and vegetarian arugula salad is garnished with feta, avocado, crispy quinoa and a tangy vinaigrette.
This easy and healthy Thai Coconut Shrimp Ceviche recipe is made with juicy mango and avocado salsa for the best spicy summer salad. A zesty side dish or appetizer or mom will love! Paleo and gluten-free, too.
In less than 30 minutes, this Healthy Vegetable Soup with Turmeric will bring comfort to everyone at your table with major nutrition benefits. Thanks to turmeric, easy frozen veggies and roasted nori (seaweed) this tasty detox soup recipe is full of nutrients and great for weight loss. Isn’t hearty homemade soup the best?! Plus it’s vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free.
Mother’s Day Snack Ideas
These vegan and gluten-free No Bake Blueberry Energy Balls are made with just five healthy ingredients are a refined sugar-free treat that your mom (and your entire family) will love! There’s no excuse not to make a batch of these for mom (and obviously, some extras for you, of course!).
With just six ingredients, this easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs recipe will satisfy anyone: from kids to adults, to vegans to keto devotees! These low carb, sugar-free healthy treats make a satisfying snack or dessert, with a cute heart shape perfect for Mother’s Day.
If your mom loves sour candy like I do, this Homemade Gummy Bear recipe made with real fruit is perfect for her! Swap out toxic ingredients like artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup for healthy, unrefined sweeteners. This easy gummy bear recipe is made with digestion-friendly gelatin, too!
Make mom a customized snack true to her personal tastes with Homemade Trail Mixes. Not sure where to start? Here are three simple and easy DIY trail mix recipes, whether you want something sweet, spicy or for kids. These clean eating trail mix ideas are full of protein (hello energy boost!) and also perfect for school snacks, road trips or hikes (nut free versions available!). Pack them in mason jars for cute and cheap packaging!
Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas
Easy and super healthy, Salmon Sushi Bowls are full of classic sushi flavors like soy, wasabi, seafood, spicy mayo, seaweed and rice in a gluten-free bowl that’s bursting with fresh veggies and loads of flavor! Mom will love this healthy yet hearty Mother’s Day meal.
Who says steak is a manly food? Grill mom some steak with the Best Grilled Steak Marinade recipe…EVER! It’s quick and easy, an extremely versatile steak seasoning that works on any cut of steak and it will WOW everyone you serve it to, especially when they learn it’s actually healthy!
Keep it simple, but no less impressive, with this recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Banh Mi Bowls that puts a healthy twist on the classic Vietnamese sandwich. Made in the crockpot with pork shoulder (or pork butt) with a delicious Asian marinade, this tender pulled pork is topped with fresh pickled veggies and served over heirloom rice.
This easy Shrimp Pasta with Arugula Pesto is a healthy twist on shrimp scampi, bursting with seafood, garlic, olive oil and a lemon-white wine sauce. Made gluten-free with GF spaghetti or zoodles, it’s bright and tangy, perfect for lazy evenings with the family.
Calling all quick and easy dinner lovers! This Keto Beef Stew is made in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker if you don’t have one), meaning it comes together in under 40 minutes and you’ll only have to clean one dish. High in protein, Vitamin K, B6, B12 and Zinc, it’s a nutritional powerhouse that’s so delicious, nobody will ever guess it’s healthy, too!
Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas
Make mom her own mini dessert with these Blueberry No Bake, Dairy-Free Cheesecakes that are gluten-free and yet still rich, creamy and decadent thanks to cashews, coconut and vegan cream cheese.
What mom doesn’t love a super healthy dessert made from fruit? High in fiber and protein, and bursting with Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin B6, this Easy Berry Cobbler with Peach Nice Cream is made with a gluten-free cornmeal cobbler topping and dairy free peach nice cream. Healthy, delicious–it’s summer in a bowl!
The whole family will love these healthy Maple Cinnamon Fudgy Flourless Brownies! Made with black beans, sweet potato, almond butter, cacao powder and baking soda, these gluten-free brownies are easy to make (one bowl!), refined sugar-free, vegan, nutrient-dense AND yet they’re rich, decadent and super moist, gooey and fudgy!
This old-fashioned dessert just got a healthy upgrade. Our Classic Sour Cream Pound Cake delivers a moist, buttery, and yet light treat perfect for holiday entertaining. Using health-promoting ingredients like ghee, organic dairy and unrefined coconut sugar, this easy recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Top with fresh seasonal fruit and homemade coconut whipped cream.
What will you be making this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!
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