Ah, summer! The season of endless sun-filled days and star-filled nights, perfect for picnics, grill-outs and poolside parties. Dads everywhere get to enjoy their special day during this season of oh-so-tasty Farmer’s Market freshness. To help you plan your perfect Father’s Day Party, here’s a fiesta-style menu of healthy recipes, sure to keep your dad’s belly and heart happy!

Grilling and Father’s Day are as synonymous as pizza and beer, but that doesn’t have to mean relying on calorie-bomb brats or fatty bacon cheeseburgers. Wow your dad with this gorgeous Skirt Steak with fresh Chimichurri Sauce from Bon Appetit’s Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport.

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And tantalize his taste buds {minus a hangover} with these Chicken Tequila Burgers (via Annie’s Eats).
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Flavor-packed sides can also be nutrient-rich when they utilize simple, fresh ingredients. These Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins, via The Scrumptious Pumpkin, provide the pleasure of a familiar favorite minus the guilt. 

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And this Mexican Pasta Salad, from Foodtastic Mom, utilizes dry-toasted garlic cloves, fresh avocado, cilantro and lime to pack the fat-free Greek yogurt based dressing with a serious flavor punch.

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Nothing says summer celebration like a fresh, frozen dessert. This 5-star rated Bittersweet Chocolate Cherry Sorbet with Fresh Cherry Compote, at Cooking Light, is a stellar ending to any meal.
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And of course this fatherly fiesta wouldn’t be complete without an icy beverage to toast your dad’s awesomeness. This Skinny Watermelon Sangria, from our own archives at Skinny Mom, is the perfect lower-calorie libation to keep the mood festive and fun at your Father’s Day celebration!
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