Surely, there is a lot of pride and feeling of fulfilment in making a meal for your mother, but that doesn’t mean you have to conceptualize the meal yourself. There are also some great meals you can order for her that meet her dietary needs and make her happy at the same time.
Since we are all doing a lot of ordering food from home right now, we have put together our top 5 favorite meals you can get for Mom, showing her just how much you love and value her.
The following recipes could be ordered from respective websites as meal kits and have them delivered at your doorstep.
All you have to worry about is putting them together and serving it to your mom!
1. Fresh Fettuccine Primavera with Creamy Feta Sauce- Sun Basket
Sun Basket offers a lot of meals for Mom, but the fresh fettuccine primavera with creamy feta sauce really stands out. If your mother is a vegetarian, this dish is perfect for her since it is packed with essential nutrients.
This family-friendly dish can be cooked in just 15 minutes using the following ingredients as provided by Sun Basket:
6 organic scallions
7 oz Talluto’s fresh fettuccine
1-2 fresh organic peeled garlic
1 organic yellow squash or zucchini
6 oz organic grape or cherry tomatoes
4-5 organic fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup organic peas
Sun Basket’s creamy feta sauce base (feta, Greek yogurt, mild green chilies, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, cayenne, & kosher salt)
This makes two servings, and preparation is quick. Simply prep the veggies in a medium sauce pot with salted water. You will want to separate the fettuccine noodles at this point so that they don’t end up clumping together as they are being cooked.
Next, put a large frying pan over medium heat and warm 1-2 tablespoons of oil until it starts to sizzle. Add the veggies in with the seasoning and stir for about 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup of vegetable broth afterward, bring it to a boil, then reduce the pan to a simmer. Stir occasionally as the sauce will take abut 1 or 2 minutes to simmer.
Now, it is time to prepare the parsley and fettuccine. You will need to strip the parsley leaves off of the stems and chop them up to use as garnish. Next, add the fettuccine to your pot of boiling water and stir it for 2 to 4 minutes as it tenderizes the noodles. When ready, drain the fettuccine and add it into the sauce pan with the veggies. Put in the peas and feta sauce, then toss it in order to get a good coating of the sauce on the noodles and veggies.
Finally, remove the pan from the heat and season it as needed with salt and/or pepper. Then, alas, your meal is ready to serve to Mom!
Sun Basket is exceptional since it serves up such a huge variety of meals for a reasonable price. This means that you and Mom can enjoy many meals together in the future without having to spend a ton of time buying the products and prepping them.
2. El Paso Pork Burgers- HelloFresh
HelloFresh has been labeled America’s Most Popular Meal Kit, and it has plans starting at a low cost. HelloFresh serves up good-sized portions without forcing you to commit to a weekly plan. You can cancel it at any time or skip a week if you want.
Now, here is one of the recipes that will get Mom’s mouth watering! The El Paso Pork Burgers are served up with potato wedges and are stuffed with scrumptious Monterey Jack cheese. The total cooking time takes about 35 minutes, and the difficulty rating is ‘easy’.
The spice level? Well, it’s spicy! If your mother loves a good, spicy, cheese-loaded burger, then the El Paso should satisfy her taste buds. Just be aware that it has a few common allergens: wheat, soy, milk, and egg.
Doused in a healthy amount of ketchup, the El Paso Pork Burgers uses the following ingredients:
12 oz Yukon Gold potatoes
1 tbsp Southwest Spice Blend
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Poblano Pepper
1 red onion
1 oz ground pork
1/4 oz Monterey Jack cheese
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 potato buns
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt & pepper
Utensils you’ll need to break out include a large bowl, a baking sheet, a small bowl, and a large pan.
Here’s how you prep. First, put your oven rack into the top position and pre-heat to 425°F. Wash and dry all of the produce (which comes included in your meal box). Slice the potatoes into 1/2-inch wedges and toss them on one side of the backing sheet with 1 oz of oil, 1 tsp of the Southwest Spice (or 2 if you’re making a serving size for 4), 1/4 tsp of garlic powder, and some salt and pepper.
Slice the poblano in half long-wise, taking out the seeds and stem. Peel, then slice, the onion into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Toss the veggies onto the other side of the pan from the potatoes, putting some salt and pepper onto them. Season the poblano with garlic and place the cuts side-down. Place this pan on the top rack to roast for about 20-25 minutes.
Then, in a large bowl, combine the rest of the Southwest Spice with the pork, 3/4 tsp of salt, and some pepper. Make your 1/2-inch thick patties, then divide them down the center in order to put the Monterey Jack cheese in. Once you’ve done so, fold the meat edges around the cheese.
When there is about 10 minutes left on the veggies, heat some oil in a large pan on medium-high. Put the patties in and brown them for 4-7 minutes per side. Turn the heat off and place them on a plate.
In the smaller bowl, combine the rest of the garlic powder with the mayonnaise. Use pepper to season it. Slice the buns in half and toast them (in a toaster or in the oven – it’s up to you) until they get a golden brown appearance. Spread the mayo on the buns, then put the patties, poblano, and onion on and serve with the side of potato wedges. Yum!
3. French Onion Pork Chops – Green Chef
Green Chef has a lot of great meal boxes available for moms who want to eat keto, plant-based, paleo, or otherwise healthy balanced meals. One of the keto-friendly meals that really sticks out is the French onion pork chops that also happens to be gluten-free.
This meal takes about 30 minutes to prepare. You’ll have the following ingredients at your disposal:
2 (5 oz) boneless pork chops
2 oz Swiss cheese
3/4 tsp garlic, paprika, & thyme
4-1/4 oz Cremini mushrooms
3-1/2 oz Lacinto kale
2-1/2 oz yellow onions
1 oz cream cheese
1/4 oz seasoned mushroom broth
You’ll also need 2 large sauté pans, a baking sheet, measuring spoons, a whisk, a thermometer, an oven mitt, cooking oil, 1 tbsp butter, salt, and pepper.
Prep happens in six easy steps. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and wipe the Cremini mushrooms clean with damp paper towel. You can cut the stems off if you’d like, then cut the onions into 1/4-inch thick slices. Take the center stems from the kale, then slice them into 1.4-inch pieces. Roll them into a cigar shape and slice them into 1/4-inch wide ribbons.
Next, season and sear the pork with the garlic, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the pork chops with 1-1/2 tsp cooking oil and rub it evenly across them. Then heat 1-1/2 tbsp cooking oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Put the pork in the pan and sear it for 2 minutes on either side.
Then put the pork in a lightly oiled baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle the Swiss cheese over it and roast for 2-3 minutes or until fully cooked. Then transfer the pork onto a cutting board and allow it to cool for 3 minutes.
Cook the mushrooms and kale in a hot pan with some salt and pepper. Cook it for 3-4 minutes, then add the kale leaves. then cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Put the pan used for the pork back on the stove and put the seasoned mushroom broth in. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the cream cheese. Whisk until they’re well-blended.
Finally, cut the pork into 6-8 slices, pool some sauce on the side of the plate, then fan the pork chops over the top and enjoy.
4. Coconut Jasmine Rice Bowl – Home Chef
Home Chef has some hearty meals that moms would love too. Our pick is undoubtedly the simple yet filling Coconut Jasmine Rice Bowl. This utilizes healthy ingredients such as:
5-⅗ fl oz Coconut Milk
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 Ear of Corn
15-½ oz Black Beans
¾ cup Jasmine Rice
8 oz Sliced Plantains
1 Roma tomato
¼ oz cilantro
First, you need to cook the coconut rice. Put the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt into a medium pot and boil over high heat. As soon as it boils, bring it down to a simmer and cook for 15-18 minutes. Remove, cover, and set aside.
Pat the plantains dry and slice them into 1/2-inch fries. Peel and mince the shallots, then drain the black beans. Core the tomatoes before dicing into 1/4-inch slices. Peel the corn’s husk off, then slice it in a downward motion. Halve the lime, then cut one half into wedges while juicing the other. Don’t stem the cilantro, but coarsely chop it. Slice 4-6 slender jalapeno rounds for garnish. Stem, seed, cut the ribs, and mince the rest of the jalapeno.
Cook the corn in 1 tsp olive oil for 2-3 minutes, then put it into a mixing bowl. Clean the pan, return to medium heat, then add 1 tsp olive oil and the plantains. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Put the plantains onto a towel-lined plate. Wipe the pan clean and set it aside.
Put that pan on medium-high heat again, adding 1 tsp olive oil to half of the shallot. (Keep the other half for the corn pico de gallo.) Add water and salt to the black beans, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2-4 minutes.
Wrap things up by making the pico de gallo with the corn, tomato, lime juice, minced jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Plate everything and serve to Mom!
5. Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas – EveryPlate
EveryPlate is mom-friendly with their weekly menus. One of the vegetarian-friendly dinners that really stands out is the Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas. Ingredients are minimal:
1 long green pepper
Shredded Pepper Jack cheese
Simply wash and dry produce. Slice the green peppers into strips, melt 1 tbsp butter in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the beans, southwest spice, and salt and pepper.
Boil the beans, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then mash with a potato masher. As the beans cook, drizzle oil over a large pan on medium-high heat. Add green pepper and season with salt and pepper, then cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, clean the pan, and set it aside.
Next, place the tortillas on a cutting board. Line half of each tortilla with the mashed beans and top with cheese and green peppers. Fold them in half to make the quesadillas.
Heat oil drizzle on medium heat in the pan used for the green pepper. Put each quesadilla in and cook 3-4 minutes per side. As they cook, put sour cream and the rest of the Southwest spice into a small bowl, add 1 tsp water until you get a drizzling consistency, and season it with salt and pepper. Cut the quesadillas into three wedges each and put them on a plate with cream on the side.
Making delicious meals for mom is a whole lot easier with these simple recipes. It is also healthy. You can pick and choose which meals to make, or let your mom do the picking instead. After all, it is all about satisfying her appetite and showing how much you appreciate and love her.