Father’s Day is almost here. Got any gifts ideas? Another tie? Another “World’s Greatest Dad” mug? Here’s another idea: How about giving him the gift of health? There are tons of fun ways to make Dad’s day special that bring the family together and promote healthier living. Here are a few to get you started.
RISE AND SHINE
Kick off the day in a healthy way with a delicious and nutritious breakfast! Studies show that a healthy breakfast is a great way to start any day, Father’s Day included! It helps maintain healthy weight and provides the energy Dad needs for the fun-filled day ahead.
Shape Your Future has some great breakfast recipes that offer well-balanced nutrition and are easy to make. And they’re tasty too!
MICROWAVE EGG SCRAMBLER
Simple, savory and satisfying, this breakfast won’t have dad scrambling for snacks immediately after. GET THE RECIPE
QUICK BREAKFAST QUESADILLA
Spice up his morning and get him pumped up for the day with this fulfilling morning meal. GET THE RECIPE
QUICK BREAKFAST BURRITO
This breakfast burrito is bound to float Dad’s boat! GET THE RECIPE
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FIT SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN
Want to give Dad a gift that’ll really move him? Plan some fun physical activities for the day. It’s a great way to get everyone moving and spend quality time together. Plus, the health benefits are plentiful, including weight control, reducing the risk of chronic disease, strengthening bones and improving mental health. Here are a few tips to get you started:
When it’s nice out:
- Play frisbee or kick a soccer ball around.
- Walk around the park or bike around the neighborhood.
- Go to the swimming pool together.
PRO TIP: Be sure to pack some healthy snacks and drink plenty of water.
When it’s not so nice out:
- Crank up the music and have a family dance-off.
- Do indoor chores together.
- Do mini-squats, step touches, march or walk in place while watching TV.
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GRILLING & CHILLING
Father’s Day falls perfectly in the middle of grilling season. After a healthy, action-packed day, fire up the coals and grill up some healthy and tasty meals Dad will love.
EASY BBQ GRILLED CHICKEN
Not an experienced griller? Don’t chicken out. This recipe is so simple, you can’t possibly fowl it up! GET THE RECIPE
SWEET & SPICY SHEET PAN SALMON WITH VEGETABLES
Wanna serve Dad a fancier dish? Try this fish! This exotic aquatic is way easier than it sounds. GET THE RECIPE
BBQ TURKEY BURGERS
Every dad loves a hearty burger. Try this healthy BBQ twist. You can grill these too. GET THE RECIPE
For more activities and recipes that are sure to make Dad’s day a fun and healthy one, visit ShapeYourFuture.com