Mother’s Day is a special day each year dedicated to celebrating moms, their love, and their accomplishments. Like with many other holidays, we love to celebrate with food! And that’s where it can get tricky if you’re taking phentermine. A relaxing breakfast in bed, a beautiful brunch or fun family dinner all now involve navigating how to enjoy the day while still sticking to your hard-earned healthy habits. Whether you’re cooking a special meal for the mom in your life, or just searching for tasty weekend breakfast ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll give you some ideas for what to cook (and eat) this weekend and tips for navigating the menu, in case you’re planning a celebratory meal out.
Keys to a Healthy Meal
As you know, big part of your phentermine journey involves establishing healthy habits around food and exercise. Whether you’re new to phentermine have been taking it for a while now, making healthy food choices is as important as ever. Remember, you should always aim to include a little from each food group in each meal, as shown on MyPlate. The goal should be:
1/2 plate fruits and veggies: green or fruit salad, streamed veggies, unsweetened applesauce, etc.
1/4 plate whole grains: whole-wheat bread or pasta, brown rice, corn, etc.
1/4 plate lean protein: lean meat/poultry, fish, tofu, beans, etc.
When you’re preparing your Mother’s Day meals, try to keep these guidelines in mind to make your healthiest plate possible!
Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day
Scroll through the ideas below to find a delicious, phentermine.com-approved recipe for your special meal this weekend. From flavorful egg dishes to made-over blueberry waffles, we have the recipes you’ll need to enjoy a flavorful, fun and healthy treat this Mother’s Day weekend!
1. Parfait (Yogurt Sundae) Bar
For the DIY-lover
Makes 4 servings
- 1 24-oz container of plain, vanilla or strawberry yogurt
- 3 cups of berries (or your favorite fruit!)
- 1 cup toasted, chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans
- Optional: ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (as garnish)
- Optional: 2 bananas, sliced
- Place all the ingredients in separate bowls with their own spoons. Place 4 empty bowls or large glasses on the table.
- Spoon about ¼ cup yogurt into the bottom of one of the empty, and then add with 3-4 spoonfuls of your first topping (fruit or nuts, or both!) on top.
- Add another ¼ cup of yogurt, then another few spoonfuls of topping. Finally, add one more ¼ cup of yogurt, and then garnish top of your parfait with a little bit of chocolate, banana or more berries. Enjoy!
Phentermine.com’s Pro Tip: For the healthiest parfait, go for plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a few chopped nuts as toppings. To make recipe fat-free, use only fruit and yogurt.
Nutrition Facts (depending on ingredients): Calories: 260-450, Total Fat: 16-23g, Carbohydrates: 19-49g, Protein: 11-13g
2. Whole-Grain Blueberry Waffles
For the mom with a sweet tooth
Makes 6 servings
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs (or 4 egg whites, or ½ cup egg substitute)
- 1½ cups warm skim milk
- 3 tablespoons butter/margarine, melted
- 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Turn on waffle iron to preheat.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, butter, applesauce and vanilla.
- Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry mixture and stir until combined.
- Fold in blueberries. Do not overmix.
- Ladle about 1/6 of the batter into the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.
Phentermine.com’s Pro Tip: Serve with scrambled eggs/egg whites, or low-fat plain yogurt or cottage cheese to add a little bit of protein. To reduce sugar intake, top waffles with more fresh fruit or fat-free yogurt instead of syrup.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 266, Total Fat: 7g (2g sat fat), Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 10g
3. Veggie Frittata with Ham
For the fancy egg lover
Makes 6 servings
- 4 oz mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- 1 small onion (or ½ of a large onion), diced
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (tip: roll and press in paper towels)
- 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
- ½ cup deli ham, coarsely chopped
- 7 eggs + 5 egg whites (or 2.5 cups of egg substitute)
- ¼ skim milk
- ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper (a pinch)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Using cooking spray or olive oil, grease a 6-muffin tin (or one 8-in pan). Set aside.
- Spray a medium saucepan with cooking spray, or lightly coat with oil. Over medium heat, sauté together onion and mushrooms. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked to your liking. Remove from heat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk & yogurt, salt and pepper.
- Add cheese, spinach and vegetable mixture to eggs. Combine well.
- Pour egg mixture into greased muffin tin (or pan). Arrange tomato slices on top of egg mixture in a single layer.
- Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until eggs are set but not brown. Enjoy with a small salad for brunch.
Phentermine.com’s Pro Tip: Check the eggs about 5 minutes before their “supposed to” be done. You want to avoid overcooking the eggs because it would give them a rubbery texture. Try serving frittata with side salad, to get in even more veggies this Mother’s Day.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 232, Total Fat: 14g (6g sat fat), Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 21g
4. Healthy Breakfast Tacos
For the mom with a southwestern flair
Makes 4 servings
- 4 eggs + 4 egg whites (or 2 cups of egg substitute)
- 1 tbsp skim milk (water works too)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper (a pinch)
- 8 small (6”) corn or flour tortillas
- ½ can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 cup cheese, shredded (Mexican blend, cheddar, Colby jack, pepper jack, etc.)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour into a medium pan and scramble over medium/medium-low heat.
- Pour the beans into a small bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until warm.
- Assemble all ingredients into tacos! Each person gets two tacos.
Phentermine.com’s Pro Tip: If you’re using corn tortillas, have each person microwave their tortillas for 10-15 seconds before assembling their tacos. It will make the tortillas softer.
Nutrition Facts (for 2 tacos): Calories: 436, Total Fat: 25g (10g sat fat), Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 26g
5. Breakfast Quinoa
For the mom that loves hot cereals
Makes 4 servings (recipe originally from Cooking Light)
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 3/4 cup light coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup sliced banana
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Place quinoa in a fine sieve (strainer), and place the sieve (strainer) in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub the grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain quinoa. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well.
- Combine quinoa, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir mixture constantly during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
- Optional: While quinoa cooks, spread flaked coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
- Place about 1/2 cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup banana slices, and 1 tablespoon toasted coconut. Serve warm.
Phentermine.com’s Pro Tip: Quinoa is a high-protein grain, so it makes a great all-in-one breakfast this Mother’s Day.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 218, Total Fat: 9g (6g sat fat), Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g
Menu Tips for a Healthier Brunch
For a more visual experience, make sure to check out our infographic on healthy brunch tips.
If you’re looking forward to a special meal out at a restaurant this Mother’s Day, keep the following tips in mind to help yourself make healthier brunch choices:
1. Use skim milk for your coffee (or tea), and limit sugar: If you order something to drink and like to add milk, ask for skim milk instead of using the cream on the table. Also, eliminate or limit the sugar you add to your hot drinks. Making these small changes in your morning habits can save hundreds of calories over the course of your phentermine journey (and beyond!).
2. Choose lean meats: Favor chicken or turkey breast, or fish if you’re picking meats for an omelette or sandwich. Lean/natural ham is also a good protein source, as opposed to sausage or bacon. Lean meats have less total fat, saturated fat and calories than their fattier counterparts.
3. Ask for egg whites, if possible: Lots of brunch dishes include eggs! If the restaurant allows it, order your dish to be made with egg whites instead of whole eggs. Egg whites have all the protein of whole eggs, but only a fraction of the fat, cholesterol, and calories.
4. Go for whole-grain/whole-wheat toast: When choosing a side of toast or bread for a sandwich, ask for whole-grain or whole-wheat bread. The extra fiber has lots of benefits for your body.
5. If the portion is huge, take half home! One of the hardest part of eating out is portion control. If the portion looks like way more than you need to eat (or would eat at home), take half home and have it for leftovers.
Are you trying one of these recipes while taking phentermine this Mother’s Day? Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by leaving a comment below!