I know we all have our unique ways of celebrating Mother’s Day, so if you’re cooking this year for whatever reason, I’ve got you covered. I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite Mother’s Day macro-friendly brunch ideas for you to enjoy that are super light while still filling. Because let’s be real, there’s nothing better than food that not only tastes amazing but makes you feel good too. It’s a win-win situation.

And just to make it clear, I’m not suggesting that you spend time cooking in the kitchen as your Mother’s Day gift this year. Unless, of course, you’re totally into that–then go for it! If you want to relax this Mother’s Day or let someone else do the cooking (no judgment here). And if you’re still looking for Mother’s Day gifts (for yourself or others), you can find my favorites here.

#1 Turkey Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Easy Mother's Day Brunch: Turkey Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Quiche with Sun-dried tomatoes lillieeatsandtells.com

The best part about this one? It looks so fancy and beautiful, but it’s actually super easy to make. This Turkey Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Quiche can be whipped up a day ahead and simply reheated on Mother’s Day for easy cooking.

Or you can cook it that day with any leftover ground turkey. The options are endless, and it whips up so quickly! And the macros are killer. You can’t go wrong with this dish for any occasion.

Get all the details here.

#2 Quick and Easy Fried Egg BLT’s

Macro-friendly mother's day brunch ideas lillieeatsandtells.com

These aren’t your average BLTs–and I mean that in the most loving way possible. Because don’t get me wrong, I love a good BLT. But the added basil and Calabrian Chilie Mayo take this one over the top.

It’s not as fancy as the Turkey mushroom quiche, but it hits just the right balance between lunch and breakfast, which I think makes it the perfect casual brunch crossover.

Of course, this one you can’t prep ahead as much. To make it easier, you can buy pre-cooked Bacon from Costco (which is what we do for ease). You can find the entire recipe here.

#3 Spring Frittata

Easy brunch ideas that are macro-friendly for mother's day lillieeatsandtells.com

This Spring Frittata comes from my cookbook PLANNED, and it’s definitely a favorite. I shared it on Instagram as an Easter brunch idea, and I feel like it would be a good macro-friendly idea for Mother’s Day too.

It’s super simple, light and fresh. The perfect combo.

You can get the recipe tucked in this reel, or it’s also posted to the blog here. This one is great for my GF/DF friends because it’s naturally gluten-free, and while it does have optional cheese, that’s so easy to skip! Enjoy.

#4 Dairy-Free Lemon Blueberry Baked Zucchini Oats

Lemon Blueberry Baked Zucchini Oats plated in a bowl with whip cream and fruit on top lillieeatsandtells.com

If you want something for Mother’s Day brunch that isn’t savory, these baked oats are a good place to start. I have a lot of baked oat recipes on my blog, and I love them all.

But don’t let me fool you, they’re not dessert. It’s sweet enough for my family, but if you want it sweeter, you can add the sugar alternative of your choice. I’m all about managed expectations. You can get the full recipe here.

These Lemon Blueberry Baked Oats are perfect for brunch because you can make these the night before, and then all you have to do is set out the toppings. So good.

If you’re looking for a true, NOT macro-friendly sweet breakfast, you’ll love these Giant Cinnamon Rolls instead. It’s all about balance.

#5 Garden Veggie Quiche for One

This Garden Veggie Quiche for One is written for just one serving, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make more! Think of it like making a bunch of personal pizzas–instead of one big one to share, but it’ll be more doable to make if you have a small family or if it’s just you.

I love this macro-friendly Mother’s Day Brunch idea if you want something easy to put together…and maybe something you can even eat in bed. Because you can eat the whole thing by yourself for only 384 calories with 45.8 grams of protein.

But I should mention that it does take 45 minutes to bake, but the prep work is light. And this recipe uses my FAVORITE @cutdacarb wraps. So you need to make sure to order those online beforehand.

Of course, you can use a different wrap–but for me, Cut Da Carbs wraps are just too essential. I love them too much. You can use code LILLIE10 on 24-packs or bigger to save a little off the top.

Bonus Macro-friendly Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: Breakfast Nachos

Nachos are one of the best foods out there. Delicious toppings piled high on top of chips? Yum. I knew when I first started counting macros that I’d need a way to have nachos that also didn’t feel like getting punched in the gut a couple of hours later…

That’s why I LOVE these breakfast nachos. They’re so delicious while still being super light. A winning combo for me.

I think these would make the PERFECT macro-friendly brunch because they’re so customizable and easy to make. And once again, they use my favorite Cut da Carb wraps but this time as chips.

I love making Cut Da Carb wraps into chips. They’re the perfect snack. I eat them with Knudsen cottage cheese all the time. Of course, if you want to save some time, you can make these chips for people trying to keep things light and get regular chips for those who aren’t. Either way, they’ll taste GREAT!

Get the full recipe here. Enjoy!

Macro-Friendly Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

I hope you enjoy these Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas, and if you need more meal ideas, you can always get my meal plan subscription. That way you never have to think about what’s for dinner again…

My dinner-only meal plan is perfect for anyone wanting to eat more macro-friendly without having to plan what to eat every night. The web app generates your shopping list and connects to your Walmart cart, then it can automatically upload all the ingredients you’ll need for the week! A total game-changer.

And of course, you can always get more recipe inspiration over on Instagram. I love to share all my current food favorites and more! Can’t wait to connect with you over there. Xo, Lillie

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Hello. My name is Lillie. I’m not a registered dietitian, or a macro coach, or a public figure or culinary genius. I’m a mommy of four who FOUND macro-counting and fell in love with this balanced approach to food...

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