KEEP YOUR DAD HEALTHY THIS FATHER’S DAY
As Father’s Day approaches, we struggle with deciding what to get our fathers. This is a time when we would normally give our dad ties, cards, expensive whiskey or cologne in recognition of everything that they’ve done for us. Do things a little differently this Father’s Day – give your dad the gift of a healthy heart and body. Our dads play special roles in our lives; let’s add some value to theirs by showing them that we care about their health. Why not try some of these ideas:
Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it provides the body with the energy that’s needed for the day’s activities.
Fun Activities: You can organise a soccer day for your dad and his friends, go hiking, cycling, play volleyball at the beach or go canoeing. Being physically active assists in: reducing the risks of chronic diseases, strengthening of the muscles and bones as well as maintaining a healthy weight and brain which all contribute towards giving your dad a chance to live a healthier and longer life.
Gym: Signing your dad up for the gym ensures that he gets involved in regular physical activity. This is something which he won’t just do for Father’s Day but on a weekly or daily basis.
Healthy Dinner: Treat your dad to a healthy dinner with a healthy twist. Choose salmon or lean cuts of meat such as beef tenderloin, chicken breast. You can serve these with a salad or skewered veggies and corn.
Game Night: Organise a game night with your family and your friends. You can play board games such as: 30 seconds, Monopoly or Scrabble and serve healthy snacks such as biltong, mixed nuts, whole wheat biscuits, vegetable sticks with a healthy dip and crackers.
Gert Coetzee, Gert Coetzee, Pharmacist and Diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About shares a delicious recipe from The Diet Everyone Talks About “Eat Slim/Eet Slim” recipe book to make tasty “Pan-baked Fritter with Mushroom Sauce”. You can use this as a breakfast recipe.
Prep time: 15 min
CHD: 3.2 g per portion
kJ: 1740 kJ
500 g Minced meat
3 Eggs, separated
30 ml Onion, grated
30 ml Celery, thinly chopped
30 ml Green / red pepper, finely chopped
To taste Salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder
5 ml Mustard powder
5 ml Baking powder
For baking Canola oil / olive oil
50 ml Butter
200 g Mushrooms, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
125 ml Thick cream
20 ml Lemon juice
60 ml Water
- Mix all the ingredients, except the egg whites and oil together.
- Whisk the egg whites stiff and fold into the other mixture.
- Bake until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with mushroom sauce.
- Heat butter and sauté mushrooms and onion till soft and most of the water has evaporated.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.