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Father’s Day Surprise

Posted by Mandy Sacher on August 14, 2016

Posted by Mandy Sacher on August 14, 2016

Dads can be notoriously hard to buy gifts for, but you can’t go wrong by surprising them with something homemade, especially if it’s also edible. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, backyard barbeque or a traditional Sunday roast, we’ve put together our favorite recipes that are perfect for creating with kids young and old.

Start Dad’s Day With a Healthy, Hearty Breakfast

Give dad a hearty start to the day with a couple of poached eggs on toasted sourdough and a side of sweet potato latkes. These latkes make a healthy alternative to the traditional hash brown. If dad is a fan of a full hot breakfast try adding Lewis and Son Natural Viennas, or read our tips on how to pick a healthier sausage.

Whip Up Some High-Protein Veggie Burgers

Give our chickpea and pumpkin patties a manly makeover and use them to serve dad up some yummy veggie burgers. Layer on a sourdough bun with tzatziki, butternut hummus or homemade tomato sauce and serve with a side of sweet potato wedges.

Because Dads Are Worth Celebrating

Celebrate the men in your life and treat dad to a traditional Sunday roast with a twist. This simple and easy-to-make roast chicken recipe will have dad eating like a king.


  • 1 whole organic free-range chicken (1.5kg)
  • ½ cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs mild paprika powder
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2-3 tbs fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbs fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbs fresh rosemary, finely chopped, sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 2-3 extra rosemary sprigs


  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C
  • Rinse the chicken, pat dry with paper towel and place in a roasting tin
  • Whisk the olive oil in a small bowl along with the paprika, garlic, sage, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper
  • Pour the mixture over the top of the chicken and rub all over. Make sure the chicken is coated evenly
  • Place the lemon inside the chicken’s cavity along with a few extra rosemary sprigs
  • Tuck the chicken wings behind the back to keep them from burning in the oven and tie the legs together with a piece of kitchen twine (optional)
  • Roast the chicken for the about an hour, (turning half way) or until cooked through
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 mins before slicing and serving

Tip: Serve with roast vegetables on the side, and peanut butter biscuits or chocolate quinoa crackles for dessert. Heaven.

Homemade Father’s Day Edible Gifts

Spoil dad this Father’s Day with some home made treats that are simple enough for little hands to get involved in making. Children will love decorating these healthy gingerbread ‘dads’, or for the ‘fitness dad’ these beetroot and spinach bliss balls are sure to be a winner.

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