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Kids of all ages can make these easy and delicious meals for Mom on Mother’s Day

Whip up these Mother's Day meals for a thoughtful and tasty gift for Mom

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Mother’s Day has a long history, and celebrating moms on the second Sunday in May is a spring tradition. Many kids typically honor their moms and all the wonderful things they do with flowers or brunch out. If you’re looking for different Mother’s Day gift ideas, why make Mom a special meal?

Mother’s Day meals can be a wonderful way to show Mom how much you appreciate her. Cooking her a delicious meal on Mother’s Day makes for a gift that comes straight from the heart. It’s also a Mother’s Day gift idea the whole family can create together.

While everyone is busy in the kitchen making a tasty Mother’s Day meal, Mom can have some quiet time to herself, which also tops the list of Mother’s Day gift ideas. What are some easy and delish Mother’s Day meals? Let’s get cooking with these simple recipes.

Mother’s Day meals

Forget those pricey and overcrowded brunches and cook Mom something delightful on Mother’s Day. Mom will love the time and effort spent on her noteworthy gift.

Mother’s Day breakfast ideas

Whether you want to give her breakfast in bed or in the kitchen, these are yummy recipes the kids can do themselves or with a bit of supervision.


Martha Stewart has an easy, quick pancake recipe earmarked for a Mother’s Day breakfast. Pair with fresh strawberries and blueberries for an inviting Mother’s Day meal.

Smoothie and fruit salad

Before heading out for a Mother’s Day outing, the kids can whip up this simple strawberry-banana smoothie with a berry and banana fruit salad and Greek yogurt. These quick and easy recipes from Simply Recipes make for a healthy and tasty start to Mom’s Day.

Mother’s Day lunch ideas

Why not let Mom sleep in and make her something super yummy for lunch?

Veggie mac and cheese

Mac and cheese isn’t just for the kiddos. Moms like it, too. This veggie mac and cheese recipe from the Create Kids Club is healthy and one the kids can make with a bit of adult or teen sibling assistance.

Mandarin orange chicken salad

A spring salad makes for a simple and appetizing Mother’s Day lunch. This Mandarin orange chicken salad recipe from Delish is a win, since you can use pre-made rotisserie chicken along with ramen noodles. Mom will love the effort, and of course, the taste.

Mother’s Day dinner ideas

After a fun day of celebrating mom or letting her have a day to herself (moms love that, too), cap it off with a scrumptious homemade dinner with one of these easy recipes.

Hash brown, tomato, and mozzarella quiche

This quiche uses potatoes as the crust, making a simpler recipe for the kiddos. The recipe from the Food Network is a perfect pick for families with multi-aged children to create together for Mom.

Tex-Mex pita pizzas

A super yummy and easy Mother’s Day dinner is these Tex-Mex pita pizzas from Forks Over Knives. The dish isn’t difficult to make but does require adult or older sibling help at the stove.

Mother’s Day dessert ideas

You can’t have Mother’s Day meals without dessert. Top off any Mother’s Day dish with these no-bake dessert ideas kids can make on their own.

Oreo cheesecake bites

The name says it all. What’s not to like about this easy, no-bake dessert recipe from Cooking Classy?

Chocolate raspberry bark

This recipe from Premeditated Leftovers only uses two ingredients: dark chocolate and raspberries. Kids will need adult or teen assistance melting the package of dark chocolate.

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Do something different for Mom this Mother’s Day and skip the brunch reservation. Instead, cook her a special meal to celebrate all the wonderful things she does for the family. These Mother’s Day meals are low on stress while being big on taste and heart.

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