This Sunday, June 17, is National Eat Your Vegetables Day as well as Father’s Day. Let’s celebrate both of these days together by encouraging a healthy diet for dad. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men should consume between 3-4.5 servings of vegetables everyday. So, how can we get dad to eat more vegetables on Father’s Day? Here are some tasty ways to incorporate more veggies into your Father’s Day feasts.
VEGGIES IN BED
For this popular Father’s Day tradition, start off the day with a nice healthy breakfast by cooking up some scrambled eggs and adding plenty of vegetables: tomatoes, green peppers, onions and mushrooms are just a few options that taste great with eggs. Make a fruit and veggie breakfast smoothie [link to May GG smoothie post]. Or maybe a ham and corn frittata?
It’s Fathers Day, so you have to celebrate a little—and what dad doesn’t love a good burger on the grill? While some meat and white bread versions are high in cholesterol and slim on nutrients, these burger and veggie packs are a refreshing and healthier version of the beloved classic. Another option: Go completely vegetarian with these mushroom swiss veggie burgers.
SCRUMPTIOUS STEAK DINNER
Father’s Day’s not complete without a dad-centric meal. This delicious mushroom and onion-topped steak has plenty of vegetables, and goes great with a side of potatoes.
As the old adage goes, the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach! What veggies will you be cooking for Dad this Father’s Day?