If you want to whip up a delicious brunch for dear old Dad this Father’s Day, then we have some incredible recipes for you. Each one of these dishes — from some of our favourite Canadian food bloggers — is healthy and incredibly tasty. Plus they’re easy to make. Prepare to tickle your pa’s taste buds.
Apple, blueberry and walnut breakfast quinoa recipe
Quinoa in the a.m.? Yeah, it’s a thing; a foodie trend, if you will. And this recipe by She Bakes Here is the perfect example of how to cook it for breakfast. Not only is it light, but it’s packed with antioxidants courtesy of the fresh fruit and nuts.
Zucchini is having a moment — it’s a spring superfood everyone should spend some time digging into. One great way to do that is to serve up this light and fluffy frittata from Sea Salt Galley Kat. Add a side salad or some slices of tomato into the mix, and you’re looking at one delicious Father’s Day brunch menu dish.
Blueberry banana flax pancakes
Repeat after us: Pancakes need not be fatty. Case in point: these flax flapjacks from Woman in Real Life. Packed with blueberries and bananas, this dish is loaded with healthy nutrients and minerals and is oh so satisfying to the palate.
Arugula salad with wine-poached eggs
Who needs Hollandaise sauce when you can poach your eggs in wine? No one, that’s who. This meal from Eat Halifax is so tasty and dreamily healthy that we almost guarantee you’ll skip traditional eggs Benny forever. This dish is that good.
Vegan French toast
If your dad needs to watch his intake of eggs or dairy, then this vegan French toast recipe from Eye Candy Popper will be right up his alley. Healthy without lacking flavour and completely vegan, these bites are best paired with slices of fresh fruit and Canadian-made maple syrup. Yum!
Triple berry kale salad
Brunch needn’t be all about eggs, bacon and toast. A good, healthy, hearty meal can also involve kale, fruits and veggies. This creation from How Sweet It Is is fresh and light without being too sweet or overwhelming in flavour. If you want some added substance, then top it with a grilled chicken breast or slices of salmon.
Blueberry oatmeal smoothie
Some dads prefer to indulge in a smoothie instead of savouring a big breakfast. If that sounds all too familiar to you, then serve your pa a delicious smoothie like this option from In Search of Yummy-ness.
Duck egg omelette
The perfect omelette is within your dad’s taste buds’ reach courtesy of this savoury yet healthy plate crafted by The Primal Desire. We love the idea of serving it up with a side of whole-grain toast or brioche in the event he wants to dunk some bread into his yolk.