Ruffled Phyllo Tart with Spring FruitI'm going to let my Mom relax this weekend and treat her to a delicious Mother's Day meal. I'm planning an easy, but elegant menu of Mother's Day recipes to make my mom feel special.
Our midday feast of EatingWell recipes, which are healthier versions of traditional, rich fare, includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The recipes in this menu also emphasize the colors and flavors of spring. I can make or prep most of the dishes ahead so I can spend time relaxing with my mom instead of cooking.
Healthy Mother's Day Menu:
• Nothing sets the tone for celebration better than a mint-tinged Raspberry Spritzer, made with Chambord (if you choose to use alcohol) and seltzer to keep calories in check.
• For a starter, serve Green Olive & Almond Spread with a toasted baguette or zucchini or cucumber slices.
• A poached egg on an English muffin is typical breakfast fare, but in Eggs Italiano the addition of a full-flavored, chunky vegetable medley between the egg and muffin transforms the simple dish into a sophisticated dinner or elegant brunch entree.
• Finish on a sweet note with a Ruffled Phyllo Tart with Spring Fruit.
By Carolyn Malcoun
When associate editor Carolyn Malcoun came to Vermont to attend New England Culinary Institute, she knew she didn't want to work in a restaurant but knew that she wanted to do something in the food industry. Luckily she discovered EatingWell, where she's able to combine her love of food and writing.
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