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15 healthy recipes to make this Mother's Day

Enjoy a Mother's Day filled with health and happiness this year, from breakfast in bed to dinner fit for a queen thanks to these nourishing recipes. We've also included our favourite healthy treats, so you can give mum the gift of wholesome goodness!

By Harriet Keown
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    Banana nut-butter yoghurt breakfast pots

    You get both prebiotics (in the banana) as well as probiotics (in the yoghurt) with these simple yet delicious banana nut-butter yoghurt breakfast pots.

    Nadia|

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    Feijoa smoothie with banana and vanilla yoghurt

    Got lots of feijoas on your hands? Drink 'em! This feijoa smoothie recipe is packed with spinach, vanilla yoghurt and bananas to create a super creamy drink. Serve breakfast bowl style with muesli for a real treat

    Nadia|

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    Breakfast salad with poached egg and kale pesto

    Get your 5+ a day in your first meal with this delightfully colourful breakfast salad! Served with poached eggs and our tasty kale pesto, this truly is a breakfast of champions.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Chocolate nutty smoothie bowl

    With plenty of wholefood goodness and just a little indulgence, you’ll be bowled over by this chocolatey treat.

    Good Health & Wellbeing|

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    Super seed bowl with apple and yoghurt

    Hit the ground running in the morning with our super seed breakfast bowls. The combination of seeds, dried berries, fruit and yoghurt means it's not only delicious, it's the nutritious kick you need.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Meatballs with courgette spaghetti

    This dish is all about the spaghetti – but not as you know it! We made pasta-like strands from courgette to create a low-carb, gluten-free alternative to meatball pasta.

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    Tray-baked fish with sweet peppers

    Try this simple recipe for a delicious, new and healthy way to enjoy fresh fish. Serve with a green salad and sautéed potatoes or crusty bread for an easy and complete weeknight meal!

    Food|

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    Lamb leg steaks with tabbouleh

    This Middle Eastern dish will tickle your taste buds with its zingy and zesty quinoa tabbouleh and delicious lamb leg steaks coated in cumin seeds. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, so it's a win-win!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Orange kumara and ricotta gnocchi

    It doesn’t get more delicious than this orange kumara and ricotta gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce. Channel your inner Italian chef and create this dish for dinner in less 40 minutes.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Nadia Lim's vege pizzas

    Homemade pizza is delicious and a much healthier (and yummier) alternative to those from most pizza outlets. Plus, the kids really love to lend a hand making them. These vegetable toppings are always a hit!

    Nadia|

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    Tahini caramel choc cups

    These little caramel chocolate cups are so moreish - no one would ever guess they are made without refined sugar! Dates and maple syrup lend their sweetness for a delicious but healthy afternoon treat.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Raw strawberry cream cookies

    As delicious as the strawberry cream chocolates from the Favourites box but made of completely natural ingredients, these little cookies are divine! Keep them on hand for whenever you need a guilt-free treat.

    Food|

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    Bespoke Kitchen's pineapple bounty bars

    This sweet snack is so quick and easy to make, and it is packed full of nourishing wholefoods. Perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee for a delicious and nutritious treat!

    Food To Love|

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    Raw and yummy ginger slice

    A café favourite gets a plant-based update with this healthy, wholefood take on the classic ginger slice.

    Good Health & Wellbeing|