Men's Nutrition - Keep Dad Healthy and Happy this Father's Day!

Father’s Day is here and and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious family dinner! Many people are very lucky to have their fathers in their lives. As children, we look up to them like they are our protectors and heroes. Our imaginations run wild and we grow up seeing them as our knights in shining armor. We’ll never truly realize how hard they work and the amount of sacrifices they make to be there for us. As this special day comes once a year, we should take this opportunity to thank and express how much we appreciate our dads.

Many fathers, as most parents do, find it incredibly challenging to plan out meals that are both healthy and convenient with their busy schedules. If there’s one gift we can provide this Father’s Day, it’s some advice. It doesn’t have to be rocket science, Dad. Put the burger flipper down and grab your pasta strainer. Chickapea Pasta is filled with all of what a dad needs to eat a delicious healthy meal, with only 2 ingredients and 27 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber, even the hungriest of men will be satisfied.

According to the Canadian Government’s Eat Right Ontario campaign, experts believe that as the body ages, our metabolisms work at a slower pace. Meaning the important nutrients that keep us energetic and able to fight illnesses and diseases, are not as easily received as they once were. Dads are particularly at risk due to the male body’s unique biological needs. Many health experts always mention protein as a factor, and while that is true, there is much more to it.

As the metabolism slows down, nutrients such as iron, B vitamins and calcium become harder to absorb. Another important part of men’s nutrition is fiber intake. These elements help the body retain muscle mass, a healthy digestive track, high energy levels and overall promote positive health.

Despite this, while the body starts requiring more nutrients, as men get older they tend to eat less. This can become an issue if the body isn’t getting what it needs. Research done by Prostate Cancer Canada, concluded that men who eat low-fiber and high-saturated fat foods are at a higher risk of developing cancer. Many reach for red meats and grilled chicken for a good source of iron or protein but legumes are an essential food category that can help as well. Chickpeas, beans, lentils and many more are filled with fiber, iron, vitamins and antioxidants. Hence, Chickapea Pasta is the perfect healthy comfort food for any man at any age! Why wait?

Healthy eating can also be delicious when using creativity and smart ingredients! Earth to Kids lives by these standards and that is why Chickapea Pasta is so good for you. In addition to the high protein and high fiber and a pack of great nutrients for your gut, we have created this sweet and savory Grilled Peaches and Vegetable Pesto Pasta to help get Dad to try new things.

This father’s day, treat your dad at your family get-to-gether to this delicious and healthy recipe and show him how much he and his health, mean to you.

Happy Father’s Day!

From the Chickapea Family!