5 Light, Fresh & Nutritious Recipes For Mother's Day Brunch

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5 Light & Fresh Brunch Recipes For A Nutritious Mother's Day Meal

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Who knows where the link between Mother's Day and brunch started, but at this point, it seems a pretty well-established way for many families to celebrate on this notable Sunday in May.

That said, brunch dishes can be a bit robust, so we dug into our recipe lists to find some fresher, lighter options for your morning meal celebration—whether it's served in bed or at the table:

1. Tomato & Thyme Eggs

Skip plain eggs in favor of this simple dish, made by combining olive oil, cherry tomatoes, thyme, spinach, and garlic in a pan before you add eggs to cook gently in the sauce. This recipe also comes with directions for an herby side salad, for some bonus greens.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Vegan Frittata

Looking to keep things vegan? This clever frittata uses chickpea flour and cooked quinoa in place of scrambled eggs, keeping a light, fluffy texture and a dose of protein for the base. The recipe also calls for classic veggie mix-ins: mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and greens.

Get the recipe here.

3. Kale Breakfast Salad

If you want to make salad the main event, you could opt for this Beyoncé-approved breakfast salad (yeah, you read that right). It's from Marco Borges, who worked with Beyoncé and Jay-Z on campaigns promoting plant-based eating. The salad is topped with a homemade dressing, citrus, pomegranate, and pumpkin seeds for crunch.

Get the recipe here.

4. Spinach Pancakes

For a more traditional breakfast or brunch, make these pancakes, with a savory twist. They're colored green with spinach purée and topped with your favorite savory breakfast items: avocado, tomato, spinach, and scallions. Finish them off with a dollop of cottage cheese, which might not be as classic but is definitely delicious.

Get the recipe here.

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5. Berry Quinoa Breakfast Salad

Quinoa might not normally be the grain that appears on your breakfast table, but this twist on a fruit salad puts it front and center alongside blueberries and blackberries. Toss the mix with some sweet lemon dressing, and top with sliced almonds for a unique breakfast item you might even want to make for non-holidays.

Get the recipe here.

And if you want a cocktail to go with your brunch, we've got that covered with this homemade garden-to-glass Bloody Mary mix.

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