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8 Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes: From Breakfast to Dessert!

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We’ve rounded up 8 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!

We've rounded up 8 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 13th, 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. 🙂

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Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother's Day Recipes: Yogurt Parfaits

Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas: Parfaits

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!)

Mother's Day Recipes: Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes

Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas: Pancakes

Surprise the special mom in your life with this tall stack of delicious and Healthy Banana Chai Pancakes from Half Baked Harvest! Throw these gluten free ingredients in the blender and, tada! – you’ve got a perfect, flavorful, breakfast-in-bed worthy pancake!

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Mother's Day Recipes: Shakshuka

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas: Shakshuka

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)!

Mother's Day Recipes: Shrimp Orange Avocado Quinoa Salad

Mother’s Day Lunch Ideas: Quinoa Salad

Fresh and citrusy, this dairy-free Shrimp, Orange & Avocado Quinoa Salad from Lively Table makes for a healthy and beautiful Mother’s Day lunch! Serve chilled or warm on a bed of greens.

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Mother's Day Recipes: Vegan Matcha Latte

Mother’s Day Drinks Ideas: Matcha Green Tea Latte (Vegan)

This vegan Matcha Green Tea Latte is the perfect afternoon pick me up! Smooth, creamy, delicious and full of antioxidants, matcha gives you an alert yet calm energy boost. Cheers to that!

Mother's Day Recipes: Pecan Date Energy Bites

Mother’s Day Snack Ideas: Energy Bites 

These super easy Pecan Date Energy Bites from Real Simple Good are a refined sugar free treat that your mom (and your entire family) will love! Gluten free, paleo and just 5 ingredients – there’s no excuse not to make a batch of these for mom (and obviously, some extras for you, of course!).

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Mother's Day Recipes: Salmon Sushi Bowl

Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas: Salmon Sushi Bowls 

Easy + 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.

Mother's Day Recipes: Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas: Chocolate Mousse

What’s not to love about a make ahead, naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten free dessert like this Chocolate Mousse from Minimalist Baker? A rich yet healthy Mother’s Day dessert, perfect to round out any meal – not to mention the pretty cups and adorable presentation!

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What will you be making this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 comments on “8 Healthy Mother’s Day Recipes: From Breakfast to Dessert!”

  1. I’m not even hungry right now, but I want everything on this page to appear in front of me, especially that sushi bowl. What an excellent roundup – all top notch recipes.

  2. The Shakshuka looks divine. Living in the Middle East this has become my favourite when going out for breakkie 🙂

  3. Oh man – that salmon sushi bowl is making my mouth water!!!

    I’ve never had a matcha latte before but it looks delicious….will definitely have to try that recipe.

  4. Yum, yum, YUM!!! Every single one of these recipes looks so delicious and perfect for a lighter Mother’s Day meal. I think I’ll have to test them all out myself before May 13th. 😉