The Meal Plan for the Week of June 20, 2022: Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day with Healthier Eats

Father’s Day is this weekend, which means it’s the perfect time for smoked, grilled, or baked meats to be the star of the show. Keep these meals healthy by pairing meats with colorful and delectable sides! While your family may already have their favorite go-to recipes, check out these ideas for healthy and tasty alternatives to surprise dad this year.


Chicken Thigh Slider with Healthier Coleslaw

Keep Father’s Day casual with these tender and flavorful sliders. Make this meal even healthier by using whole grain buns, reduced fat cheese slices, and pair it with a fresh fruit salad. Your cookout will be one to remember this year! With Healthier Coleslaw


Foil Packet Spice Rubbed Fish with Watermelon Salsa, Brown Rice, Salad

If your family likes big flavors, this meal is for you! Spicy shrimp paired with the coolness of the peach salsa is the perfect combination for summer. Add even more color with grilled peppers or asparagus and serve whole-grain tortillas on the side for optional salsa dipping. With Fresh Peach Salsa


Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Pasta Salad

A quick and delicious meal that is full of fresh, nutritious ingredients! Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which greatly benefit heart health, and all those colorful vegetables in the pasta salad are full of antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals. Keep in mind that the pasta salad can be made ahead of time and held in the fridge, which means more time to celebrate dad on his big day. Enjoy! With Pasta Salad


Peruvian Chicken with Avocado, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Take dad’s taste buds on a trip to Peru! This is a full meal, with flavorful chicken, spicy Peruvian green sauce, and a creamy, light avocado vegetable salad. Be sure to also check out the recipe link on this site for an optional cilantro lime rice to serve as a side!


Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Healthy Potato Salad

We couldn’t create a menu for dad without including a red meat! Pork tenderloin is a great choice since it is a leaner option. Pair this with a creamy, and healthier potato salad and a fresh, green salad and you’ve got a winning meal that is sure to please. Bon appetite! With Healthy Potato Salad

About the dietitian

One of the Health Coaches at CHP, Lizzie completed her Dietetic Certificate and Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her interest in nutrition and exercise field comes from a passion for helping people meet their goals. Being a part of someone’s health journey by listening, providing them with accountability, and encouraging them every step of the way has been the source of her coaching success.

Lizzie Waldo

Corporate Health Partners