April 23, 2014

5 Last Minute Breakfast in Bed Recipe Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and you may be wondering how you and your mom can celebrate the day together. Although there are many different ways to let mom know you care, nothing says I love you quite like a health-inspired gift. Not only are you saying that you appreciate her, you’re also saying you want her to be around for a long, long time.  From gadgets to homemade dishes, its easy nowadays to find gifts that aren’t only indulgent, but good for you as well. Thank goodness! This makes the opportunity to support a healthy Mother’s day so much easier.

One of the simplest, most meaningful ways to celebrate Mother’s day is to serve up a healthy, delicious breakfast in bed. Not only will this allow your mom to feel pampered and extra special right from the get go, but its also a relatively easy way to say that you are invested in your mom’s well-being. Think about it – what says “I love you” more than showing your mom that you know what her favorite flavors, tastes and aromas are? It takes a thoughtful person to put in the extra effort to wake up early and create a dish for someone else. Throw in a few healthy ingredients or healthify your mom’s favorite recipe and now you’ve gone the extra step.

Of course, not everyone wants the same thing year after year and not everyone is a skilled chef in the kitchen. So if you want to surprise the best mom in the world with a special breakfast in bed creation, don’t feel like you have to start from scratch.  First, take special note of the foods your mom seems to enjoy the most. Does she prefer sweet foods or salty foods? When traveling, does your mom order something special from the breakfast menu? Once you start identifying what foods your mom tends to gravitate to, you can then start building your menu. Search online or grab a cookbook and search for a recipe that speaks your mom’s food language and won’t be too hard to tackle. Be honest here with your cooking abilities! If you are a beginner chef, perhaps choosing a recipe with 5 or 6 steps and no more than 10 ingredients might be a good place to start.

Members of our blog network, thePlate Community, also have a few recipe ideas your mom might enjoy. Be sure to check these out too as you begin to develop your breakfast in bed menu this year:

Gluten Free Raspberry Muffins

Gluten-Free Raspberry Muffins

Gluten-Free Raspberry Muffins
photo credit: Giselle from My Healthy Happy Home

Homemade Whole Wheat and Flax Pancakes

Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes

Whole Wheat Flax Pancakes
Photo Credit: Liz Patton, MS, RD, LD, CDE

5 Ingredient Spring Vegetable Frittata

5 Ingredient Spring Vegetable Frittata

5 Ingredient Spring Vegetable Frittata
photo credit: Chere Bork, MS, RD, LDN

My Favorite Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

My Favorite Chocolate Biscotti
Photo Credit: Kelly Morrison

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Photo Credit: Jen Haugen, RD

And if you aren’t doing breakfast in bed this year, but are planning a  brunch, perhaps you might need some help planning a healthy one! Start your  brainstorming by reading this post: My Sunday Brunch Cravings

What’s your all-time favorite Breakfast in Bed food memory? 

About Kati Mora, MS, RD

Kati is a registered dietitian with a background in general nutrition and weight management. As the co-owner of Around the Plate, Kati is excited to bring you relevant nutrition information that get's you excited about living healthy and eating happy. Kati graduated with her BS in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2006 and then obtained her Master's in Dietetics from Central in 2010. Kati is the proud mama of two little plates, Eli and Ben, who keep her busy and smiling... most of the time. You may also recognize Kati from her work as the Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate and as a contributing author for Diets In Review.


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