The ideal Mother’s Day combines good times and good health. Here are several dishes to consider for your mom’s big meal.
A frittata appears to be a labor-intensive dish, but it is really quite simple. Check out your local farmer’s market to find fresh, seasonal vegetables such as spinach, mushrooms, or asparagus to add to the egg base of this fluffy, delightful souffle-like dish. Add a bit of your favorite cheese and some smoked salmon or turkey sausage, and there you have it. All the nutrition and flavor you could want packed into a pretty little pan.
Take mom on a fun adventure with a medley of delectable bites! Try tiny kebabs made of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and one cute basil leaf. Taste hot artichoke dip made with low fat cheese and served with baked veggie chips. Make mushrooms stuffed with crab and dates stuffed with pecans. Get creative.
The Skinny on a Mexican Feast
If mom likes Mexican food, these healthy options can’t be beat.
- Fish tacos made with grilled white flaky fish such as tilapia, mahi mahi, or cod
- A squeeze of lime, a handful of mixed spring greens, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, and a spoonful of salsa on a corn tortilla
- Spicy tortilla soup
- Mexican red rice, black bean, and corn salad
- Baked chips and guacamole
- Strips of watermelon, pineapple, jicama, and mango in individual cups with a sweet dipping sauce
Curries of all colors—red, green, yellow—over rice for a healthy, filling meal. Add fresh snipped basil and some local, organic snap peas and sliced onions. They are a must for the veggie lover.
Speaking of veggie loving, mom might like Thai salad wraps, which are perfectly crisp and complement spicy curries well. Get your hands on rice paper wrappers and fill them with lettuce, shaved carrot, cucumber, mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and fresh mint. Serve these little hand held salads with peanut sauce.
Wrap it, Roll it, and Slice it
Sushi. Can’t leave out the sushi when talking about Mother’s Day meal ideas. The possibilities are endless, so suit mom’s taste with your choice of sushi fillings. If you’re stuck on ideas, try these: Avocado, carrot, cream cheese, crab, cucumber, smoked salmon, roe, egg, and even lettuce.
To make, take nori seaweed sheets and spread with seasoned sushi rice and get to the fillings before you roll! Serve with wasabi, pickled ginger, and soy sauce. Yum.
One More Thing…
Strawberry rhubarb pie is the ultimate mom food, and who can resist those seasonal strawberries and rhubarb for dessert!
Your mom will thank you.
This is a guest post by Lisa Vance. Lisa recommends finding more great information on healthy Mother’s Day meals at Chefs.com.