Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

Healthy Mother's Day Recipe Ideas

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

Healthy Mother's Day Recipe Ideas

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

What better way to show Mom that you love her than to cook for her and these healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas will make it easy! There is no way I am going to win Iron Chef,  Chopped or Top Chef anytime soon, but even I don’t think I can mess these up. I am making the trek to New York to visit my mom this week and so looking forward to making her weekend special. Many of you are Moms and I know you put everyone before yourself. Therefore, these healthy Mother’s Day Recipes Ideas are ideal for your family to make your Their Priority for the day. Plus, they are healthy so no need to feel guilty for indulging.

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Breakfast

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Shakeology Pancakes

Shakeology Pancakes

Shakeology Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup dry oatmeal (optional – do not include for a lower carb pancake)
  • 1 or 2 tbsp fat-free cottage cheese
  • cooking spray
  • agave nectar
  • Strawberries, blueberries, any fruit you like!

1) Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and stir well.

2) Spray a small pan with cooking spray, and set to medium-high heat.

3) Pour in pancake mixture

4) When several bubbles start to appear on top, flip the pancake over & cook the other side (should only take 1-2 minutes)

5) Top pancake with berries & syrup.

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Quick Breakfast Taco

Quick Breakfast Tacos

Quick Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients

  • 2 corn tortillas (recommend whole wheat tortilla)
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters

1. Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds.

2. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, add egg substitute and cook, stirring, until the eggs are cooked through, about 90 seconds.

Divide the scrambled egg between the tacos. Recipe from www.eatingwell.com

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Appetizers

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Hummus With Herbed Pita Crisps

Hummus With Herbed Pita Crisps

Hummus With Herbed Pita Crisps

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs (chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, etc.)
  • 4 pitas (I like to use whole wheat for a nuttier flavor), cut into eighths
  • Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and juice reserved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the butter and herbs and pulse until well combined. Spread the herb butter onto the pita slices. Sprinkle with salt and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. In a food processor, combine the drained chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and cumin. Pulse until smooth. With the food processor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream. Season with the salt and puree until very smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 2 tablespoons at a time of the reserved chickpea juice until desired consistency. Recipe from www.thefoodnetwork.com

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Veggie Quinoa Quesadillas

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Veggie Quinoa Quesadillas

Ingredients

  •     1 onion, chopped fine
  •     1 red pepper OR 2 poblano chilies, seeded and chopped
  •     2 summer squash, diced
  •     1 cup fresh corn or frozen thawed corn
  •     2 cloves garlic, minced
  •     1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  •     1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  •     2 medium tomatoes, diced
  •     ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  •     1 tablespoon lime juice
  •     8 large gluten free tortillas (or whole wheat)
  •     8 ounces sharp cheddar or Daiya shreds
  •     Guacamole, Salsa, Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream for serving (optional)

Spray a large skilled with olive oil. Add onion and cook for 8 minute. Add pepper or chiles and cook for 5 minutes longer. Add squash and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Add corn, quinoa, garlic and chipotle powder and cook for 5 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl and add in tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice.

Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Spray well with olive oil spray. Sprinkle cheese on half of each tortilla and top with vegetable mixture. Fold in half and place in skillet. Cook until browned and flip. Cook until cheese is melted and tortilla is brown. Recipe from www.cookingquinoa.net

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Dinner

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Grouper Steamed in Parchment With Sour Orange Sauce and Martini Relish

Grouper Steamed in Parchment

Grouper Steamed in Parchment

Ingredients

Sour Orange Sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • Splash of white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Martini Relish:

  • 1/4 cup quartered green pitted olives
  • 2 piquillo peppers, drained, patted dry and diced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grouper:

  • 2 grouper fillets, 6 ounces each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, for garnish

Directions

For the sour orange sauce: Put the orange juice in a small nonreactive saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat and cook until thickened and reduced to about 1/4 cup. Whisk in the honey and transfer to a bowl. Whisk in the lime juice, vinegar and season with salt and pepper and more honey if needed.

For the relish: Combine the olives, peppers, shallots, jalapeno, oil, vinegar, parsley and some salt and pepper in a bowl. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

For the grouper: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle both fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 grouper fillet in the center of each piece of parchment paper. Top each fillet with 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon wine. Fold the edges together, and then tightly fold in the edges, crimping around all sides to seal the packets completely. Place the packets on a baking sheet or in a large oven-proof saute pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Place each packet on a dinner plate and let sit for 2 minutes. Then open the parchment and drizzle with some of the sour orange sauce and top with some of the martini relish. Garnish with parsley leaves. Recipe from www.thefoodnetwork.com

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Cranberry Apple Quinoa Casserole

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Apple Cranberry Quinoa Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup of wild rice
  • 1 cup of quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T fresh sage, chopped
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz low fat or non-dairy cream cheese
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 4 Red Delicious apples, chopped
  • ½ cup cheddar or vegan cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place quinoa in a medium bowl and cover with water to soak while rice begins cooking. Bring broth, salt and 2 cups of water to a boil. Add wild rice and cover. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 50 minutes. After 45 minutes, place quinoa in a fine metal strainer, and rinse for five minutes. Add quinoa to rice mixture and cook for another 20 minutes or until the liquid has all absorbed. You will want to check and make sure that you do not need to add more broth.

Heat oil over medium heat in an oven safe saute casserole. Add onion and sage and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
Add cayenne and black pepper. Stir in quinoa mixture and cook until all liquid has absorbed.

Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese until blended. Add in cranberries and apples. If desired, top with white or yellow cheddar cheese.
5. Bake for 35 minutes. (If preferred, you can add cheese in the last 15 minutes.) Recipe from www.cookingquinoa.net

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Dessert

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Chocolate Brownies

Shakeology-Chocolate-Brownies

Shakeology Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Scoop of Regular Chocolate or Chocolate Vegan Shakeology or any chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Natural Smooth Almond Butter
  • 1 Medium Banana (Smashed)
  • 1/4 cup of quick cooking rolled oats ( I used Quaker Oats 1 Minute Oats)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Walnuts, Almonds, or Sunflower Seeds (Your Preference)

1.Combine Shakeology, Almond Butter, Banana, Oats, and Walnuts into a medium bowl.

2. Shape the mixture into 1 inch size balls (It should make around 12 balls) place in to a airtight container.

3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to your friends and family.

Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas – Shakeology Pie

Shakeology Pie

Shakeology Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 container (12oz) of Tofu, silken firm
  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 premade graham cracker pie crust

Directions: Slice bananas and cover bottom of pie crust. Place peanut butter, Shakeology, Tofu and almond milk in blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour over bananas and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

These Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe  Ideas are sure to make Mom feel special. I would love to know if you made any of these recipes for your Mom. They are quick and easy for any day of the week as well. Comment and let me know what are your thoughts and your go to Healthy Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas.

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