Recipes for Mother’s Day

Whether you’re spoiling Mum or treating another special person in your life, you can’t go wrong with rustling up a lovely homemade meal. Whether they love flowers, chocolates or candles, they’re sure to love being served one of these delicious recipes for Mother’s Day. 

So let them sit back and put their feet up while you get busy in the kitchen! From gorgeous breakfasts to decadent desserts, we’ve got the whole day covered. 

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Breakfast in bed? We can’t think of a better breakfast to wake up to than our deliciously savoury Marmite Mushrooms on Toast. Super simple, and ready in less than 15 minutes, this dish is the perfect way to start the day. Serve it up alongside some fresh fruit and a cup of tea or coffee in their favourite mug!

Marmite Mushrooms on Toast - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

This Eggs Florentine will set the scene for a really special day (and nobody needs to know it’s simple to make AND slimming friendly too). Instead of a high-calorie Hollandaise sauce, we’ve made a creamy cheese sauce that’s much lighter and just as tasty. 

For only 327 calories per serving, this breakfast dish looks and tastes so much more indulgent. 

Eggs Florentine - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

If that special someone has more of a sweet tooth, maybe they’d prefer something fruity for breakfast? You can’t go wrong with pancakes, and a plate of Banana and Chocolate Pancakes is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. 

You can even mix up the fruit toppings and add extra berries, sliced apples or even grapes if you like. Finish with that drizzle of low calorie chocolate sauce for a brekkie that looks and tastes way more indulgent than it really is. 

Banana and Chocolate Pancakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

It’s only Mother’s Day once a year, so why not push the boat out with these decadent Nutella Baked Oats? This recipe is the dream for any chocoholic in your life, so let them have a lie in while you let this dish bake in the oven. 

When they’re ready they’ll be all golden brown on the top with a truly irresistible chocolate centre. The only tricky part is not digging into these yourself – best to make an extra serving too, just in case…

Nutella Baked Oats - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes


If the special someone you’re cooking for is trying to watch what they’re eating, you might want to keep lunch nice and light. Fancy an indoor picnic? Rain or shine, spread a blanket over the floor and stuff a basket with some of your favourite finger foods for a memorable lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day.

You don’t always need sunshine to brighten someone’s day – a tasty, healthy lunch can work wonders too! Lay out some crispy Vegan Sausage Rolls with a dollop of ketchup, or make some crunchy, fresh crudites to dip into our delicious Hummus Style Dip.

Vegan Sausage Rolls - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

A plate of these Cheesy Courgette Pancakes will brighten up anyone’s day. Perfect for brunch or lunch, they’re so delicious served with some crispy bacon and a few grilled tomatoes. 

Something a little bit different, they’re a nice change from sandwiches, salad or soup, and they won’t leave you feeling too full if you’re planning a big Mothering Sunday dinner later on. 

Cheesy Courgette Pancakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

You can’t have a lunchtime picnic without some quiche on your plate! Treat that special person to a slice of this Ploughman’s Quiche and you’ll definitely put a smile on their face. Delicious hot or cold, it even has tangy pickle mixed into the creamy, cheesy filling. 

Ploughman's Quiche - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes


Fancy something sweet afterwards? Round off your lunch picnic with these light and low fat Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries! Low in calories, they turn the humble fruit into a tasty dessert that looks oh-so-pretty, while really giving you all that indulgent cheesecake flavour. 

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes


For a traditional Mother’s Day celebration dinner, why not rustle up a full three course meal at home? As well as being every bit as delicious as heading out for dinner, cooking our homemade dishes will save calories and be kinder to your pocket too. 

Start with a simple soup and a warm wholemeal roll for dipping. This Salmon, Leek and Potato Soup is a family favourite, or make the most of fresh spring flavours with Carrot, Orange and Thyme Soup.

Salmon, Leek and Potato Soup - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the main course, you can’t beat a classic roast dinner as part of your family feast. This tender Roast Beef and Gravy will go down a treat, and although it looks impressive, it’s not too tricky to make! 

Serve it with lots of fresh veggies and all the trimmings, including these Yorkshire Puddings! Don’t forget to let the beef rest while you all tuck into your starter. 

Roast Beef and Gravy - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Fancy something a little less traditional? We’ve yet to find anyone who can resist the creamy, rich flavours of our Garlic Mushroom Risotto. Add a slice of Cheesy Garlic Bread on the side and you’re onto a winner! 

Garlic Mushroom Risotto - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Sweet Treats

Anyone got room for pudding? No matter the occasion, these Biscoff Lava Cakes always look really special (and they taste unbelievable too). They have a dreamy, oozy Biscoff centre that’s just as mouth watering as it sounds! 

Best of all, you can either make them in the oven or in the microwave, so they can be ready in as little as 12 minutes.  

Biscoff Lava Cakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Pick a pud that’s every bit as sweet as the person you’re treating! These Pastry Hearts are adorable heart-shaped flaky bites that are super simple to make. Using just 3 ingredients, you can have a batch of them ready in half an hour. They’re tasty whether you serve them hot or cold, but there’s something special about handing them out when they’re still warm from the oven…

Pastry Hearts - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

As a little afternoon pick-me-up, why not surprise that special person with a tempting Mother’s Day baked treat? These Strawberry Shortcakes look just like something you’d find on a fancy afternoon tea, and the taste doesn’t disappoint either. 

So light and crumbly, these are delicious served with a freshly brewed cuppa. Pssst…this recipe is only available in our Quick and Easy Food Planner; it’d make a great gift (just saying). You can pick up a copy here

Strawberry Shortcake - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

If you’d like to carry on the celebration as long as possible, you’ll get plenty of servings out of our Chocolate Mud Pie. Not only is this recipe guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate cravings, it’s also a showstopping cake that looks incredible on the kitchen counter; if you can resist tucking in, that is!

Chocolate Mud Pie - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What will you be making this Mother’s Day? 

Don’t forget to tag us in the photos of your creations on Instagram or in our Facebook Group! Plus, did you know that you can now share your hints, tips, quotes and photos in our PON Gallery? It’s an all-new space on the website to show off what you’ve been cooking up. Psst…there might even be some SWAG up for grabs for our favourite submissions!

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