Are you still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Mothers (and fathers) across the country are acting not only as parents, but as teachers, caregivers, playmates and chefs too. Take some of the work off of Mom’s plate and make her feel extra special this year by cooking her a meal or treat at home!
AICR has delicious and healthy recipes that are not only simple and easy to create but will make Mom feel loved. All of AICR’s recipes are specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival and adherence to AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations.
Put on your cooking apron and try one (or all!) of our Mother’s Day menu items:
Get Nutty Whole Grain Banana Bread (80-minute recipe)
Banana bread has recently been a very popular dish and for a good reason! It’s a wonderful comfort food that you can either make for Mom or make with Mom and enjoy together. Our recipe is a healthier take on the more traditional banana bread, which contains high amounts of sugar, refined grains and unhealthy fats. Get Nutty Whole Grain Banana Bread is completely plant-based, features 100% whole wheat flour and is a great way to boost whole grains in your diet, which can help lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Cool Cauliflower Salad (15-minute recipe)
Using either fresh or frozen cauliflower, our Cool Cauliflower Salad is a refreshing side salad that can accompany any meal. The recipe also features two of AICR’s foods that fight cancer: cauliflower and garlic. Cauliflower is a nutrient packed veggie with cancer-protective compounds like indoles and isothiocyanates; and garlic not only adds a unique flavor boost to this refreshing salad, but contains allium compounds, which are being studied for their anti-cancer activity.
Sesame Salmon (35-minute recipe)
This elegant and easy Sesame Salmon can be paired with whole grain brown rice and green veggies for a delicious dinner at home. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and B-vitamins. Flavorful, crunchy sesame seeds top the salmon filets and are packed with several vitamins and minerals, along with fiber and protein.
Creamy Chocolate Date Mousse (75-minute recipe)
You can satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth with this decadent Creamy Chocolate Date Mousse that uses only 5 ingredients and is packed with dietary fiber. AICR recommends eating at least 30 grams of dietary fiber per day to help lower cancer risk. Medjool dates naturally sweeten this desert and also provide fiber, calcium and potassium. You can top this mousse with nuts and seeds to pack even more fiber into this delicious desert!
Mom is sure to love any of these recipes, but don’t forget the best gift of all – cleaning up the kitchen afterwards!