Mother’s Day is a time to show our moms the appreciation and love that we feel throughout the year but often forget to express.
Given this year’s unique circumstances, the usual go-to choice of taking Mom out to brunch is no longer an option. We have to get creative about treating her to the day she deserves, while still respecting the fact that it has to be done in social isolation.
Start with breakfast in bed.
Generally speaking, Mom is the one doing the cooking and cleaning for the family most days. Let’s start the day with thank-you and some healthy reciprocation.
Make something for her.
Whether it’s from the kids or her partner, DIY projects require thought and attention, and that combination is priceless.
Now that some parks in many areas are open again, take Mom for a hike, a bike ride, or even just a nice walk with the family. The quality time without chores, plus the sunshine, exercise and Vitamin D is a winning combination. Pack some raw veggies, hummus and cheese, and make it a picnic! Remember to stock up on water to stay hydrated, especially as the weather gets warmer.
Plan a Zoom activity just for her.
So many fun places are offering virtual versions of their in-person activities. Virtual tours around historic sites for the history buff, virtual painting class for the artsy mom, home safaris for the animal lover, virtual theater and dance classes for the cultured mom, and even cooking classes/wine tastings for the foodie are just some of the exciting ways to spend the day doing something she would love.
Make a fancy (yet simple and quick) dinner for her.
She may have been pampered all day so far, but she still doesn’t want to cook or clean today! Just roast up her favorite veggies alongside some delicious and heart-healthy salmon, and top with this tasty yet figure-friendly Chimichurri Sauce by Masterclass and you’re guaranteed to WOW her! Recipe and salmon photo courtesy Masterclass. Click here for recipe.
End with a movie night.
Let her choose her favorite flick and get started on the popcorn. Wanna get extra fancy? Just throw in ½c. of grated parmesan, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary and 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt, and…VOILA!
From all of us at Nutrition Link Services, we wish you and your loved ones a Happy and HEALTHY Mother’s Day!