20 Low-Carb (and Gluten-Free) Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day
I’m sharing 20 Low-Carb (and Gluten-Free) Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day, because it’s time to start thinking about the Father’s Day menu! Use recipe round-ups to find more low-carb recipe round-ups like this one.
It’s time to start thinking about Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day, but first I want to talk just a little bit about my dad. This time of year is so full of mixed emotions for me. When I was a kid, I took for granted having the world’s greatest dad. Then I got older and realized some people have dads who abandon their kids, are abusive, or don’t set a good example, and I became even more thankful about the way I’d hit the jackpot in the parents department. (My mother who died in 1998 was also an amazing person.) Now I’m in a different phase of my life, and every year on Father’s Day I know I’ll be thinking about how much I miss my Dad.
For many years I always had a big extended family barbecue the night before Father’s Day, something Dad enjoyed even when it got hard for him to leave the assisted living center where he spent the last few years of his life. The menu varied every year, but there was never any doubt it would always include Shrimp and Macaroni Salad! That was my dad’s very favorite party food, and something I always enjoyed making for him. And for our Father’s Day barbecue of course we always had something delicious cooked on the grill!
If you’re lucky enough to be spending Father’s Day with your father or another special dad in your life, I hope one of these 20 Low-Carb (and Gluten-Free) Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day will be perfect for your menu. And even if healthy eating isn’t something your dad is focused on, all these dad-friendly grilling recipes are so tasty that no one will even think about them being gluten-free or low in carbs! And Happy Father’s Day in advance to all the dads who read my blog!
I’m pretty sure that most dads could get into these Low-Carb Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs!
Any dad who likes salmon will love this Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze.
Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers with Mushrooms and Sweet Onions are great for vegetarian dads, or serve as a side dish!
I bet most dad would like this Cuban Flank Steak, something I’ve made many times.
Basil-loving dads will love these Ultra Easy Pesto Lemon Chicken Kabobs.
Very Greek Grilled Chicken has been a huge hit on the blog, and any dad who likes Greek flavors will like this chicken.
One of my Lake Powell clients once called these The World’s Best Pork Chops, and any dad who eats pork will enjoy this recipe!
Low-Carb Steak and Mushroom Kabobs are definitely a dad-friendly dish!
I just updated the photos for these Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme, and any dad who likes lamb would love this for a special meal!
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar is definitely a crowd-pleaser! I bet most dads would like this!
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce will probably be a hit with dad!
Another option for pork chops is these tasty Low-Carb Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops. I bet most any dad would like these!
Dads who like it spicy might love these Sriracha-Glazed Chicken Kabobs.
These Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs are another recipe most dads would love.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Za’atar will appeal to dads who like dark meat chicken.
I think any beef-loving Dad would be happy with this Marinated Flank Steak for Father’s Day.
You can offer a variety of meats with this Savory Low-Carb Marinade for Grilled Chicken, Pork, or Beef.
If your dad likes sausage, maybe he’d enjoy the World’s Easiest Kabobs with Grilled Zucchini and Sausage. (If you’re camping for Father’s Day, this recipe is a great one to cook outdoors in the wild.)
Another option for red-meat-loving dads is this Grilled Tri-Tip marinated with Carol’s Completely Fabulous Steak Marinade.
And finally, Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms are a side dish I made many times for my own dad and something that any dad who likes mushrooms is going to love.
So those are my picks for Low-Carb Dad-Friendly Grilling Ideas for Father’s Day! What’s on the Father’s Day menu at your house?