By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to show your mother just how much you love her. A good way to start the day is a healthy yet special breakfast, made just for Mom. A special breakfast need not be complicated. Even if you cook very little there are easy ways to make it special. With a little creativity and an attractive presentation, Mom will appreciate even a simple breakfast.
Do Mom a favor and keep it healthy AND tasty.
Here are some components of a healthy breakfast:
To give the meal a little pizzazz mix flavors, textures, and colors, this will add variety and look more appealing. Your menu can be as simple or complicated as you choose. Be sure to plan ahead so you have all of the ingredients on hand.
Here are some suggestions for a simple, yet impressive Mother’s Day breakfast:
Good beverage choices are skim milk, a small glass of 100% fruit juice or for fun a mock mimosa: add sparkling water or ginger ale to orange juice and garnish with a fresh strawberry added to the rim of the glass.
To make the meal extra special use the china, fancy glasses, pretty napkins and add a bouquet of flowers to the table.
Arrange the food attractively on the plate and add a few slices of melon, an orange wedge or berries to add color and extra nutrition.
A hand-written poem or card will add a nice final touch.
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly to remove liquid
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup chopped fresh mushrooms
½ cup finely chopped green onion, with some of the green tops
¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Protein: 16 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated fat: 5 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Sodium: 365 milligrams
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