Healthy Mother's Day brunch

Another Mother's Day question: my dad has tasked me with making a "gourmet" brunch/breakfast for my mom (that's what happens when you're the other cook in the family). My mom likes to eat healthy. I was thinking of a frittata, but we did that for Easter so I'd like to come up with something different? Any ideas?

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  • May 3, 2015
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Alexandra V. Jones

Eggs benedict oscar style would be nice or this https://food52.com/blog... I'm gonna try for sure with romesco, grilled spring onions, and maybe a green salad.

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Nancy
Nancy May 3, 2015

choose something your mom likes - a dish or ingredient, then build on that. satisfy her standards by making the menu with good quality and moderate amount of fat, sweetener, salt, multi-grain or complex carbohydrates etc..satisfy the "gourmet" standards of your Dad (what are they?) with high quality ingredients and beautiful attention to presentation.

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keg72
keg72 May 3, 2015

How about shakshuka? It's eggs, still, but very different than a frittata -- and it's definitely healthy. You could serve a salad on the side and some nice crusty bread or pita.

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keg72 May 3, 2015

How about shakshuka? It's eggs, still, but very different than a frittata -- and it's definitely healthy. You could serve a salad on the side and some nice crusty bread or pita.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. May 4, 2015

Love the shakshuka idea, here's another: http://www.seriouseats...

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creamtea May 4, 2015

This salad is on the lunch-ier side, has eggs, smoked salmon and vegetables and a delicious dressing with creme fraiche, lime and honey that is so good. https://food52.com/recipes...

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sexyLAMBCHOPx May 4, 2015

How about Whole smoked salmon with accouterments and April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing with salad?

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Stephanie
Stephanie May 4, 2015

Similar to shakshuka, I love making baked eggs in ratatouille as a brunch dish. It's healthy but filling (and you can prep/cook the ratatouille ahead of time!)

You may also want to take a look at the current contest for "Your Best Recipe for Lettuce-Free Salad" as there are a bunch of healthy, salad like dishes collected there.

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ChefJune
ChefJune May 4, 2015

< I love making baked eggs in ratatouille as a brunch dish.> That is a really cool idea, Stephanie! I thought I was the "Ratatouille Queen," but I hadn't thought of that one. :)

Stephanie
Stephanie May 5, 2015

Thanks ChefJune! "Ratatouille Queen" huh? Sounds like we might be kindred spirits!

Healthline
Healthline May 6, 2015

These Breakfast Muffins are sweetened with banana so they contain no added sugar or oil: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/breakfast-muffins

They're even better when served with Broiled Grapefruit topped with yogurt: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/broiled-grapefruit

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