Make Your Mom A Breast-Health Friendly Breakfast For Mother’s Day

Help reduce your risk of breast cancer on Mother's Day! Fiber-rich whole grain waffles or pancakes topped with anti-oxidant rich fresh fruit and nuts, and low fat yogurt are perfect for Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Photo courtesy of Meg Lessard via Flickr.

Breakfast in bed is a classic way to surprise your mother, grandmother, or wife for Mother’s Day, but the typical menu is often far from breast health friendly. Pancakes or waffles smothered in butter and syrup pack a lot of sugar, fat, and carbs but zero nutrition. Good news is that there’s some healthy options that not only taste great but support breast health. Try these impressive-looking (but deceptively easy-to-make) dishes for a Mother’s Day menu that’s sure to wow.

Spinach & Tomato Egg White Frittata

The spinach and tomatoes add a good dose of fiber and anti-oxidants. Fat-free feta cheese adds flavor without too many calories. And egg whites instead of regular eggs cuts cholestorol and calories without losing the protein.

Oatmeal & Berries

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are anti-oxidant powerhouses. Add that to fiber-rich oatmeal and maybe a spoonful of lightly sweetened yogurt, and you have a healthy winner.

Fruit Smoothie

Juice contains little fiber and often little nutrition. Try substituting with a fruit smoothie made from fresh fruit.

Fruit-Topped Pancakes or Waffles

Syrup and butter offers little nutrition and a lot of calories. Try making fiber-rich whole grain waffles or pancakes and then topping them with anti-oxidant rich fresh fruit and nuts and low fat yogurt, a great source of low-calorie protein.

These low calorie dishes help prevent obesity, one of the major risk factors for breast cancer. And studies have also shown that eating breakfast helps reduce your overall daily calorie intake. Just make sure you watch portion size and you’ll be one step closer to breast health on Mother’s Day morning.

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