Heart-healthy Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mothers, sisters, friends—this Sunday is a day to celebrate all the special moms in our lives, and what better way to do that than by serving up a healthful and delicious brunch straight from Brenda Watson’s Love Your Heart Eating Plan? Not only are these three dishes simple to make, but they incorporate some of the season’s freshest flavors for a mouthwatering treat. Enjoy!

Spring Veggie-Egg Patties
Serves 3
1 zucchini
1 red bell pepper
½ medium onion, chopped
1 large egg
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tbsp. canola oil

Directions: Grate zucchini and bell pepper; dice onion. In a medium bowl, mix zucchini, bell pepper, onion and egg together; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Form vegetable mixture into 2-inch balls and place in pan. Flatten balls with spatula and cook until lightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Serve hot.

Savory Turkey Sausage Patties
Serves 3
1 lb. ground turkey
1 tsp. dried sage
½ tsp. fennel seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. salt
Dash each of ground black pepper, ground cayenne, ground allspice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Shape mixture into 2-inch patties; place on plate and cover with plastic. Refrigerate at least one hour. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until patties are cooked through. Serve hot.

Rise and Shine Non-oat Nutmeal
Serves 3
¼ cup raw cashews
¼ cup walnut halves
¼ cup pecan halves
3 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground ginger
1 large egg
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 tsp. butter-like spread
Handful of fresh blackberries

Directions: Combine nuts, flaxseed, cinnamon and ginger in a food processor or blender; process until nuts are coarsely ground. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, almond milk and almond butter. Stir the ground nuts into the egg mixture. Transfer to a medium saucepan, place over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently until it reaches your desired consistency (about 5 minutes). Divide into three servings; top with butter-like spread and blackberries.

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