Thursday, June 9, 2011

Father's Day Food Ideas

Looking to do something extra special for dad this Father's Day? Instead of going out why not make him a lovely healthy or hearty meal on his special day or bake him his favourite loaf of bread.

Here a few things I've made in the past that could work for dad, whatever his lifestyle or taste, there's something for every dad (just follow the links or photo captions):

For the Carnivore Dad 
From my pre-vegan days, actually, it has been a year ago this month since I changed to a vegan diet.  Hard to believe I used to eat meat and cheese not that long ago.  Here are a couple of meaty ideas for the non-vegan dad:

Gluten-free crust Pizza
This pizza is hearty and pretty healthy and the bonus, it has a gluten-free pizza crust! It was made with veggies and chicken.  For a vegan option you can sub the chicken for tempah or omit it.

Butter Chicken with salad, vegetables & potato wedges
Once upon a time I made a Butter Chicken for my family with Spinach strawberry salad, vegetables and Potato wedges (pictured below).

For the Vegetarian/Vegan Dad:
For the very health conscious dad some vegan meal options are a great way to go! You can always add some light cheese options to make it vegetarian.

Rice with tomato and basil
One of my first of many vegan recipes I shared on this blog, from Alicia Silverstone's book The Kind Diet, Rice with Tomato and Basil.

Tofu nuggets with Kale
 Perhaps if you're very clever you can trick your father into believing his meal is chicken with these Tofu "chicken" nuggets.
Vegan Quiche
 Better then the real thing and so much healthier too, Vegan Spinach Quiche - a great breakfast or brunch option for dad.

Hearty Vegetable Stew
It's Summer and hot outside but this very delicious, very hearty and very healthy Sweet Summer Stew is sure to be a lunch hit on Father's Day.

For the Raw-food Eating Dad:
For the very super health-conscious dad some raw food options (even includes dessert!)

Raw Pad Thai
StRAWberry Pie

For the Dad with a Sweet-tooth: 
For those who don't have time to go all out and make a full lunch or dinner but still want to do something 'sweet' for dad, bake some bread or cookies:
Chocolate Zucchini Loaf
Strawberry Honey Bread
Oatmeal Cookies
What do you have planned for Father's Day?
Leave a comment, suggestion, idea ...would love to hear from you!


Great Food Ideas said...

All the food looks so GOOD. I think I’ll try to make them. Wish he could come over and make the food for me!

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