When it comes to making the men in your life feel special on Father’s Day, many tend to think we need to pull out all the stops. However, some of the most impactful expressions of our love are created when we get the chance to simply spend time together.
Why not focus on fast, flavourful, and healthy meals this Father’s Day? These recipes come together in a snap and are sure to please even the most culinary conscious—leaving us with the luxury of time to spend with those we love most.
A key point to keep in mind when cooking with minimal ingredients is that the simpler a dish, the more it depends on the quality of its components. Sourcing the best quality raw ingredients available to you ensures not only a great tasting result but also that we glean the most nutritional benefits possible.
Check out the following recipe collection for a full day’s worth of special, tasty, and speedy eats that will leave you with plenty of time this Father’s Day (or any other day) to spend with those who matter most.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Stack
Jade Soup with Crab, Dill, and Watermelon
Cantaloupe Ginger Cooler
Grilled Halibut with Turmeric, Garlic, and Olives
No-Bake Brownie Cups
Figuring out food labels
The pursuit of a healthy lifestyle can be tricky when it comes to including packaged foods. While convenient, it is important to understand the nutritional information on the label to ensure the quality of the food inside.
Serving size matters
All the nutritional information is based on the serving size.
Check the fat
Take note of the saturated and trans fat content. Generally, for our overall health it is best to keep saturated fats and cholesterol low and avoid trans fats altogether.
Keep sodium down
Look for reduced salt or unsalted varieties to keep your salt intake in check.
Go for fibre
Look for foods that contain a good amount of fibre per serving, at least 1 g for every 10 g of carbohydrates.
Beware of sugar
Keep a lookout for foods that contain sugar in the first three ingredients. Sugar is almost pure carbohydrate and contains no nutritional value. Other names for sugar include fructose, dextrose, maltose, and glucose.
This article was originally published in the June 2020 issue of alive Canada, under the title “Fast Father’s Day Recipes.”