5 Father’s Day recipes under 450 calories
Looking for a way to celebrate Dad this Sunday? Make his Father’s Day extra special by giving him the generous gift of a home-cooked meal.
If you want to give Dad time off from the kitchen as well as show your appreciation for him, heat up the grill and test your cooking talents with some flavorful, but nutritious meals.
We’ve scoped out some of the best brunch, dinner and dessert recipes that are both tasty and low-calorie. From omelets, to burgers, filet mignon, and more, we’ve found simple and savory recipes that you can make and enjoy with your dad this Sunday.
So instead of heading out to a restaurant and getting a pricey, fat-laden meal, save money and calories by treating dad to these creative recipes:
1) Caramel French toast
Give Dad a sweet start to his special day with this lightened up version of French toast. To save time, make it Saturday night and simply re-heat Sunday morning. Use thick slices of whole-grain bread for extra fiber.
Per serving: 314 calories; 7.2g fat, 57.4g carbohydrates, 6.2g protein, 1.1g fiber
2) Omelet with summer vegetables
Give this brunch recipe a try with one of summer’s freshest veggies – zucchini! This veggie is a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, magnesium, and several other nutrients. This protein-packed meal comes in at less than 300 calories.
Per serving: 281 calories; 10.3g fat, 25.3g carbohydrates, 24.8g protein, 4.2g fiber
3) Fajita burgers
Good for either lunch or dinner, this recipe calls for 90 percent lean-ground beef, and whole-wheat rolls. Spicy chipotle mayo and roasted Anahein peppers give the recipe a Mexican twist.
Per serving: 434 calories; 20g fat, 36g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 6g fiber
4) Grilled filet mignon with herb butter and Texas toast
Heat up the grill for this low-calorie and low-fat dinner entrée. The beef tenderloin is topped with herb butter and served on whole-grain toast.
Per serving: 303 calories; 14g fat, 15g carbohydrates, 29g protein, 5g fiber
5) Berry trifle with amaretto
This dessert – at only 205 calories per serving – provides the perfect ending to your Father’s Day celebration. With a healthy serving of summer’s best berries – strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries – this lightened up trifle also uses low-fat vanilla pudding.
Per serving: 205 calories; 4g fat, 38g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 2g fiber