If your mom loves cooking, and being creative in the kitchen,or needs some more ideas for meal prepping for her busy week, a quality cookbook is the way to go! I chose my top 3 cookbooks for the health conscious mom who is looking for new ideas to treat herself, and maybe even share with the whole family.
Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole-Food Recipes Made Deliciously by McKel Hill, MS, RD
This dietitian written cookbook features totally whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and entirely free from processed food. If mom has been having a hard time figuring out what to do with those leftover sweet potatoes, or how to switch up breakfast while still sticking to her nutrition plan, this is the book for her!
The Essential Vegetable Cookbook: Simple and Satisfying Ways to Eat More Veggies by Sammi Haber Brondo, MS, RDN
If your mom is one of the ones who is either trying to get the family to eat more veggies, or is trying to incorporate more of them herself, this is a great read! With 130 recipes, incorporating 30 different vegetables, we are positive she will never go bored with all of the options to choose from!
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep: 6 Weekly Plans and 80+ Recipes to Simplify Your Healing by Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO
Ah, meal prepping. Some of our moms love it, some dread it, or may not know where to start, but always wanted to give it a go! Either way, this cookbook is sure to give her some inspiration on how to make it easy, and keep her motivated for weeks to come.
New Kitchen Appliances
Does mom love new gadgets to play around with in the kitchen, or has she been looking for ways to make her life a lot easier when preparing meals? Check out a few of our picks for kitchen appliances that you may not have thought she needed until now!
If you decided to pick up one of the cookbooks above, why not top off the gift with a stand for her to use in the kitchen! The simple design of this stand is sure to look great in the kitchen, and makes referencing the in-progress recipe a breeze!
New Sheet Pan Set
Does mom still have those sheet pans way back from her wedding registry? It may be time for a tune-up, and will make her more likely to bake or cook some delicious treats for everyone! This 3 piece set is sturdy, pure aluminum, and comes with a lifetime warranty! Check it out to give as a unique gift this Mother’s Day.
Another kitchen item you probably never knew you needed. Most mom’s I know are still using that stand up cheese grater for zesting citrus, and spices. What they don’t know is, they are probably putting a lot more elbow grease into grating than they need to with those dull blades. This top rated microplane zester is a perfect gift for the mom who loves to zest, grate, or spice things up!
Local Allergy Friendly Treats
Finally, what mom doesn’t love a sweet treat once in a while? Does she have food sensitivities or allergies? No problem! These 2 local bakeries cater to multiple food intolerances, and have dedicated gluten free baking spaces for those with a more serious sensitivity or allergy. Still not sure if they would meet mom’s standards? Call ahead of them and see if they have what she would be looking for! You may just find something you would love to pick up for yourself!