7 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes Under 400 Calories

Brunch on Mother’s Day is one of the best meals of the year and a great way to celebrate the moms in our lives. We asked registered dietitian Stephanie Tarnacki, RD, about her favorite Mother’s Day brunch recipes. She went through these seven delicious options that are packed with tons of flavor without a high calorie count.

Get ready to make some amazing brunch recipes for Mother’s Day or any day!

1. Delicious Low-Carb Zucchini Waffles with Scrambled Eggs

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Taranaki recommends these as delicious Zucchini Waffles In place of the traditional pancake. They’re filled with high-protein almond flour, zucchini, Parmesan cheese and topped with hard-boiled eggs! With only 9 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of protein, these are a healthy way to start your Mother’s Day!

2. Sheet Pan French Toast with Mixed Berries

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If the mom in your life loves sweet brunch dishes for Mother’s Day, French toast Way to go. Taranaki loves this high-fiber, low-fat version of the brunch classic. “Replacing white toast with whole wheat adds great nutritious flavor as well as increased fiber,” she says. “And using skim milk instead of whole milk reduces the saturated fat content. Mixed berries add a sweet flavor and even more fiber content!

3. High-Protein Breakfast Quesadillas

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If Your Mom Loves Delicious Brunch, Try This Healthy Twist on Mexican Breakfast, This quesadilla recipe substitutes white tortillas for whole wheat. The boost of fiber content makes you feel full for longer periods of time, so mom won’t be hungry during her Mother’s Day nap later. Taranaki notes that this meal also has three sources of protein-Eggs, bacon and beans add irresistible flavor as well as 20 grams of protein per serving. It is a balanced, high fiber, high protein breakfast.

4. Egg and Bacon Mini Casserole

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Bacon and egg dishes are a brunch classic. This recipe generally lightens Egg and Bacon Casserole Try adding iron-rich fresh spinach, using low-fat milk, and replacing whole wheat bread with white bread. Tarnacki says this recipe provides a low carbHigh-protein breakfast as it provides only 14 grams of carbohydrates and 17 grams of protein.

5. Vegan Country Benedict

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it Twist on the typical Benedict A great meatless meal option for Mother’s Day. Baked eggs are paired with a healthy dose of fiber from whole-wheat flour, navy beans, and hidden vegetables. This delicious dish will keep you feeling full all morning!

6. Vegan Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

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For another sweet breakfast idea, try this delicious Apple Slice Coffee Cake It’s so good that mom won’t even realize it’s vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free! This recipe is packed with healthy fats like olive oil and walnuts, high fiber with whole wheat flour and rolled oats, and only 5 grams of sugar from maple syrup! Taranaki says you can serve it as a main dish or for mom’s brunch dessert.

7. High-Protein Maple and Seed Oatmeal

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it delicious Dalia Recipe The ideal option to “make it your own” for Mother’s Day. “This recipe is a delicious way to increase your healthy fatty acids by incorporating sunflower seeds and flaxseed,” says Tarnacki. Thanks to a healthy scoop of your favorite protein powder, it can also be give you a weight loss boost, Setting out optional ingredients in the serving bowl allows everyone to customize their porridge.

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Originally published 5|8|2023; UPDATE 5|3|2024