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A Mother’s Day brunch so easy even the kids can help

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For the first time in many years, my mom and I will be together for Mother's Day. (Yay! No card this year that says, "I wish we could be together :-(. ") And now I'm a mom too. So to show Mom-a.k.a. Grandma-our appreciation this year (and spend some quality mom-time with my son), my 2-year-old fireball and I are going to make a Mother's Day brunch together.

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My little guy loves to help in the kitchen-scooping flour, cracking eggs, mixing ingredients, using spatulas-you name it. If there's food and mess involved, he's there. So I'm planning a menu of dishes that he can help make. Dads and sons, if you're looking to make a meal for the moms in your life, brunch is easy to prepare and has "jobs" most kids can do with a little help.

We'll be making Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast and Fruit Salad with Lime Yogurt (get the recipes below), along with some scrambled eggs, tea and juices.

Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast
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This baked apple-cinnamon French toast can be prepared in advance, so we'll make it the night before so we can relax with Mom in the morning. Then simply pop it in the oven. By using nonfat instead of whole milk and eliminating the egg yolks, the calories are cut by half and the fat is reduced by nearly 80 percent in our griddle-free version.

Fruit Salad with Lime Yogurt
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A zesty and refreshing simple fruit dessert.

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TAGS: Michelle Edelbaum, Food Blog, Entertaining, Family meals, Holidays

Michelle Edelbaum
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