Healthy Happy Mother’s Day Brunch


Mother’s Day is one of the best days not to dine out! As a foodie who loves to sample all chefs’ creations, I am a huge fan of dining out. But not on Mother’s Day.

That’s when the crowds descend and the prices often ascend in the wake of taking mom out to brunch or lunch or dinner.

Here’s the link to my segment on Charlotte Today

 

 

So today’s post is dedicated to making Mom feel special at the family table. Or, if it’s a beautiful day taking brunch outside to the patio or porch. But you don’t have to lose any sleep over this Mother’s Day Brunch Menu.  The shopping, the cooking and the presenting are all super easy thanks to the good folks at ALDI, who’ve already thought about our moms on Mother’s Day.

Even Mother’s Day gifts!

If you’re a fan of ALDI you’re already familiar with the markets’ simple approach to grocery shopping. No coupons or club cards needed and a great selection of fresh produce, premium meats, wonderful cheeses, gourmet speciality products ( coffee! chocolate!) and award winning wines. If you haven’t shopped at an ALDI store, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that customers can save up to 50% on grocery bills* as compared to other markets.

*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.

Disclosure:  I’m happy to be working with ALDI, as a registered dietitian nutritionist spokesperson as we kick off a summer of celebrations. ( Memorial Day is next!)

OK let’s get cooking!

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Spinach, Broccoli and Turkey Egg Casserole 

Berry Breakfast “Cookies”

Mango Strawberry Sunset Smoothies

Mimosa Bar

Recipe Notes and Links: Why they get my vote for Mother’s Day

 

 

 

Spinach, Broccoli and Turkey Egg Casserole:  the recipe is literally as easy as browning  the Fit & Active brand lean ground turkey, placing in a quiche dish or round baking dis, adding broccoli florets, diced red pepper and SimplyNature organic baby spinach and the Fit & Active brand liquid egg. Bake covered for about 30 minutes, place Happy Farms crumbled feta cheese on top and bake uncovered for another 20 minutes. I added some diced red pepper to the top for a pretty garnish.

Another tip: spray the bottom of the dish with cooking spray so the egg casserole can be sliced and each piece lifts out easily.

Berry Breakfast Cookies:  These are really, really good and if you make a big batch, they stay fresh to enjoy the next day or two with coffee in the morning.  The ingredients are a healthy mix of Millville Quick Oats, SimplyNature organic coconut oil, bananas, peanut butter, Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, and Southern Grove dried mixed berries.  I baked them on parchment paper, so the cookies don’t stick. No need to waste a morsel.

Mango Strawberry Sunset Smoothies: All you need is a blender and you whip up these pretty layered breakfast drinks with fresh mango, fresh strawberries and Friendly Farms Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt. Tip: place the mango mixture on the bottom of the glass first, then slowly pour the strawberry mixture to float on top. Garnish with a pretty dice of the fresh fruit.

Did someone say Mimosa Bar? Let’s put the sparkle in Mother’s Day with ALDI’s award winning Chiare Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine from Monterrey. Set up a selection of juices so guests can customize their mimosa with Nature’s Nectar raspberry lemonade, peach and mango blend or the classic combo with Nature’s Nectar premium not from concentrate orange juice. Cheers!  For a non alcohol version, add bubbles with sparkling water and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

For a fabulous and affordable selection of Mother’s Day gifts, check out ALDI Finds. Look what I found for my Mom ( or for my kids to gift to me).  A Hummingbird Feeder…..

…….and a lovely everlasting orchid, perfect for the Mother’s Day Brunch table in my dining room.

 

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Mother’s Day!

Now, where’s that mimosa bar???? BONUS TV SEGMENT FROM GREENVILLE, SC. My MOM lives in South Carolina. (:

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