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EWG’s ‘Just Add Lemons’ Presents Mother’s Day Brunch

EWG Tips
Thursday, May 9, 2019

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, EWG has curated a brunch menu from “Just Add Lemons: 100+ Recipes for Family and Home from EWG and Friends.” Celebrate your mother, grandmother or another important woman in your life by preparing any or all of the dishes from the suggested recipes below. Already have a meal in mind? Use EWG’s Food Scores to help you find healthy ingredients and products.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Download a printable menu here.

Appetizers

Chilled Peach Soup With Fresh Goat Cheese, by Robin Emmons

EWG’s tip: Use EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ to determine when to purchase organic produce. Stop by a local farmers market and choose organic versions of peaches, cucumbers and bell peppers, if possible.

or

Lemony Quinoa With Pine Nuts and Spinach, by Elise Museles

EWG’s tip: When cooking with grains, choose grains or grain-like foods such as quinoa or farro instead of rice. EWG advises limiting rice consumption, since both conventional and organic may have arsenic contamination.

Entrées

Basil and Mint Summer Squash Noodles, by Amie Valpone

EWG’s tip: Spiralized carrots or sweet potatoes can be used as noodles too! Vegetable noodles are a great alternative to carb-heavy noodles in your favorite pasta dish.

or

Cast Iron Chicken With Preserved Lemon, by Padma Lakshmi

EWG’s tip: If possible, buy a chicken that’s Certified Humane Raised and Handled, Certified USDA Organic or raised without antibiotics.

Dessert

Mini Coconut and Lime ‘Cheesecakes,’
by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch

EWG’s tip: Choose carton coconut milk (or look for a BPA-free can), since most cans are lined with bisphenol A (BPA), a potent endocrine-disrupting chemical.

 

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