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Monday, 15 June 2015 11:45

Father’s Day – Make it a Healthy One

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The important thing about Father’s Day is to to make the day about  Dad and keep it healthy especially if he’s watching his weight. Let him know he’s special and loved, and he’s sure to feel celebrated  Father’s Day weekend.

Here are some places to take Dad to for a pleasant picnic:

  • Local park
  • Nearby hiking path
  • Your own backyard
  • Local pool

Healthy Food Options:

  • Consider a whole grain grilled chicken or lean steak sandwich or  wrap it with lettuce. Just don’t forget the other vegetables you can pack on it or with it.
  • Pick Dad’s fresh fruit favorites: apples, grapes, berries, and oranges.  
  • Make a  protein based dip - puree some cottage cheese with your favorite seasonings.  Then dip them in snow peas, tomatoes, carrots and celery.
  • Bake some kale ‘chips.’  Get the recipe from your clinic.
  • Healthy desserts - Try our Lemon Mouse recipe or our Breakfast Protein Pudding.

Special Gifts for Dad

  • Think of a healthy gift : our CMWM cookbook or make a collection of some low carb B-B-Q dishes.  
  • How about the Weber Style grill pan- perfect for grilling smaller items like shrimp, scallops, or favorite veggies?
  • What about a pedometer or any other health related item?

To keep things active and fun:

  • Walk  around the neighborhood or hike along on a hiking trail. Anything to get moving as a family.
  • Play Frisbee –bring along a Frisbee to throw around, it’s a great bonding activity for the whole family.
  • Bike like a kid – suggest a bike ride on a path of his choosing.
  • Provide a sharing circle – Make sure Dad feels loved. Tell him a kind, encouraging word about one of his admirable characteristics, or point out something he’s done that you’ve appreciated.
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