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3 Iconic Mother’s Day Lunch Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – don’t let it sneak up on you without having made plans for a knockout lunch! That’s where we come in. We’ve got you sorted with three quick, easy and delicious FREE recipes.

Mother’s Day is the day we set aside to honour and celebrate the amazing women who have given us life, love and support throughout our lives. And what better way to show our appreciation than by preparing a delicious and heartfelt meal for our mums? Whether you're an experienced chef or a beginner in the kitchen, these recipes are simple to follow and are sure to impress your friends and family. We’ll show you how you can have a fun day with good food without overloading on sugar and trans fats. These recipes are wholesome, nutritious – and, yes, delicious! These healthy lunches are a wonderful way to show our mums how much we care about their wellbeing. With fresh, nutritious ingredients, these tasty recipes prove that you don’t have to sacrifice flavour to set yourself up for a healthy life with a lower risk of chronic disease, inflammation and poor gut health. It’s possible, we promise!

Here are three of our favourite mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for a Mother's Day lunch. So, grab your apron, turn on some music, and let's get cooking! 

Asparagus and Spinach Quiche

A quiche is the perfect Mother’s Day lunch – it’s satisfying, wholesome and delicious. The best part? You’ll find no added nasties in this recipe straight from the IQS team. Find the full recipe HERE.


  • Tart base
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup gluten-free plain flour
  • 50 g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • Filling
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 150 g cheddar cheese
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • sea salt, to season
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and grease a 22cm pie tin with butter.
  2. To make the crust, combine the almond meal and flour in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers and then mix through whisked egg. Combine mixture until you form a dough. Press the mixture into the prepared pie tin, until it is even all around. Prick with a fork and place in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling by sauteing the asparagus and red onion in a medium saucepan for 5 minutes. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs together and add the baby spinach and half the cheese. Add in the red onion and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  4. Assemble the tart, by adding the egg mixture to the prepared tart base and sprinkling the rest of the cheese and thyme. Place the asparagus evenly around the tart lengthways.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the filling is cooked through and the top is golden brown.

Cheat’s Pea and Ham Soup

If you’re not a confident cook but you still want to impress your mum, we’ve got just the thing for you! This no-fail recipe creates a rich, delicious soup – and you won’t believe how simple and quick it is to whip up. Find the full recipe HERE.



  • 30 g butter
  • 1 small (100g) brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small (100g) zucchini, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200 g dried green split peas
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 100 g leg ham off the bone
  • sea salt, to season
  • freshly cracked black pepper, to season
  • 2 slices sourdough bread, toasted, to serve


  1. In a medium-sized pot over low-medium heat, add butter, onion, celery, zucchini and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add in split peas, stock and 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes, or until split peas are tender but not mushy. Add in most of the frozen peas (reserving a few for garnishing) and stir through soup until defrosted.
  3. Remove soup from the stove and stir through spinach leaves. Then, blitz all together using a stick blender. Alternatively, you can transfer soup to a blender, to blend in batches instead. Stir through ham pieces, reserving a little bit for garnishing if you like.
  4. Separate the soup into a bowl for dinner and a container for lunch. Season each with salt and pepper and garnish with remaining peas and bits of leftover leg ham. Serve each with a piece of toasted sourdough bread.

Skillet Pilaf with Yoghurt Turmeric

Give your mum the gift of immunity! This delicious recipe is loaded with immune and gut-boosting turmeric, not to mention it’s packed with flavour. Find the full recipe HERE.


  • Turmeric yoghurt:
  • 1 ⁄3 cup full-fat plain yoghurt, or coconut yoghurt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • Pilaf ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 leaves of kale, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, white part finely sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1⁄4 cup almond, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 400g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lemon 


  1. Combine ingredients for the Turmeric Yoghurt in a jar and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil, leek, pepitas, almonds, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, until veggies start to soften. Add in the kale, cumin, coriander and turmeric and cook for a further 1 minute or until fragrant. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil if you need.
  2. Add in the chickpeas and green peas and stir through for 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Divide the Skillet Pilaf between a bowl for dinner and a container for lunch tomorrow. Serve with the Turmeric Yoghurt and a generous squeeze of lemon. 

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