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Healthy (yet manly) Recipes for Father’s Day

family-796911_640With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d lay the fitness talk to one side and concentrate on another form of less-strenuous enjoyment … food.

Having delicious food on Father’s Day doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

After all, we don’t want you to undo all that hard work you’ve done in the week, do we?

But don’t worry, just because we’re thinking healthy dishes, that doesn’t mean they have to be in any way unmanly.

Get the best of both worlds and enjoy one of these healthy, filling, yet manly, recipes on Father’s Day (and all the better if you can get someone to make it for you …!)

So let’s start with a delicious full English breakfast – fit for a king!

Believe it or not, you can still enjoy a full English brekkie without it dripping in fat and being a good 900 calories of your daily allowance, not to mention all the saturated fat, carbs and salt that comes with it.

This healthier version by BBC Good Food almost cuts each of these by half, so you can still enjoy a hearty breakfast that feels naughty without feeling guilty.

If you can’t make the most of it on Father’s Day, when can you?!

Next we’re on to a filling soup for lunch.

This is as hearty yet nutritious as it gets on Father’s Day.

We’re big fans of this delicious Indian spiced lentil soup from Taste.com that only takes around 15 minutes of prep time and half an hour of cooking time.

This high fibre meal will keep you well stocked until dinner – so you can head out for a game of footy or a quick mess around with the kids and have plenty of energy!

But what about dinner …. did someone say burgers?

Oh yes, we’ve got all you meat eaters covered.

At this time of year, there’s nothing better than a homemade burger cooked over the BBQ to enjoy as the sun sets.

And burgers really don’t have to be unhealthy.

Simple swap the beef with lean turkey meat as they do in this Eating Well recipe, add a few tasty mushrooms and you’ve got yourself the best burger a man could hope for on Father’s Day, without piling on the pounds.

Perhaps you prefer fish, or a pie?

We got that covered too … just combine the two!

Jamie Oliver knows good cooking. Let’s face it, most of his dishes leaves your mouth watering so much so that you wished you lived in Essex.

But Jamie’s also a fan of healthy eating, well at least his wife Jools is.

Her fish pie recipe is packed full of flavour that won’t make your daily calorie intake sky rocket.

Last but not least, how about a little something sweet to finish up …

No Father’s Day is complete without a tasty sweet treat, and what’s better than one that literally takes minutes to create?

Get the kids involved and cook up a batch of these delicious dark chocolate oat clusters by Health.com – you’re gonna love them!

Now with Father’s Day food all sorted, we wish all the dads a very enjoyable, food-friendly day.  

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