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What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Posted by Mandy Sacher on April 22, 2018

Posted by Mandy Sacher on April 22, 2018

Last Mother’s Day we conducted a little poll at Wholesome Child, asking our readers what they really wanted for Mother’s Day. Unsurprisingly, massages and jewelry scored high on the list. But more than anything, the overwhelming majority of moms said what they really wanted is a sleep-in and breakfast in bed – so simple, yet such a rare treat. Take note dads and kids – here are the three simple steps to make sure your mom feels spoiled on her special day.


1. Breakfast in Bed


Let mom sleep-in for as long as she likes, then deliver a delicious breakfast in bed. When she’s finished admiring her cards and gifts and has cuddled her babies, leave her alone to relax and enjoy, or have another snooze if she so wishes!


Need breakfast ideas? Look no further. This Healthy French Toast Recipe is super simple to whip up, plus you can make them either sweet or savory depending on moms preference. Top with some fruit cut into hearts for a decorative and delicious start to the day!


These Beet Buckwheat Pancakes are also a favorite of ours, and they’re a great recipe to get the kids involved with. Once the nutrient-dense pancakes are made, simply cut and roll them up, along with mom’s most loved fruit, then allow the kids to arrange them on skewers. What a vibrant breakfast idea!


These almond pancakes are also a great Mother’s Day breakfast surprise, and they are packed with goodness and simple enough that the kids can help you make them and also eat them with you too.


Almond and Buckwheat Pancakes

  • 3⁄4 cup almond flour
  • 1⁄2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1⁄4 + 1/8 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup coconut sugar
  1. Pop all the ingredients in a high-speed processor and process together for approx 20-30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Place a large pan over medium heat and coat with coconut oil.
  3. For mini pancakes use 2 tbsp of batter, for larger pancakes use 1/4 cup of batter.
  4. Cook pancakes for approximately 2 mins on each side or until bubbles begin to appear.
  5. Serve with topping of your choice – we like maple syrup, yoghurt and fresh raspberries or blueberries.

Tip: If you don’t have buckwheat and almond flour, you can replace with 1 1/4 cup of spelt wholemeal or wholemeal wheat flour.


2.  A fabulous gift


Get the kids involved in making handmade cards mom can treasure forever, and help them whip up a batch of Wholesome Chocolate Hearts or Beet and Spinach Bliss Balls, and ta-da! You have not just a heartfelt gift, but a yummy and nutritious one too!


If you feel the creative juices flowing, get baking to create our amazing Vanilla Cupcake Bouquet. Not only can the kids help bake and decorate the cupcakes, but then skewer them up to create an extravagant bouquet – an edible bouquet is definitely better than receiving flowers!


3. A duty-free day


Last but not least, our survey also found that the majority of moms also crave a duty-free day. That means no cooking, no cleaning, no household chores – so organize a lunch out, whip up a nice dinner, or order take-out. Just don’t ask her to make any decisions or organize any of it! The only “task” she needs to do is hug her babies.


Happy Mother’s Day!

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