Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Father’s Day Recipes

candida diet, sugarfree, vegan recipes for Father's Day

I was that kid in high school and university that everyone hated because I always got my essays done early. While my friends were pulling all-nighters on the weekend before a due date, I was out partying and whooping it up (though, as it turned out, in the company of strangers–since my friends were home pulling those all-nighters.)

These days, I can’t boast quite the same exemplary record when it comes to getting tasks completed early. Sure, I meet my deadlines (you can wipe that sweat from your brown, dear editor of mine!), but I never do manage to get things done with quite the same comfortable buffer I used to have. Which means the execution of plans isn’t quite so laid-back as it used to be.**

For example: as I write this, it’s mere hours away from Father’s Day, and I still haven’t concocted my special meal for the HH.

Just in case some of you might find yourselves in the same boat, I decided to post this list of yummy Dad-friendly recipes for you to use. These are all free of gluten, eggs, dairy and refined sugars (though some might require minute adjustments to render them anti candida diet-friendly–subbing apple cider vinegar for the exisiting vinegar in the recipe, for example). Plus, they all allow Dad to sit back and relax while someone else does the cooking.

To all of you celebrating–Happy Father’s Day!

vegan, sugarfree candida diet quinoa tabbouleh salad

Appetizers/Salads

Vegan Dilly Pesto Potato Salad from Glue and Glitter

Guacamole from Fried Dandelions

Vegan Moroccan Carrot Dip from The Blender Girl

Smoky Cauliflower Popcorn from Kim’s Welcoming Kitchen

Middle Eastern Bean Salad from Veggies Save the Day (use apple cider vinegar)

Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad from The Blender Girl

Herbed Chickpea Oven Fries with Avocado Garlic “Aioli” from Ricki Heller

Peach and Black Bean Salsa from Cadry’s Kitchen

Super Duper Olive Spread or Dip from Go Dairy Free

Lumpia (stuffed rice paper roll appetizers) from Tess Challis

Crispy Asian-Style Cabbage Salad from Migraine Relief Recipes

Italian Style Raw Broccoli Salad from Glue and Glitter (use apple cider vinegar)

Grain-Free Roasted Herb Crackers from Healthful Pursuit

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette from Ricki Heller

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad from Veganook (use gluten-free soba)

Perfect Babaganouj from Tess Challis

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad from Veggies Save the Day (use apple cider vinegar)–pictured above

Onion and Sundried Tomato Almond Crackers from Flo & Grace

Vegan Seven Layer Salad from Go Dairy Free

Ginger and Green Apple Coleslaw from Glue and Glitter (use apple cider vinegar)

sugarfree, candida diet black bean burger recipe

Main Dishes and Sides

Chilled Raw Avocado Cucumber Soup from Go Dairy Free

Air Fried Tofu Rancheros from Healthy Slow Cooking

Spicy Black Bean Tacos from Cadry’s Kitchen

Chickpea Guacamole Tacos from Veggies Save the Day

Layered Mexican Casserole from Ricki Heller

Fiesta Quinoa Casserole from Wendy Polisi

Speedy Black Bean Burgers from Fried Dandelions (pictured above)

Lentil Walnut Apple Burgers from Plant Powered Kitchen

Vegan Scalloped Potato Bake from The Blender Girl

Reuben Burgers with all the Fixins from Ricki Heller

Pizza Tofu from Fried Dandelions (use coconut nectar or stevia)

Twice Air Fried Stuffed Potatoes (I’d use redskinned) from Healthy Slow Cooking

Lemon Rosemary Grilled Tofu from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen (use wheat-free tamari or Braggs)

Slow Cooker Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling from Health Slow Cooking

Desserts

vegan blueberry pie bars recipe on rickiheller.com

Stellar Strawberry Ice Cream from Ricki Heller

Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream from All Day I Dream About Food (I’d use xylitol)

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream from Ricki Heller

Chocolate Covered Fudgsicles from Ricki Heller

Flourless Sugarless Blondies from Shiny Happy Food

Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars from Ricki Heller (pictured above)

Chai Ice Cream from Ricki Heller

Chocolate Avocado Truffles from Petite Allergy Treats (I’d use xylitol–whir in coffee grinder)

Date-Free Date Squares from Ricki Heller

Sugarfree Homemade Protein Bars from Whole New Mom

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ricki Heller

Bonus:

Father’s Day Message from Elsie and Chaser (no recipe, but–CUTE DOGS!)


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