Miracle Tree's Recipes - 5 Hearty Father’s Day Special Dinner Ideas

These delicious Father’s Day special dinner ideas are bursting with flavor and nutrition

From double cheese spaghetti to a creamy chia seed pudding, we have five special dinner ideas that will make your father feel extra loved this Father’s Day. These highly nutritious special dinner ideas will allow your closed ones to indulge without compromising on their health.

Our recipes champion moringa, a nutritional powerhouse ingredient. The moringa plant contains over 90 nutrients, including 47 antioxidants, 25 vitamins and minerals and all nine amino acids. By adding one teaspoon of moringa powder to your Father’s Day special dinner ideas, you are adding vital nutrients to his meal for a healthier and more enjoyable weekend.

CREAMY MORINGA HOT CHOCOLATE

A Father’s Day special that is worth pouring a second time.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp moringa powder
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whipped cream
  • Mini marshmallows (optional)

Directions

In a saucepan, heat milk to scalding. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, moringa powder and whisk until smooth. Turn off the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Garnish with marshmallows. Serve hot with whipped cream.

Nutritional value: Rich in iron, magnesium, antioxidants, amino acids, calcium and vitamin B6.

YELLOW SQUASH MORINGA BREADSTICKS

A special dinner idea that is as healthy as it is tasty

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized yellow squash chopped
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup shredded yellow cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup diced fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chervil
  • 1 tsp moringa powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°. Add yellow squash to a food processor and wait until finely ground. Take another bowl, mix all cheeses together. Add the remaining seven ingredients into the cheese mix and stir well. Add the yellow squash. On a baking sheet lined with parchment, spread the mixture evenly. Bake until the edges appear golden brown (about 20-25 minutes). Cut into breadsticks. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Nutritional value: Rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants like beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin B-12, iron, dietary fiber and protein

MORINGA KALE SOUP

A show-stopping Father’s Day special you didn’t know you needed

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp moringa powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper
  • Chopped kale
  • 1 carrot
  • 2½ cup shredded cheese
  • Baguette, for serving

Directions

In a large pan, on medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and celery and cook until they become soft. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything and add moringa powder. Stir in kale and carrots and let simmer until vegetables become soft. Add cheddar and stir it well. You can use cheddar for seasoning as well. Serve this warm recipe with a baguette.

Nutritional value: High in calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, potassium, iron, riboflavin, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids and fiber

DOUBLE CHEESE MORINGA SPAGHETTI

A delicious crowd-pleasing spaghetti that requires minimal effort

Ingredients:

  • 230 gm whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp margarine, divided
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp moringa powder
  • ¾ cup Asiago grated Italian cheese, plus more for garnish
  • ¾ cup grated fresh parmesan, plus more for garnish

Directions:

Cook the pasta al dente. Drain the pasta and reserve about ⅔ cup pasta water. In a skillet, melt margarine powder and add oil followed by black pepper. Mix for a minute and add the pasta water. Add the remaining butter and toss the pasta into the mixture. Add both the moringa powder and the cheeses. Stir them well until the pasta becomes cheesy and the consistency is as desired. Serve hot.

Nutritional value: High in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids

MORINGA CHIA SEED PUDDING

A creamy, heavenly dessert topped with strawberries to make your weekend super nutritious

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 chopped strawberry
  • 1 scoop moringa powder

Direction:

Add chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon, moringa powder in a bowl and stir well. Let the mix sit for 10-15 minutes until the consistency becomes thick. Take a medium-sized bowl and create a bottom layer of half-sliced banana. Add half of the chia seed mix. Create another layer of chopped banana. Pour in the rest of the chia seed mix. Decorate the top layer with more sliced bananas and finely chopped strawberries. Enjoy this green Father’s Day special dinner idea.

Nutritional value:  High in protein, dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, iron, magnesium and healthy fats.


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