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Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Recipes

Delicious Mother’s Day meals a child can make and a mother will love

Pomegranate Mimosa

How do you make a mimosa even more marvelous? Give it a modern twist: Instead of OJ, use pomegranate juice. Not only does it taste delicious, but this purple-y version is packed with powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that protect against cell-damaging free radicals that could cause cancer or heart disease. And while moms might appreciate the champagne twist, the concoction can be made kid-friendly by using sparkling water instead.

Ingredients

1 750 ml bottle of champagne
or sparkling water

8 oz pomegranate juice

Directions

Pour 2 oz of pomegranate juice into champagne flutes, fill with champagne or sparkling water, and enjoy.

Makes: 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving (with champagne)

Calories: 154, 2 calories from fat; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 0 g cholesterol; 13 mg sodium; 12 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 0 g protein

Breakfast Pizzas

Who said pizza wasn’t an a.m. food? Because turkey bacon is the star topping, you can sneak a meat onto the menu without the fat, and the wheat English muffins add fiber to mom’s diet. This recipe is an easy one: an adult can whisk and scramble the eggs, and the kids can take charge of the toasting and assembly.

Ingredients

2 whole wheat English muffins,
split and lightly toasted

Cooking oil spray

4 eggs

4 slices turkey bacon,
cooked and chopped

1 tsp tarragon

Salt and pepper to taste

4 slices tomato

2 oz grated reduced-fat cheese

Directions

Spray medium frying pan and preheat over medium heat. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in cooked bacon, tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour into pan. Scramble eggs lightly over medium heat until eggs are set. To assemble: Place one slice of tomato on English muffin half, top with scrambled eggs, and sprinkle with a tablespoon of cheese. Place English muffins on cookie sheet and broil 3–5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Makes: 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 161, 65 calories from fat; 6 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 483 mg sodium; 15 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 13 g protein

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Reviewed on April 24, 2009

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