Colette's Blog

May 8, 2019

Mother’s Day is the time to celebrate the moms in your life, or, if you are a mom, it’s about your family celebrating you, which hopefully means no cooking and no dishes on your part, while you sit back and relax. Whether you’re hosting, or your family needs a few suggestions to pull off “your” day, you can start with my low carb Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menus, plus some delicious ideas for staying on track with your low carb lifestyle if you’re eating out. For more inspiration, try these 7 low carb Mother’s Day brunch recipes

If you’d like to break out of the brunch rut, make the most of the spring weather with a Mother’s Day picnic that features low carb sweet and savory finger food that can be made ahead and easily transported to your picnic spot in a cooler. And you can turn your Mother’s Day picnic into perfection with a refreshing walk or hike before or after your picnic.

 Low Carb Mother’s Day Picnic Menu

Take your “picnic” pick of these low carb recipes for low carb picnic appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

 Low carb picnic appetizers and side dishes

All of these recipes can be made ahead of time. Mason jars are reusable, environmentally friendly and excellent for storing and transporting the kebabs, prosciutto bites, nuts, popcorn, cheese straws and zucchini crisps while adding a classic touch to your Mother’s Day picnic. Be sure to save a mason jar to display a Mother’s Day arrangement of flowers at your picnic spot, and don’t forget your picnic blanket.

 Chile Roasted Macadamia Nuts

 Savory Popcorn and Nut Mix

 Zucchini Crisps

 Cheese Straws

 Pimento Cheese

 Peachy Prosciutto Bites

 Mixed Vegetable Kebabs

 Deviled Egg Coleslaw

 Low carb picnic main dish recipes

Chicken is the star of the show, whether you choose fried chicken or traditional chicken salad sandwiches. Both can be made ahead and chilled until ready to eat. 

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

 Chicken Salad Sandwich with Grapes and Walnuts

 Low carb picnic desserts

Complete your picnic with your choice of these sweet treats.

Fresh Fruit Kebabs with Almond Crème

 Mini Muffins

 Ginger Mint Lemonade

 

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