10 Healthy, High-protein Recipes Perfect for Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day with high-protein recipes your dad will love.

These 10 delicious recipes include many you can enjoy on the grill—or, if you’re in a pinch, that you can whip up in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.

All these healthy cooking methods use minimal extra fat and calories, keeping the dishes lean.

Grilled Steak with Herb Sauce

Grill this simple steak with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper and flavor it with a simple herb sauce made from cilantros, capers, and scallions.

Grilled Beer-brined Turkey Breast

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving! Flavor this lean cut of protein with a beer-based brine to make dad a delicious meal he’ll never forget.

Healthy Hot Chicken Bowls

Simple, high-protein ingredients come together in this delicious bowl with 43g of protein per serving.  Flavored with spicy hot sauce and cooling blue cheese dressing, it’s a mouthwatering dish perfect for dad.

Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs with Wild Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

What dad doesn’t love a shrimp and wild blueberry kebob hot off the grill on Father’s Day?  Shrimp are bursting with power protein and omega-3s to help your heart, and the wild blueberry BBQ sauce they’re paired with is full of health-helping antioxidants. In fact, wild blueberries boast more than double the antioxidants of regular blueberries.

Pressure-cooker Pulled Chicken with Cherry Chocolate Sauce

Complement the mild flavor of chicken with a combo of dark chocolate and tart cherry sauce. Serve the chicken over a salad or tucked into a corn, flour, or whole grain tortilla or with a side of wild or brown rice.

Slow Cooker Beer Bratwursts

This recipe couldn’t be easier and is great for entertaining. Use a session IPA for cooking and to serve with the brats to keep the calories down.

Jalapeno Honey Ribs

Fire up the grill and whip up these spicy ribs. For fewer than 400 calories per serving, you’ll give dad a spicy-sweet plate of deliciousness and 30 grams of muscle-building protein for Father’s Day.

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Tri-colored Mini Sweet Peppers and Cherry Tomato Medley

amb not only has a succulent flavor, but also, on average, has only 175 calories per 3-ounce serving, making it a lean protein. It’s also high in numerous B-vitamins, zinc, and selenium, and a good source of iron and riboflavin. For best results, cook lamb on high heat for a short amount of time by grilling, roasting, braising, simmering, braising, and stewing.

Grilled Espresso Steaks

A Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without grilling some lean meat. Try this healthier option to keep up with the Father’s Day tradition while avoiding the dad bod.   Per serving, this grilled espresso steak offers 34 grams of high-quality protein to help rebuild muscles, as well as 15% of your daily iron needs and 40% of your necessary zinc for vitality.

Pork Loin With Peaches

This combo of meat and fruit screams summer. Serve the pork rolled into a tortilla (as pictured), over a green salad, or as-is with a side of grilled corn on the cob.

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