2 of 5Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean
For the health-nut dad
Steak, potatoes, and chocolate won’t cut it for this dad. After he’s climbed a mountain or biked 50 miles, serve him this nutritious, satisfying dinner that includes a light and refreshing flavored water, heart-healthy grilled fish and whole grains, and an antioxidant-rich dessert.
3 of 5Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie dean
For the early-riser dad
If your dad’s a morning person, surprise him with this hearty breakfast to start his day off on the right foot. We’ve included all the classic components, but with some special twists to make this breakfast something extraordinary.
4 of 5Photo by Leo Gong; written by Stephanie Dean
For the vegetarian dad
Meat’s not his style, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something filling. A pasta dish loaded with veggies fits the bill. We rounded out the meal with classic Italian accompaniments and flavors. For dessert, don’t skip the ice cream sandwiches--they’ve got peanut butter, so there’s a little protein, right?
5 of 5Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Stephanie Dean
For the adventurous dad
Ho-hum chicken and grilled steak won’t impress the adventurous eater. He wants to be surprised. For him, we’ve got a twist on sangria, oysters with a spicy glaze, a salad with actual flowers in it, Armenian kebabs, and an unusual--yet delicious--ice cream.