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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?

asked by Diana about 3 years ago

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Alexandra V. Jones
added about 3 years ago

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

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added about 3 years ago

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
added about 3 years ago

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
added about 3 years ago

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.

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added about 3 years ago

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

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creamtea
creamtea

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added about 3 years ago

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
sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 3 years ago

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

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Stephanie
added about 3 years ago

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

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added about 3 years ago

< 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
added about 3 years ago

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

Healthline
added about 3 years ago

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

They're even better when served with Broiled Grapefruit topped with yogurt: http://www.healthline.com...

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