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Low Carb Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Menus

May 8, 2018

It’s time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives and, if you’re a mother, it’s time to be celebrated! What better way to pamper or be pampered than with a delicious home-cooked brunch or dinner. If you’d rather eat out, I have some yummy low carb suggestions for your Mother’s Day meal.

 Low Carb Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

This menu features a balance of sweet and savory. If you’d like, you can serve bacon on the side, which also makes a great garnish for the Spicy Blood Mary.

Breakfast Berry Parfait

This recipe serves four, but you can split the portions in half so it’s a brunch “appetizer”.

 Garden Frittata

This frittata is bursting with sautéed mushrooms, cauliflower and leeks, plus a pop of fresh basil. You can substitute other veggies in season if you’d like, such as zucchini, or even jarred artichoke hearts or sundried tomatoes.

 Lemony Protein Pancakes

This low carb pancake recipes comes from my book, Eat Right, Not Less, and it’s a lemony low carb swap for waffles, pancakes or pastries. Minus the sugar rush and crash!

 Spicy Bloody Mary

Sriracha gives this popular brunch drink a hit of heat. If Mom is craving a Mimosa, champagne garnished with strawberries or berries is relatively low carb option as well.

 Low Carb Mother’s Day Dinner Menu

While this decadent Mother’s Day dinner might seem like something only a chef could whip up, these recipes are actually quite simple. Each one only needs 15 minutes of cooking time or less. Do all your prep work in advance, and greet Mom with a Lovers’ Flute cocktail that she can sip on while you cook.

 Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Theses savory bites of bacon and scallops kick off your Mother’s Day feast.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon

Asparagus is in season and pairs perfectly with this menu.

 Broiled Lobster with Garlic Oil

Lobster is the star of the show, and at only 1.3 grams of Net Carbs per serving, Mom can indulge in this rich dish without guilt.

 Berries with Chocolate Ganache

Mother’s Day certainly can’t be complete without chocolate. Tart berries add a colorful and fresh touch.

 Lovers’ Flutes

This refreshing and bubbly cocktail features vodka, champagne, a twist of orange and a touch of Campari.

 Eating Out? Best Bets for a Low Carb Mother’s Day Brunch

If no one wants to deal with the cooking or the dishes, you can treat Mom to brunch at her favorite restaurant. You can’t go wrong these low carb brunch picks:

 At the buffet:

 Head straight to the omelet station. Fill your omelet with fresh veggies, creamy avocado, diced ham and bacon and more.

  • While your omelet is getting cooked and flipped to perfection, bypass the bagels and potatoes, but add a couple slices of smoked salmon to your plate, and a few cubes of cheese from the meat and cheese selection.
  • Grab a couple slices of sizzling bacon while you’re at it, and satisfy your sweet tooth with a side of fruit, such as berries.

 Off the menu:

 Once again, you can’t go wrong with eggs. Scrambled, over-easy, sunny-side up, an omelet or poached. The choice is yours. Add fresh veggies, cheese and salsa for a full meal.

  • If you’re craving Eggs Benedict, skip the English muffin, and ask for sliced tomato, avocado or even a portabella mushroom as the base for your poached eggs and rich Hollandaise sauce.
  • Not craving brunch? Order any salad with grilled salmon, chicken or steak and drizzled with vinaigrette.

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