Food made with love makes a memorable meal.
It’s been an official U.S. holiday since 1914, and on Sunday, May 13, it arrives again. We’re talking about Mother’s Day! It’s one of the few holidays on our calendar honoring the special ladies in our lives; a chance to celebrate and strengthen this beautiful bond.
When Anna Jarvis lobbied successfully to have Mother’s Day recognized as a holiday, she envisioned a pure and uncommercialized interaction between a mother and her family. For her, it was intended to be something unique for each family. Few things in society strengthen family bonds more than enjoying a meal together, so combining Mother’s Day and brunch makes a delicious kind of sense.
Many restaurants and other locations like to offer Mother’s Day fare. Creating something at home, however, puts an extra-special seal on a meal. It places you in charge of each ingredient and every little flourish.
Whether you’re a husband, partner, son, or daughter, we present some of the most mouthwatering and healthy Mother’s Day brunch ideas … as well as the perfect way to finish on a sweet note. Continue reading below to find out what to make for Mother’s Day this year!
Start brunch with a crunch
Some savory chips are a great way to open a brunch. They’re light enough to nibble on before the meal and can complement the main dish. Baked always beats fried, and fewer ingredients mean a healthier chip.
Superfood brunch sandwiches
Whether a mom is happy with her number of kids or working on delivering more, folic acid is a super nutrient that every woman can benefit from. Pregnant mothers will benefit from this B vitamin’s preventative qualities, while every woman will gain a regenerative boost to their blood cells.
Avocados, spinach, broccoli, and eggs are a few low-calorie, tasty foods that do more than deliver folic acid. They also add vibrant color and texture to a brunch. A delicious way to combine some of these into a filling and low-calorie Mother’s Day food idea is to make a sandwich. The secret lies in the layering.
Try lightly toasting the bread and filling with a layer of eggs, spinach, a slice of cheese, more eggs, another slice of cheese, and finally some avocado. Many other recipes can make a Mother’s Day brunch sandwich majestic. If you add a handful of savory chips at the side and a mother’s favorite wine, you’ll have a bread-based brunch to be proud of.
Serve up a brunch salad
Salads are a versatile category that can make the most of meat, vegetables, fruit, and pasta. You may like to follow in the footsteps of the pasta masters. If so, an Italian Spaghetti Salad incorporating tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers, and paprika could be just the thing. For another spin on things, a Greek Pasta Salad is packed with olives, onions, garlic, and lemon notes.
If mom enjoys meat, make a Mother’s Day brunch of chicken-bacon ranch pasta salad to offer a protein-rich dish. If you feel a little more zest is in order, consider serving up maple citrus salad with coconut. This bright, breezy option is perfect for a quick brunch surprise that Mom is sure to enjoy.
Pairing a salad brunch with eggs offers even more options. Creating an omelet with bacon, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese offers the complementary flavors of olive oil, white wine vinegar, and chives.
Fish and other seafood are packed with protein and omega-3 and lend themselves to any number of Mother’s Day food ideas. Some of them are particularly perfect for moms such as this Green Goddess Dressing with Seafood Salad. It blends lobster, shrimp and a wealth of greens like tarragon, basil, and parsley. Salmon is a perennial favorite and delivers vitamin D along with protein.
Making salmon part of your Mother’s Day brunch idea will add a fantastic flavor. Placing some salmon on top of potato pancakes and garnishing with crème fraîche or sour cream, onions, and chives is a crisp and quick brunch.
Oysters, cheese, pancetta, and herbs make an Italian seafood casserole well worth the effort. Despite the amount of protein in all these seafood options, they won’t sit heavily in the stomach (which is the number one concern with brunch).
Top Mother’s Day brunch off with a sweet, tasty treat
The intimate and unique spirit of Mother’s Day can be shared most sweetly with a thoughtful, handmade dessert. At We Take The Cake, we have a wide selection of gourmet cakes to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect cake for Mom’s special day.
If you’d like to make the magic of Mother’s Day happen every month, a gift of membership to our Cake of the Month Club delivers a year-round reminder of how much you care even when you can’t be there. We hope these Mother’s Day brunch food ideas have inspired you and help you have a wonderfully delicious day with your Mom!