Manly Meals for Father's Day
More from Chef Meg:
Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese
Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Vegetables
Find more meaty, manly recipes in "The SparkPeople Cookbook"
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This recipe is part of "The SparkPeople Cookbook." Order your copy today! It's perfect for a Father's Day lunch.
Chef Meg moves strawberries from the dessert course to the salad course. Strawberries are delicious when combined with tender spinach and crunchy toasted almonds.
These healthful muffins freeze well! Make a batch on them on the weekend for a quick and tasty breakfast. Serve with a piece of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk.
This is a great meal for a busy night--for some added fun, leave the forks in the cabinet and bring out the chopsticks!
Cooking fish or chicken in parchment paper packets is a technique known as "en papillote." The protein stays moist without any added fat, and the herbs and fish lend flavor to the vegetables.
This hearty salad provides a filling and fiber-rich base for classic roast chicken. Serve it alone as a vegetarian starter.
Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein. Use it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad. Tip: Save time and energy by roasting two chickens at once and freezing one (carve it first).
This is really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch.
Fruit is often a back-up ingredient or side dish at dinnertime, but it gets a co-starring role in this meal. Serve this flavorful, lean chicken dish over brown rice or with a baked sweet potato and steamed green beans.
Chef Meg took this member-submitted recipe and turned it into a hearty entree that's bursting with flavor.
We've bumped up the nutrition--and kept all the flavor--of Pizza Margherita, the traditional Italian pizza with tomato, sliced mozzarella, basil, and olive oil.
While Chicken Parmesan is traditionally fried, this lighter version is delightful atop a hearty green salad. From "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose The Weight."
Think we're crazy to include this recipe in a collection of healthy dishes? Truthfully, it illustrates our philosophy of satisfaction and eating what you love.
This dish will turn anyone into a carrot lover! This dish uses whole and ground cumin to add a smoky, savory element to the carrots.
If ever there was a kid-friendly recipe, this is it! My three boys love these--and my husband does, too.
A quiche is not only a quick brunch dish but also an easy dinner any time of year. Learn how to lighten yours up!
An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal.
SparkPeople Cookbook Sneak Peek: Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!
As a world master chef, you would think that Chef Meg's kitchen would be full of fancy tools. Nope. She prefers to keep it as streamlined as possible. She shares her 6 favorites with SparkRecipes.com.
When hunger hits, Chef Meg reaches for protein-packed Greek yogurt, crunchy almonds, and super fruits. Watch how she makes this super snack - and learn her secret to speeding up snack time in this fun video.
Fish is great for your health, but most of us don't know how to choose a fresh one. Chef Meg shows us how, and she teaches us how to break down a fish and make fish stock.
Chef Meg shows you how to properly slice and dice an onion, and she offers tips on doing it without shedding a single tear.
Chef Meg shows you how to chop parsley the way the pros do. "Keep going," she tells her culinary students. "You're making parsley dust."
Chef Meg demonstrates how to chop and skin a mango easily and efficiently. Maneuvering around that giant pit can be tricky!
Chef Meg of SparkRecipes.com shows you how to chop basil without bruising it, using a chiffonade technique.
Want a quick and healthy meal any time of day? Turn to the omelet. Learn how to make an egg white omelet in this video from Chef Meg.
Chef Meg shows you how to keep your spices and herbs organized.
Chef Meg demonstrates how to poach an egg for a healthy, hearty breakfast. U.S. F.D.A. Safe Handling Instructions: To prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly.
A serving of protein is 2-4 ounces, but a chicken breast is much larger than that. Learn how to trim and prep this versatile lean protein, in this short video from Chef Meg.
Chef Meg shows you how to store, prep, and choose asparagus—and learn how to save time in the kitchen, too!
There's no need to spend more on pre-chopped veggies. Chef Meg shows you how to break down broccoli and cauliflower—and shares a tip for using up the parts you might otherwise throw away.
To keep chicken breasts from drying out (or serving them undercooked), you need to even out their thickness. Find out how, from Chef Meg!
Spinach is a versatile and tasty green. Learn how to prep it, from Chef Meg.
Swiss chard and kale are super greens, but what do you do with them? How do you remove the stalk—and can you eat that part? Chef Meg tells you everything you need to know.
Roasted garlic is a healthy and flavorful addition to any meal. Chef Meg shows you how she does it--with very little added oil or fat.
In this video, you can learn how to peel, seed, core and chop a tomato like a pro!
How do you separate an egg without breaking the yolk or making a mess? Chef Meg shows you how--no fancy gadget needed!
Chef Meg shows you how to choose an avocado, remove it from the skin then slice and dice it.
Uh-oh! You can't remember the last time you bought eggs, and omelets are on the menu for tonight. How do you know if your eggs are still good? Find out!
"Mise en place" means to put things in their place in French. In this video, Chef Meg of SparkRecipes.com shows us a simple way to organize your ingredients for a healthy meal.
This is one of Chef Meg's favorite summer meals. It requires little cooking--and you can swap in any herbs and vegetables you like!
Staying organized helps Chef Meg put a healthy dinner on the table on even the busiest of nights. Take a peek inside her fridge and learn some great tips!
Ever wonder what Chef Meg keeps on hand for busy nights, quick dinners, and healthy snacks? Find out now!
Learn how to roast a pepper with Chef Meg Galvin of SparkRecipes.com
Learn how to segment or "supreme" citrus fruit for salads and desserts.
Staying organized helps Chef Meg put a healthy dinner on the table on even the busiest of nights. Take a peek inside her freezer, and learn some great tips!
Learn how to properly remove zest from citrus fruit with Chef Meg Galvin of SparkRecipes.com.