9 Healthy Father’s Day-Inspired Recipes to Treat Dad

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9 Healthy Father’s Day-Inspired Recipes to Treat Dad

Skip the boring tie and make your dad a feast fit for a king this Father’s Day. Whether he’s all about meat and potatoes, or he enjoys spicy tacos, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.

1. SALSA VERDE BURGERS | SKINNYTASTE

These lean burgers pack a powerful punch of flavor. Each burger is topped with melted pepper jack cheese, fiery salsa verde and creamy avocado slices. You can also modify the recipe and use chicken, turkey or black bean patties instead. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 burger each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 407; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 87mg; Sodium: 445mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 42g

2. BACON SWEET-POTATO HASH | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Looking for a fast, hot breakfast idea? Whip up this dish in less than 30 minutes using just five ingredients. Sweet potatoes are a nutritious upgrade from typical white-potato hash, adding more fiber and vitamin A. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 egg and 1 cup hash each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 230mg; Sodium: 716mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 16g

3. HEALTHY SRIRACHA SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS | JAR OF LEMONS

All you need is seven seven ingredients and 30 minutes to get a hot home-cooked meal on the table without sacrificing flavor with these Sriracha-infused chicken tacos. Bonus, they are as picture-worthy as they’re tasty! Recipe makes 3 servings at 2 tacos each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 256; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 371mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 22g

4. COCONUT AND CHIA-CRUSTED CHICKEN FINGERS | COOKING LIGHT

Satisfy dad’s fried-food cravings with these tasty chicken tenders. A toasted coconut and chia seed crust makes these tenders extra crunchy. These oven-baked chicken fingers are are a less caloric and a healthier alternative to fried versions. Recipe makes 4 servings at 3 tenders each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 323; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 137mg; Sodium: 503mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 36g

5. STEAK BAGUETTES WITH PESTO MAYO | COOKING LIGHT

Tender bites of sirloin steak will have you coming back for more of this high-protein, iron-rich sandwich. It’s piled high with steak and veggies, then slathered with a delicious pesto mayonnaise. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 sandwich each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 358; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 674mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 25g

6. GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE | SKINNYTASTE

Lean flank steak is grilled and then smothered in a zingy chimichurri sauce. Serve with grilled corn or a side salad for a filling, protein-rich meal. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 (3-ounce) steak and 4 teaspoons sauce each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 232; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 77mg; Sodium: 343mg; Total Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 24g

7. GRILLED STEAK & POTATO SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Meat-and-potato fans will enjoy this hearty salad featuring flank steak and roasted potatoes. The tangy salad helps make this a well-balanced, nutritious meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 4 ounces steak, 1 1/2 cups salad greens, 4 ounces potatoes and 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 386; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 56mg; Sodium: 285mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 36g

8. BOSTON CREAM PIE | CLEAN EATING

Feel free to indulge in this lightened-up American classic. Made with brown rice flour and spelt flour, this layered cake is smothered with a vanilla custard and coated with a dark chocolate glaze. Recipe makes 10 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 182; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 72mg; Sodium: 155mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 6g

9. STRAWBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS | IFOODREAL

Swirled with strawberries and layered on a honey-pecan crust, this creamy dessert is sure to please the dads in your life. These cheesecake bars are made with wholesome ingredients including Greek yogurt, whole-wheat flour and coconut oil. Recipe makes 9 servings at 1 bar each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 13mg; Sodium: 158mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 7g

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  • Renee Duquette

    How on earth is rotting cholesterol packed flesh from a tortured animal healthy??? It is the number one cause of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes and the list goes on. It is one thing if someone wants to be selfish and eat this crap, but it is another thing to claim that it is a health food. Shame on the writers of this article for spreading this misinformation to the masses.

    • Grant Hardy

      By any chance are you a vegetarian?