Eating Healthy on a Budget: Make Dad’s Day

Go Ahead, Make Dad’s Day…..

This Father’s Day, give dad a break from his grilling duties and treat him to a healthy meal that he will truly enjoy. Keep the festivities light, while preparing a delicious, dad-approved dinner with these easy, yet simple ideas:

  • Make your own marinade by experimenting with a combination of fresh lemon or lime juice, a few teaspoons of olive oil, a splash of soy sauce and pinch of fresh herbs. See the recipe below from Food & Wine Magazine,featuring Salmon Steaks with Soy-Maple Glaze.

  • Instead of making beef the  main attraction, switch it up and go for the good healthy fats, with salmon and tuna steaks which are a great source of heart-friendly Omega 3 fatty acids. In being healthy the whole year-round , try to make them a part of diet by including them on your menu at least twice a week. Like a “Meatless Monday” or ” Fish on Fridays”.

fw200706_salmonsteaksPhoto Credit: James Baigrie, 2007. Salmon Steak with Soy Maple Glaze.

  • Instead of the standard sides of slaws and heavy potato salads laden with mayonnaise , have a selection of a colorful variety of seasonal fruits and grilled vegetables. You can even grill fruits, such as peaches and pineapples for a great dessert option.