In May, we celebrated our mothers — and now Father's Day is just around the corner. At Sparkle, we believe fathers are just as important in the daily lives of families as mothers. We want to honor that by giving you a few ideas for special treats your kids can make on their own to show Dad just how much he means to the family. I've rounded up breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert recipes so you have something to make at any point in the day — just in case you have an early-rising dad or one that likes to sleep in!
Homemade Drop Biscuits
Start the day off with a fun treat of biscuit and egg sandwiches. This recipe is easy for little hands to help make and assemble. Make double batch because these biscuits will be gone in no time.
Warm Kale Salad with Maple dressing
This salad is great for a filling but light lunch. It's packed full of nutrition to help keep Dad healthy. Pair it with our campfire raspberry basil grilled cheese sandwiches for a spectacular combination.
Campfire Raspberry Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Take grilled cheese to the next level and actually make them on the grill! Dads tend to love food cooked over a fire. This sandwich is gooey, cheesey, tangy, and sweet. Make four or five of them — Dad will want to eat them all!
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Most dads are still kids at heart. They like pillow fights and wrestling and hanging out in their pj's all day. Here's a recipe to bring back Dad's childhood — but with a much healthier twist.
Leek and Sausage Soup
If your father is like mine, he probably works really hard. My dad is handyman who builds and fixes things all day. He always comes home hungry. This leek and sausage soup is just the thing to help fill up those very hungry dads. Definitely make extra so there's some for the rest of the family too!
This a tasty and filling snack that will get Dad eating his veggies too. This recipe is easy for even the littlest hands to help assemble. Older kids can make it on their own.
These pastries are fun and easy to make. They are sweet and flaky and can be an afternoon snack or a dessert. Treat Dad to something he probably hasn't had before with these fun Cuban pastries.
Mason Jar Peach Cobbler
It's time for dessert. This one is so so so good, as Sylvia would say. Bring your peach cobbler outside for a Father's Day picnic or grilling party!
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich
Last but definitely not least, try your hand at some homemade ice cream sandwiches. These are ten times better than anything you can buy in the store. Make Dad's favorite cookie, grab his favorite ice cream, and you're all set. Once again, make a lot. I mean it — they will all be gone.
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About the Author
KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.