Father’s Day Gifts: Love and 5 Healthy Dishes to Make for Dad
If you’re looking for a great gift for Dad, you won’t have to look far. All he really wants is your love, a little quiet time to himself and to be treated like a king on his special day. Make your gift extra special by thinking outside the box and going a little WILD. Prepare a few delicious dishes using healthy ingredients – like frozen Wild Blueberries.
Even though fresh cultivated berries are available now, there’s evidence that suggests choosing frozen Wild Blueberries is the better way to go. Wild Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits, thanks to anti-inflammatory compounds like polyphenols and anthocyanins. More than 20 years of human health research has found that Wild Blueberries may play important roles in reducing cognitive decline, the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. They have double the antioxidant capacity, one-third less sugar and 72% more fiber compared to an ordinary blueberry. And they taste great! If you don’t believe us, try for yourself! We’re pretty sure that you and your dad will join the list of frozen Wild Blueberry converts.
Here are five WILDLY delicious recipes that will have dad jumping out of bed “lickety-split” and ready for a fun-filled day.
Start Dad’s Day Off Right with Breakfast
For Father’s Day, a cookout is often the go-to-way to celebrate Dad. This year, make him fantastic breakfast to ensure he starts his day off right. Below are two options – one is sure to be perfect for your special Dad.
This protein-packed Wild Blueberry Smoothie is the ideal pre-workout or post-workout recovery meal for Dads on a health kick. It’s low in sugar, high in fiber, big on delicious blueberry flavor and is a nutrient-dense way to start the day-long celebration.
If you’re looking for a more decadent option, whip up these Wild Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. They are absolutely delicious. Make sure Dad loads up on the antioxidant-rich Wild Blueberry sauce to get that wonderful blueberry flavor in every bite.
Bowl Dad Over with this Recipe
This Buddha Bowl recipe using frozen Wild Blueberries is right on trend and can be served for lunch or dinner. Grain bowls or “Buddha Bowls” have been super popular because everything you love is in one dish. For this recipe layer with Dad’s favorite grains like quinoa, and veggies and then top it off with this delicious Wild Blueberry Cashew Dressing. The dressing is really what makes this recipe unique and something special to enjoy with Dad.
Keep Dad Cool and Hydrated with a Refreshing Summer Sip
At the end of his busy day, something cool and refreshing may be exactly what he needs. This Wild Blueberry Green Tea Mojito is packed with summery flavor – fruity Wild Blueberries, refreshing iced green tea, tangy lime, and tons of fresh mint. Plus, it’s super simple to make! Just muddle together Wild Blueberries and fresh mint leaves, then stir in the lime juice and brewed green tea with honey. This drink is delicious as it is, but Dad can request a little shot of rum if he’s in the mood.
Something Sweet for the World’s Sweetest Dad
End his day with something sweet. These homemade Wild Blueberry Yogurt Pops are an icy treat that’s great on hot days (or any time, really). They feature a bright, beautiful blue hue that comes from the all-natural pigment in Wild Blueberries and an intense blueberry flavor, unlike the store-bought options with artificial dyes and flavors. And, the anthocyanins that lend the pretty marbled effect in the pops also deliver a nutritious dose of antioxidants for Dad. At just 100 calories per pop, Dad won’t feel too guilty if he wants seconds.