This Mother's Day, show mom your appreciation by giving her a special present you can't buy at the mall: a healthy, homemade meal.
Give her a break in the kitchen and put together a brunch, dinner or dessert dish that is both satisfying and slimming.
From a breakfast casserole, to a pasta dinner and chocolate dessert, we've got you covered for a full day of Mother's Day meals that will be sure to please mom on her special day.
Plus, all meals are guilt-free and are less than 400 calories:
1. Ham and cheese breakfast casserole
For brunch, try this breakfast casserole that contains half the calories and a one-third of the fat of traditional ham-and-cheese strata. It's made lighter with nonfat milk, whole-grain bread, and uses less cheese and egg yolks.
Per serving: 286 calories, 10g fat, 23g carbohydrates, 23g protein, 4g fiber
2. Braised kale frittata
Frittatas, another brunch favorite, are quick and easy to make! This low-carb dish includes kale, a superfood that is one of the healthiest veggies out there.
Per serving: 204 calories, 12.6g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 16g protein, 2g fiber
3. Clay pot shrimp with brown rice
For dinner, here's a healthy seafood option. This hearty, protein-packed dish includes shrimp and brown rice, and is seasoned with lemon juice, ginger and fish sauce.
Per serving: 370 calories, 6g fat, 60g carbohydrates, 22g protein, 4g fiber
4. Creamy asparagus pasta
This light and creamy pasta dish blends whole wheat penne with one of spring's freshest veggies – asparagus. Flavored with lemon zest and garlic, this meal only takes 35 minutes to make!
Per serving: 359 calories, 10g fat, 55g carbohydrates, 18g protein, 7g fiber
5. Chocolate-salted caramel tart
Satisfy your chocolate cake cravings with this light tart for only 126 calories per slice! The salted caramel and sea salt provide a nice mix of salty-and-sweet.
Per serving: 126 calories, 8.3g fat, 13g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber