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Healthy Mother's Day Recipes and Menus

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Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use nutritious, fiber-rich, whole-grain bread instead of white. The results: plenty of flavor, half the calories and one-third the fat of the original.

» Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Dark Cherry Bundt Cake

Cherries and almond extract pair beautifully in this delectable cake. Yogurt adds subtle flavor and helps keep the cake moist. Recipe by Nancy Baggett.

» Dark Cherry Bundt Cake

Rhubarb Waffles with Rhubarb Sauce

These light and crispy rhubarb waffles are made with whole-wheat flour and egg whites and topped with a sweet and tangy rhubarb sauce. If there's any sauce left over, drizzle it on a scoop of frozen yogurt.

» Rhubarb Waffles with Rhubarb Sauce

Campari, Grapefruit & Pomegranate Cocktail

Balance herbaceous Campari with the sweet-tart flavors of pomegranate and grapefruit. This dusty pink drink looks festive in a stemmed wineglass with a twist of orange zest. For a slightly sweeter drink, use orange juice instead of grapefruit. To make a nonalcoholic version, omit the Campari and add an extra 1/3 cup of each juice.

» Campari, Grapefruit & Pomegranate Cocktail

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better way to honor the combination than in this classic summer pie. The lattice top looks fancy but the technique is super-easy to master.

» Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate cake, giving these cupcakes a slight cherry flavor while keeping it super-moist with little added oil. The combination of reduced-fat cream cheese and sour cream gives the frosting cheesecake-like flavor with about 40 calories and 3 grams saturated fat less than a traditional cream cheese frosting.

» Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

Chicken Salad with Pecans & Dried Cherries

This healthy chicken salad recipe is sweet and crunchy thanks to the addition of heart-healthy pecans and fiber-rich dried cherries. If you have cooked chicken breast on hand, skip Step 1 and use about 3 cups chopped chicken in Step 3.

» Chicken Salad with Pecans & Dried Cherries


Delicious, healthy Mother's Day recipes and menus for your special Mom.

Mother’s Day is your opportunity to recognize Mom for all the nice things she’s done for you over the years, and what better gift to show her your love and appreciation than to cook something delicious for Mother’s Day? We’ve put together a collection of Mother's Day recipes for brunch, lunch and dinner, along with menus to help you plan. Any of these ideas is sure to delight your mom. Just remember—you need to do the dishes.

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