Personally, as a mom, one of my favorite ways that my family shows appreciation for me is in the smallest of ways. It warms my heart to hear my girls simply say, “I love you” and I love having my husband bring me breakfast (and coffee) in bed. I also deeply treasure spending time with other moms in my life who are dear to me. A simple way we like to celebrate Mother’s day is to come together over food. A bagel bar is a super easy way to offer a beautiful spread and celebrate the mothers in your life. Here’s what to include:

Bagels (including whole grain for the staying power of fiber)

Spreads

  • Plain cream cheese
  • Flavored cream cheese
  • Jelly or jam
  • Nut butter
  • Pesto

Veggies

  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced or mashed avocado
  • Sliced tomatoes

Fruit

  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced apples
  • Dried fruit

Cheese

  • Swiss
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar

Eggs

  • Poached
  • Scrambled
  • Egg salad

Meat

  • Turkey
  • Tuna salad
  • Smoked salmon

Treats

  • Mini dark chocolate chips
  • Shredded coconut 

So bust out the fancy dishes and create this lovely and nourishing spread as a fun way to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in your life!

Your super fruit sidekick,

Tara MS, RDN