Our fathers live on either coast so we don't get to celebrate Father's Day with them. My father lives in Davis, California and Mr. Pantry's dad is in Edgewater, New Jersey, so Father's Day isn't a huge family affair in our house.
Still, I love making a splash and cooking up a feast for Mr. Pantry on Father's Day. He's been a father and mother to our children over the years every time I've felt exhausted because of multiple sclerosis. It makes my heart so full to celebrate him! I love making him my Low-Carb Cinnamon Coffee Cake for Father's Day breakfast, along with scrambled eggs. He adores my Paleo Bagels smothered in cream cheese and lox, so I make those too! Other times I make my Low-Carb Chocolate Donuts since they're so fun and festive.
Since Father's Day falls in June we usually do a cookout and enjoy the warm weather. I like to make Grilled Steak or chicken, fresh Low-Carb Lemonade, and the works. Of course, I have to make a bunch of healthy salads and desserts too.
I love making baked fruit desserts for Father's Day, but I also make some sort of brownies since Mr. Pantry loves chocolate! My Paleo Caramel Brownies are one of his favorite dishes, but they're a big splurge if you're counting carbs. With everything on my website and in my books, the possibilities for healthy Father's Day Dinner recipes are endless!
After dinner, I sometimes have some of our friends over and make a couple of Father's Day cakes. Our favorites are my Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake and Mr. Pantry's favorite, my Paleo Chocolate Birthday Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
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What will you be serving dad? What do you think are the best low-carb Father's Day recipes? Leave a comment and let me know, or leave a request for a recipe you'd like to see!