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Low Carb Hummus – Homemade

Make Gourmet Low Carb Hummus at Home

Of all the different types of dips and spreads that exist in the world, hummus is definitely one of the most widely known and popular. It’s great for dipping almost anything, from veggie sticks to crackers, and can also be used in a lot of other ways. Some people use it as a sandwich spread, as an ingredient in salad dressings, and even in some soup recipes. It’s a very versatile food that has a distinctive taste, and it’s very easy to make.

In this article, we’ll give you the essentials on how to make your own delicious hummus right in your own kitchen. We’ve got some great suggestions on how to season and flavour your hummus to create a few different unusual taste combinations, and we’ve even discovered a fantastic recipe for hummus made from alternative ingredients that brings the carb count down even lower. With these recipes and tips at hand, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert in the world of hummus in no time. Let’s dive right in and get started by learning about the origins of hummus and the basic ingredients you’ll need.

What is Hummus?

The origins of hummus stretch back hundreds of years, as far as the 13th century, actually. It’s a common staple of Middle-Eastern cuisine and comes in a wide range of variants that stem from regional differences in ingredients. The primary ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, which belong to the group of foods known as legumes, alongside beans, peas and other similar foods.

While chickpeas on their own do contain carbs, it’s important to note that they are also extremely high in fiber and contain a good amount of protein, in addition to many other vitamins and nutrients. The carbs from the chickpeas are usually offset by the fact that hummus is typically used as an accent for other foods that are either carb-free or extremely low in carbs, such as vegetables and meats.

Chickpeas aren’t the only ingredient needed to make a great hummus, however. Other essential ingredients include tahini, which is a condiment made from ground toasted sesame seeds, as well as olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Several different ingredients can also be added to hummus to create a wide range of tastes such as red pepper, sun-dried tomato, jalapeno, and many more.

Now that you’ve got an idea of where hummus came from and what you’ll need to make it, let’s take a look at a couple of fantastic recipes that are easy to follow and allow you to make delicious, healthy homemade hummus. First, let’s start with a traditional hummus recipe that covers all the basics.

Classic Hummus Recipe

This simple, but amazing, recipe for classic hummus comes from Ali over at GimmeSomeOven.com. This delicious hummus can be ready in just minutes, and all you really need are the ingredients and a food processor or blender to make it happen. Once you’ve got the basic hummus done, you can easily customize it with a variety of toppings to suit your taste. The chef recommends things like an extra drizzle of olive oil, perhaps some red pepper flakes, a sprinkle of paprika, or even some toasted pine nuts or pesto. Go ahead and get creative and add some personal flair to your hummus.

As you can see, making your own hummus at home is super simple. But what if you want to drop the carb count even lower? Can you still make great hummus from alternative ingredients? You bet you can!

Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

We’ve found this incredible recipe from Melissa at IBreatheImHungry.com for a hummus made from cauliflower, and you’ve just got to try it. This creation is a fantastic alternative for low carb dieters who are keeping to a very strict level of carbs, but still want to enjoy a tasty hummus dip with a variety of foods. As a bonus, it’s also paleo-friendly, so many different types of dieters will benefit from this unique method for making tasty hummus.

Ready-Made Hummus Products

Of course, not everyone has the time to make fresh hummus from scratch. For hummus fans who are in a bit more of a hurry, you can find all kinds of delicious prepared hummus in a variety of flavours from Wild Garden, including delicious flavours like roasted red pepper hummus. Browse the full range of Wild Garden hummus here.

Conclusion

Hummus is a great fit for low carb dieters and it works in all kinds of healthy meal plans as a condiment, snack, or ingredient for main dishes or side dishes.

We certainly hope that you’ve found this information helpful, and that the next time you need some hummus for a table full of appetizers, that you consider trying your hand at making your own. It’s a simple food to prepare, and fresh hummus always tastes better. Plus, you’ll be able to customize the flavours to suit your tastes or create exciting new combinations for your guests to try.

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Lilly’s Homestyle Bake Shoppe

All About Lilly’s Bake Shoppe

For low carb dieters, baked goods are often something that get skipped over or avoided because of their commonly higher carb counts and sugar content. It’s understandable, since you’d expect that it would be difficult to make those kinds of foods without some type of sugar or flour. Fortunately for low carb dieters, there are now all kinds of different options for making delicious and healthy baked goods that won’t set your diets off the rails. One brand that proves this exceptionally well is Lilly’s Bake Shoppe.

In this article, we’ll talk about the origins of Lilly’s Bake Shoppe, as well as their approach to producing delicious and healthy sugar-free baked goods that are perfect for low carb dieters. We’ll also take a look at some of their most popular products and make a few recommendations on some hot beverages that pair perfectly with them. Let’s get started with a look at the company, and how they got started.

About Lilly’s Bake Shoppe

The origins of Lilly’s Bake Shoppe start with a small family-owned kitchen in Brooklyn, NY that opened over 70 years ago. Since then, Lilly’s has grown in to one of the leading brands of delicious baked goods in North America. Famous for traditional foods such as babkas, cakes, cookies, breads, biscotti, and macaroons, Lilly’s Bake Shoppe uses only the finest ingredients in all their products, and it shows. Their reputation for quality is second to none.

Currently distributed in specialty grocers and food shops all over North America, Lilly’s Bake Shoppe also offers a wide range of sugar-free products tailored to customers who are on special diets such as the low carb diet and others. Here at The Low Carb Grocery, we carry a broad selection of the most popular products from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe, and the reviews from our customers are consistently  overwhelmingly positive.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the different products that you can find from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe on our shelves and online.

Lilly’s Sugar Free Biscotti

The literal translation of the Italian word ‘biscotti’ is ‘twice baked’. These traditional cookies are crisp and crunchy, thanks to this double-baking process, and are the perfect accompaniment for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Classic biscotti varieties usually include nuts in them, but many other flavours have been created and each one of them is simply scrumptious.

Lilly’s biscotti is sugar-free and available in many different flavours including orange, chocolate, pecan, cinnamon, and walnut. In addition, Lilly’s biscotti are also lactose free and completely kosher, and with only 1 effective carb per piece, they’re the perfect snack for any low carb dieter.

Lilly’s Sugar Free Macaroons

Not to be confused with the delicate French confections known as macarons, American-style macaroons are dense cookies that use no flour, but instead use ingredients such as coconut, nuts, or nut paste. Since they contain no flour, macaroons are a popular treat to serve at Passover celebrations.

Lilly’s Bake Shoppe makes chocolate and vanilla varieties of macaroons, and they’re all sugar free and 100% delicious. Like their biscotti, Lilly’s macaroons are kosher, as well as free of salt and cholesterol. You can find Lilly’s macaroons in chocolate and vanilla at The Low Carb Grocery.

What to Serve with Lilly’s Biscotti and Macaroons

Now that you’re likely craving a crispy, crunchy biscotti or a soft and chewy macaroon, we’ve got some great suggestions on what you can pair them with for a snack break that’s doubly delightful. While a nice cup of coffee is certainly a great way to enjoy your biscotti or macaroon, here are a couple of suggestions for beverages that you can use to explore some different flavour combinations.

For a true and authentic Italian experience, get yourself a nice fresh cup of cappuccino to accompany your biscotti. This world-famous combination of rich, hot espresso and freshly frothed milk is one of the finest coffee creations ever conceived and is the perfect match for a crunchy biscotti.

If tea is more your style, but you like the idea of steamed milk, then let us introduce you to the London Fog. This drink is a combination of steeped Earl Grey tea and steamed milk, along with a dash of vanilla syrup to produce a cozy and comforting hot drink alternative for tea lovers. Sipping a London Fog is another delicious way to enhance the flavours of your biscotti or macaroons.

Conclusion

For low carb dieters, brands like Lilly’s Bake Shoppe are what makes it so easy to stick to the rules of the diet and avoid temptations that can set progress back. By making delicious low carb and sugar free baked goods like their biscotti and macaroons, Lilly’s has provided great options for low carb dieters to have their favourite treats and indulgences without negatively impacting their diets.

Give Lilly’s Bake Shoppe products a try, and we’re sure you’ll agree with many of our customers that they are some of the best low carb baked goods you can buy. Browse the entire selection of products from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe here at The Low Carb Grocery.

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Great Intro To Miracle Noodles

All About Miracle Noodles

For many people who are considering starting the low carb diet, the thought of having to give up noodles and pasta makes them apprehensive about it. After all, pasta and noodles are commonplace in North American diets, as we tend to eat a variety of different cuisines from around the world in our day to day lives. Italian pasta and Asian noodle dishes are very popular and are some of our favourite foods. Fortunately, low carb dieters need not fear the loss of pasta and noodles from their menus thanks to Miracle Noodles, the low carb noodle alternative that our customers just love.

History of Miracle Noodles

The Miracle Noodles brand was founded by Dr. Jonathan Carp, and was inspired by a trip he took to Japan in 2006 that included a visit to a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant that was serving a unique style of Asian noodle called shirataki noodles. These noodles were different from traditional wheat-based pasta in that they were made from an ingredient called ‘konnyaku’, which is a plant-based soluble fiber also known as ‘glucomannan’. For the full story on the history of the Miracle Noodles brand and more information on Dr. Jonathan Carp, visit the Miracle Noodles website.

What Makes Miracle Noodles Different?

Miracle Noodles are taking the world of low carb dieting by storm, and with good reason. They’re made very differently from traditional wheat-based pasta and noodles, which are generally avoided on the low carb diet due to their high carb counts. Since Miracle Noodles use of glucomannan as their key ingredient, they are extremely low in both carbohydrates and calories. In addition, Miracle Noodles are easy to prepare, and are available in all the most popular styles of noodles.

Varieties of Miracle Noodles

You can find different types of Miracle Noodles shirataki to suit a very wide range of pasta and noodle dishes. Here are some of the most popular styles of Miracle Noodle that our customers love to have as part of their low carb diets.

Angel Hair

Angel Hair is a very thin, long, round noodle similar in style to spaghetti. These noodles are commonly used in meat dishes or dishes with tomato-based sauces.

Fettuccine

Fettuccine noodles are long and flat, and are ideal for dishes that use heavier or thicker sauces, such as cream-based sauces.

Ziti

Similar to macaroni, ziti noodles are shorter, tubular noodles that are very popular in baked noodle dishes or casseroles that call for noodles.

Miracle Rice

As the name suggests, Miracle Rice is a wonderful low carb substitute for traditional rice and can be used in a wide variety of recipes, such as those that call for a bed of rice to accompany a stir fry or stew.

That’s not all, however. There are other styles of Miracle Noodles as well, and new products are always in the world. Check out the complete range of Miracle Noodles here at The Low Carb Grocery.

Recipe Ideas for Miracle Noodles

Now that we’re sure your interest has been piqued, we thought that we’d share some fantastic recipes that include Miracle noodles for you to try. And what better source for delicious shirataki noodle recipes than from Miracle Noodles themselves? Here are some of our favourites, but you can also check out their complete miracle noodle recipe archive.

Dungeness Crab and Rock Shrimp Egg Drop Soup

It’s got a long name, but this soup is definitely worth adding to your weekly meal plan. This deliciously light soup is loaded with seafood and features one of the tastiest broths you’ll ever sip.

Low Carb Cheesy Broccoli & Bacony Rice Casserole

We’re big fans of hearty comfort foods that feature a low carb twist, and this creation definitely fits that description. You simply can’t go wrong with this great combo of cheese, vegetables, bacon and Miracle Rice.

Veggie Stir Fry

This one may seem really simple at first glance, but the taste just can’t be beat. This recipe is packed with healthy veggies and tofu, and features a light but flavourful sauce comprised of lemon pepper, seasoning salt, and gluten free soy sauce.

Conclusion

If you’re a low carb dieter who’s a fan of pasta and noodle dishes, then Miracle Noodles is the product you’ve been waiting for. They’re perfect for all kinds of delicious low carb meals like those we listed above and are also great for experimenting with your own culinary creations. Pick up some today and experience the difference of Miracle Noodles.

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Camping Tips and Low Carb S’mores

Handy Camping Tips and Great Low Carb S’mores

Planning a great camping menu takes some strategy and forethought, especially for low carb dieters. You will need to approach foods very differently than what you’d typically do in your own kitchen, with all the modern conveniences and appliances at the ready. In the woods, you won’t find a fully-stocked fridge or outlets to plug in your food processor. Fortunately, we’ve gathered together a few handy tips that you can use to make food storage, preparation, and clean-up easier and faster.

Of course, no campfire would be complete without the warm, gooey deliciousness that is an authentic S’more. Unfortunately, the basic ingredients of these world-famous camping treats aren’t exactly what you’d normally expect to be part of a low carb diet. Typical marshmallows, chocolates, and graham crackers are loaded with sugar and carbs. However, low carb campers will be thrilled to know that this article will detail everything you need to know to make delicious versions of these classic camping snacks without all the unnecessary carbs and sugars.

Before we get to the sweet stuff, we should first cover a few handy tips and tricks that we’ve learned over several camping trips that help make meal planning and preparation much easier when you’re at the campsite.

Easy, Portable and Compact Food Planning for Camping

It’s a fact that camping requires a very different approach to food than what we take for granted in our kitchens. First off, you need to leave your campsite cleaner than when you arrived, so everything you pack in must be packed out. This means you should put an emphasis on foods that produce a minimum of waste and garbage to keep things easy and clean. Aside from making things easier overall, this also means you are working to minimize your impact on the environment whenever you head outdoors, and that’s a very good thing.

Next, you’ll want to consider how well they will keep with minimum refrigeration. If you’re taking a giant camper with a working fridge, it’s not so much of a concern. However, for tent campers, every square inch of space in the cooler is very valuable. Unfortunately, ice packs don’t stay cold forever, and having to buy fresh bags of ice every few days can be a hassle. If you can choose alternative foods or ingredients that don’t need refrigeration, such as dehydrated foods or just-add-water meals, you’ll save on essential cooler space and make things lighter to carry as well.

One thing that is often overlooked is the fragility of certain foods and their packaging, and whether they can stand up to the rigors of camping. For example, we are huge fans of scrambled eggs cooked over an open fire, but they also need special care in their packaging so they stay intact until you need them. You can purchase special egg cartons made from plastic that are more protective than typical egg cartons. Alternatively, you could even pre-crack your eggs in to plastic storage containers and then you don’t need to worry about disposing of egg shells. Other things to avoid are glass containers and thinly-sealed products. You don’t want broken glass or a punctured seal leaking all over your camping gear.

The key to packing food for camping trips is one word: Simplicity. The simpler you can keep things, the easier it will be to transport, and to prepare at your campsite. Think about how you can save time, reduce waste, and maximize your space by choosing different foods, ingredients, or packaging options specifically for your camping trip. The benefits are definitely worth the extra time and planning!

World Famous Low Carb S’mores

Now that you’ve got some tips to help you maximize your cooler space and reduce waste, let’s take a look at the highlight of any camping menu; delicious S’mores! For those of you who’ve never experienced a classic S’more, the basic components include a freshly toasted marshmallow, squished between two graham crackers and a piece of milk chocolate to make the gooiest, tastiest dessert sandwich ever invented. In fact, the name itself comes from the fact that it’s tough to say ‘some more!’ with a mouth full of melty chocolate and marshmallow, and it usually comes out ‘S’more!’.

Now, from a low carb perspective this treat may seem like it’s something you’d want to steer very clear of. However, there are plenty of options for making great low carb S’mores.

First things first, you’ll need a delicious sugar-free chocolate bar that you can use. Some of the best options for chocolate come from Lily’s. Depending on your preference, you can choose from Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and several others. Check out the full range of Lily’s chocolate bars here.

Next, you’ll need a graham cracker alternative to contain your S’more. Fortunately, this is where you can let creativity take the reins. Pretty much any kind of cookie will work as a graham cracker alternative, including these sugar-free Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies or Oatmeal Cookies, from Voortman. Ideally, you want a larger diameter cookie so there is lots of space for the marshmallow to squish, and a thinner cookie so that it’s easy to bite through. Of course, when all is said and done, you can simply choose whatever you prefer.

Finally, we come to the marshmallow. There are a few different options for sugar-free marshmallows that you can choose from. For a classic S’more, you’ll want to go with something like these La Nouba Marshmallows, which have the same shape and size of traditional big marshmallows. For a no-heat option, you could always switch things up and use a marshmallow spread instead. This Marshmallow Dip from Walden Farms tastes great and makes it easier than ever to make S’mores any time, even when you don’t have a campfire.

But those aren’t the only options for low carb S’more lovers. In fact, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, here’s one of the best recipes that we’ve found for making a delicious S’more completely from scratch, without the carbs and sugars.

How to Make Amazing Keto Low Carb S’mores

This fantastic recipe from Megha and Matt at KetoConnect.net is totally unique, and produces an incredible tasting S’more that you can make any time, no fire required. The marshmallow filling is a delectable concoction made from Marscapone and whipped cream, the graham crackers are amazingly simple to make. These are low carb and keto friendly, so you’ve definitely got to give these a try!

Conclusion

Camping is a great way to spend some quality time with the family, and reconnect with nature with lots of fun activities. Making S’mores together around the campfire is a guaranteed recipe for laughs and smiles, and with these tips you can be sure that you’re cooking up delicious treats without all the extra sugar.

So, check out your local campsites and book your next outdoor family adventure! Or, keep things closer to home (and to indoor plumbing) and setup the tent in your backyard one weekend for a surprise family camping adventure, complete with an outdoor fire and genuine S’mores. Happy trails, campers!

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Great Low Carb Beef Stew Recipes

The Best Low Carb Beef Stew Recipes Ever

Beef stew is definitely a hearty meal that the whole family will love. It’s a filling, comforting kind of meal that is not only easy to make, but it’s also very easy to customize to suit a particular taste or diet need. This fact makes beef stew a perfect fit for the low carb diet, and a great addition to any meal plan where you need a simple, easy meal that can be prepared quickly and thrown in to the slow cooker to be ready at the end of a long, busy day.

In this article, we’ll go over the essentials of how to make a great beef stew, as well as which ingredients you’ll need to substitute for low carb alternatives in order to help keep the carb count low. Also, we’ll give you a few fantastic low carb beef stew recipe options that you’ve just got to try. Now, let’s get right to the basics of what makes a great stew.

Essential Beef Stew Ingredients

For starters, the key to any great beef stew is going to be choosing a nice cut of beef to use. Fortunately for stew chefs, there are many suitable choices they could go with, and the biggest difference between the end results will be the method of cooking. For example, for stovetop stews that are simmered for a shorter period of time, you’ll want to go with a leaner beef that has little marbling and is free of large portions of fat and gristle. This is because the shorter cooking times with stovetop stews mean they don’t have enough time to properly soften the fat and remove the chewiness. These types of cuts typically include eye of round or sirloin.

For slow cooker stew recipes, you’ll want to go to the other end of the spectrum and choose a cut of beef that has plenty of marbling, since the long cooking times will cause these cuts of beef to simply fall apart and results in beef with a moist texture and lots of meaty flavour. A beef chuck is an example of one of these marbled cuts, or occasionally you may use short ribs.

In any event, if you end up using the opposite type of beef for either method of cooking, you’ll end up with either really chewy and tough beef, or a stew that has very dry and tight chunks of meat. Choosing the right beef for your cooking method makes a huge difference in the taste and texture of the stew, so be sure to choose wisely.

Typical Beef Stew Vegetable Choices

Aside from the beef, the other main ingredients of a stew are vegetables such as carrots, onions, and potatoes. For low carb dieters, the onions and carrots aren’t much of an issue, but potatoes will need to be swapped out for a low carb alternative. Fortunately, there are many choices that can take the place of potatoes in a beef stew. Some options to consider as potato alternatives include rutabagas, turnips, cauliflower, and even zucchini. These are all readily available vegetables and can all work very well as part of a stew.

Some of these alternatives, such as zucchini or cauliflower, can get overcooked and mush if added to the stew pot too early in the process. If you opt to use one of those as an ingredient in your stew, you’ll want to add them to the simmering stew closer to the end of the cooking process to ensure they stay intact and don’t disintegrate.

How to Thicken a Stew that is Too Thin

It’s not a stew if the broth is thin and too runny. This means you’ve got to thicken it up, and to do it the low carb way you will need to find an alternative thickener to the typical wheat flour. There are a few different ingredients you can use as low carb thickeners, such as cornstarch or some form of vegetable gum. While cornstarch does still contain a small amount of carbs, it is still lower than wheat flower, and you also need to use less of it to achieve the same level of thickening power. Vegetable gums such as xantham gum, are completely carb free, but can be a bit trickier to work with. We recommend using very small amounts at a time in order to test their thickening ability and then add more if needed.

Great Low Carb Beef Stew Recipes

Now that you’ve got the basics of what makes a great stew, we figured you might want some additional inspiration to give a new kind of stew a try in your next meal plan. Here are three fantastic low carb beef stew recipes that are easy to make and taste amazing.

Paleo Beef Stew

This first recipe comes from Kyndra at PeaceLoveandLowCarb.com, and it’s definitely a winner. It takes the classic beef stew and adds in a ton of extra vegetables like celery, peppers, and mushrooms. It skips the potatoes, but you could easily add in something like a rutabaga or turnip to give it a more classic stew look and feel. This recipe is easily made to be paleo-friendly and is a great addition to any low carb menu.

Burgundy Beef Stew

This hearty stew from the chefs at Atkins combines delicious chunks of beef with plenty of vegetables, and the unmistakable flavours of bacon and red wine to produce a truly special meal that is perfect for low carb dieters. This recipe is fantastic just as it is, or it can easily be used as a basis for your own stew creations by adding in any vegetables of your choice. You can definitely get creative with this one!

Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew

If you’re a fan of the instant pot (and let’s face it; we all are), then you’ll totally fall in love with this fantastic stew recipe. This stew uses all the tips and tricks to make sure that the carb count stays low, but that it is also easy to make and has a great, rich flavour that the whole family will love at the end of a long, busy day. In addition, it’s keto-friendly so you can be sure that it is loaded with all the good stuff you want to see in a low carb stew.

Conclusion

Making a delicious and healthy beef stew is certainly easy and making it the low-carb way is very simple. Beef stew is a fantastic addition to a low carb meal plan since it requires very little improvisation or special ingredients. You can also add lots of variety to your stew by changing up the selection of vegetables from time to time and experimenting with different combinations. However you choose to do your stew, we’re sure that with these tips and recipes, you’ll get great reviews from anyone who tries it.

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Mother’s Day – Tips To Celebrate Your Mom

5 Great Mother’s Day Ideas to Make This Year Special

What would this world be like without our moms? They raise us, teach us, guide us, and most importantly, they love us unconditionally. When Mother’s Day approaches every year, it’s time to reflect and look back on how much our moms mean to us and celebrate all they do by making their day truly special.

Sometimes, however, it can be tough to come up with ideas on what to do for Mother’s Day that haven’t been done a million times before. Fortunately, we’ve gathered together a great list of ideas that you can use to craft a wonderful Mother’s Day experience and make warm memories that will last forever. These are simple but powerful ideas that anyone can use to show appreciation and love to their moms, and we hope that you find them helpful. Let’s start the list!

Get Outdoors and Explore

After a long, cold winter, Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time to revel in warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and sunshine. So, why not plan on taking the whole family out on a nature walk to experience all that springtime has to offer? Mom will love the idea of getting away from all our electronic distractions and simply spending time enjoying the outdoors with her whole family, and it’s a great way to discover hidden adventures in your local area.

To get started, check with nearby outdoor gear stores and fitness shops for ideas on cool trails to explore or interesting sights to see, and plan an outdoor excursion. Be sure to pack some tasty and healthy snacks that mom would approve of, and be sure to take lots of pictures to remember the day.

Surprise Cleaning Blitz

This is an idea that all moms will definitely appreciate. On Mother’s Day, book an appointment for something that mom will enjoy that gets her out of the house for a bit, like a massage or a pedicure, and then get the rest of the family to help you blitz the house to do a really good deep cleaning. When mom comes home to a spotless house and everything smelling fresh, she’ll be all smiles and will certainly love that everyone pitched in on it.

When picking what parts of the house to work on, be sure to focus on the things that you know will make the biggest difference for her. If she despises cleaning bathrooms or scrubbing floors, then those are definitely the ones that you and the family team up to tackle. Remember, this is all about her, so choose wisely and make sure that you’ve really made a difference for her at the end of the day.

Mom & Friends Dinner

Sometimes moms just need a little time to reconnect with old friends and have some fun with a nice meal and some cocktails. Reach out to her best friends and coordinate a ladies-only dinner date at her favourite restaurant. Make sure you give her plenty of time to get ready throughout the day so she can get as fancy as she wants to be. Also, be sure to offer to drop her off and pick her up so she can indulge in a cocktail or two (or three) when the conversation with friends just keeps going long in to the evening. We’re sure that she’ll love the opportunity to have a delicious meal, lots of great discussions, and a few laughs with her closest friends.

Mother’s Day Movie Marathon

This is the perfect idea for moms who just love to get in to comfy clothes, lounge on the couch with some snacks, and binge on some good movies. Here’s a great article we published that lists a bunch of tasty low carb snacks that are perfect for a home movie night. Then, turn it in to a totally cuddly family experience by pulling out all the blankets and pillows you need to turn the living room in to a soft and cozy nest, and throw on a series of moms favourite movies. Keep things light by working in a comedy or two, and maybe even hit on some nostalgia with a classic flick from her childhood that she hasn’t seen in years.

Trip Down Memory Lane

This idea is all about reconnecting with the important moments of mom’s life. Plan on serving all her favourite foods throughout the day, and break out the old photos and home movies and reminisce about all the great times you’ve had together while you think about all the wonderful experiences that are still to come. This is a great way to share lots of warm memories about what it means to be a mom, as well as a few laughs that are inevitable when you start to recall the craziest moments that only a mom will remember. This one is so much fun, it may even end up being an annual tradition!

Conclusion

As you can see, these ideas for Mother’s Day are a lot less focused on expensive gifts and more about experiences and creating great new memories all around the love we have for our moms.

We certainly hope that you’ve found these suggestions helpful, and that you’re inspired to use them to craft a truly special and unique celebration for Mother’s Day this year. We wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all moms everywhere, and hope that you enjoy your special day. Cheers!