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10 delicious, easy last-minute Father's Day recipes

By Rebecca Clyde, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Jun 14th, 2018 @ 8:38pm



SALT LAKE CITY — Are you ready for Father's Day this Sunday? Whether you have a few ideas and have started preparing, or you've been wracking your brain and still haven't thought how you'd show your love to the men in your life, or you realized just now that Father's Day is this weekend you'll be covered.

Here's a quick list of 10 delicious, easy, and dietitian-approved recipes that dad will love for breakfast, dinner, or dessert. Some of them are even simple enough to get little ones in on the action. So if you have kids, this is a great way to get them involved in the kitchen.

1. Wild Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

via Amy Gorin, registered dietitian and owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition. Pancakes are a great recipe to get kids involved. It'll get messy, but they can definitely help pour and stir ingredients.

2. Quick Cuban Dinner

via Jenna Braddock, registered dietitian, of Make Healthy Easy blog

3. Beef Caprese Skewers

via Karman Meyer, registered dietitian, of The Nutrition Adventure. Kids can help wash veggies and assemble the skewers.

4. Grilled Turkey Breast

via Jenna Braddock, registered dietitian, of Make Healthy Easy Blog

5. Rainbow Grilled Vegetable Skewers

via Emily Kyle, registered dietitian, of Emily Kyle Nutrition. These would pair well with the grilled turkey above! And again, kids can help assemble these skewers.

6. Glazed Pork and Fig Kebabs

via Cara Harbstreet, registered dietitian, of Streetsmart Nutrition. Kids can help assemble and baste these kebabs!

7. Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Burgers

via Stephanie McKercher, registered dietitian of Grateful Grazer Blog. Whether dad's a vegetarian or not, he is sure to love these sweet and smokey spiced burgers.

8. Basil and Lime Watermelon Slushies

via Tracee Yablon Brenner, registered dietitian, of Triad to Wellness.

9. Chocolate Crepes

via Judith Scharman Draughon, registered dietitian and author of Lean Body Smart Life. Kids can help mix, pour, and assemble! These are great for breakfast or dessert.

10. Fudgy Avocado Blender Brownies

via Shannon A Garcia, registered dietitian, of KISS in the Kitchen. These are gluten free, but you can use all-purpose flour instead of the gluten-free flour if desired.

If you need more gift ideas, here's an edible gift dad will definitely love (and use) —homemade BBQ rub.

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Rub

via Stephanie Van’t Zelfden, registered dietitian at Nutrition Hungry.

These recipes aren't just for Father's Day — enjoy them any time this summer with your loved ones. One of the beautiful things about food is it's a great vehicle to bring people together.


Rebecca Clyde

About the Author: Rebecca Clyde

Rebecca is a registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in helping women find happiness and feel comfortable in their skin by empowering them to nourish their minds and their bodies. She also works tirelessly to help people reject the unrealistic and dangerous expectations for women to look a certain way and enjoys helping women improve their body image. She runs a Salt Lake City-based nutrition business nutrition business. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and her free, private Facebook support group for food and health inspiration. You can also download her complimentary list of healthy foods to save you hours in the kitchen each week.


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