Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life this Father's Day? Instead of shopping for an expensive gadget or another necktie, give him something he'll really enjoy. Celebrate this Father's Day by spending quality time together!
Here are a few ideas from UnitedHealthcare on how you can make this Father's Day really special for your favorite guy.
Host a Backyard BBQ
For the grill master in your life, a BBQ is a fun way to celebrate Father's Day and prepare a nutritious meal. Invite family and friends over to try some of these recipes:
Prep Time: 30 Min | 30 Min | 2 sandwiches
- 1/2 lb ground turkey breast
- 2 tablespoons tomato pasta sauce
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 1 slice (1 oz) mozzarella cheese, cut in half
- 1/2 baguette (8 inches), cut into two 4-inch pieces
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 4 slices red onion
- Additional tomato pasta sauce, if desired
1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix turkey, 2 tablespoons
pasta sauce and chopped onion. Shape mixture into 2 patties,
each about 3/4 inch thick and the approximate shape of the
2. Carefully brush grill rack with canola oil. Place patties on grill. Cover
grill; cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until
thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165°F. Top patties
with cheese. Cover grill; cook about 1 minute longer or until cheese
3. Cut baguette pieces in half horizontally. Place lettuce leaves on bottom
halves; top with burgers and onion slices. Top with remaining
baguette halves. Serve with additional pasta sauce.
Note: For any recipe that uses ground meat, you can use extra-lean ground beef, ground chicken or
any ground meat. If you don’t find 1/2 pound ground meat already packaged in the meat case,
the butcher can usually weigh the amount you need.
1 Sandwich: Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 110); Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0.5g); Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 690mg; Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 8g); Protein 45g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 15%; Iron 25% Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Vegetable, 5 Very Lean Meat, 2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 MyPyramid: 2 oz-eq Grains, 1/2 c Vegetables, 1/2 c Milk, 4 oz eq Meat & Beans
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Stock the Fridge
Make his day by stocking the fridge full of healthy staples combined with his favorite snacks. Clean out his fridge with help from this Refrigerator Audit, and while you're there use this Kitchen Safety list to re-arrange the kitchen so it's safer and more accessible.
Now that you're feeling inspired for Father's Day, visit the Solutions for Caregivers website to download these recipes, find more tips, and learn about providing care for a loved one.
I received these recipes from United Healthcare from MyBlogSpark. I will be posting more recipes soon.