20 Great Low Carb Recipes for Father’s Day


Low Carb Brie and Caramelized Onion Stuffed BurgerFather’s Day is Sunday and if you are at all like me, you haven’t planned a darn thing.  You may have purchased a present online a little late in the game and it hasn’t arrived yet.  You’ll probably grab your kids and head out on Saturday to grab a few small items for them to give the man in your life, and you’ll have them make homemade cards, because what says I Love You, Daddy more than a piece of construction paper with crayon drawings?  And now you’re wracking your brain, trying to come up with a yummy low carb, gluten free meal to feed your man.

I wouldn’t say that the majority of the recipes on this blog are manly.  But I scoured my archives to find a few “man-food” items, or at least Father’s Day appropriate items.  So whether you are going to make him breakfast in bed, a nice dinner or ply him with alcohol and some nice dessert, I’ve got you covered. All delicious, all highly recommended and all appropriate for a low carb diet!

Breakfast or Brunch:  

Zucchini Parmesan Frittata

Real men might not eat quiche, but they should eat this quick and delicious Zucchini Parmesan Frittata

Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake @dreamaboutfood

Looks like coffeecake, tastes like a cinnamon roll.  It’s Cinnamon Roll Coffeecake!

Low Carb Skillet Bread

This Cheesy Skillet Bread is one of the most popular recipes on my blog, beloved by men, women and children alike!

Low Carb Walnut Flax Pancakes

Make your lumberjack a stack of these heart-healthy Walnut Flax Pancakes.

Low Carb Spicy Candied Bacon

Spicy Candied Bacon.  ‘Nuff said.



 Low Carb Brie and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Burger

Brie and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Burgers.  ‘Nuff said.

Low Carb Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken

Spicy, tangy and cooked over an open flame.  Definitely man-food.  Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken.

Low Carb Chicken Tagine

If your grill isn’t working, or it’s raining, or if your man just likes exotic flavours,

try this Chicken Tagine with Raisins and Pistachios.

Low Carb Panini Bread

The ultimate low carb grilled cheese!  Brie, Ham and Green Apple Panini.

Low Carb Sour Cream And Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower @dreamaboutfood

He loves mashed potatoes and mourns the fact that he can’t have them on a low carb diet.

Trust me, this Sour Cream and Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower will have him singing a different tune!


Cocktail Party:

Low Carb Basil Lemonade Recipe

Spiked Basil Lemonade for a hot Father’s Day afternoon.

Sugar Free Mojitos #lowcarb

A refreshing Sugar-Free Mojito.

Rosemary Grapefruit Martini

For the dad with a slightly more refined palate, try a Rosemary Grapefruit Martini.

Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Cocktail Nuts

Seriously addictive and great with beer or a cocktail.  Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Cocktail Nuts.

Low carb Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes.  Hey, they’re fried, that must mean they’re man-food.

Plus I couldn’t come up with any more manly cocktails!



Chocolate Bundt Cake with Stout Caramel Sauce

Beer in caramel sauce.  ‘Nuff said.

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake with Stout Caramel Sauce.

Peanut Butter Cream Filled Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

All cupcakes should be filled with Peanut Butter Cream!  Peanut Butter Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars

Yes, another peanut butter dessert.  What can I say, my man loves peanut butter!

Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars.

Low Carb Coconut Cake @dreamaboutfood

For the man who doesn’t like chocolate.  Gasp!  What???  Apparently they do exist.

Three Layer Coconut Cake.

Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream 5

If it’s really hot and you want to cool off with a summery ice cream, this

Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream will do the trick.

Happy Low Carb Father’s Day!!!



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  1. Loretta says

    Hi there, how do you suppose it would go if I used Vanilla whey protein instead of unflavored? That’s all I have right now. :-)

  2. Loretta says

    Sorry for the cinnamon rolls I was asking about the vanilla whey protein powder vs the unflavored. Thanks again!

    • Stephanie says

      I’ve used Vanilla protein powder in this and it works fine! Since it calls for vanilla extract anyway, the flavors won’t be competing. On another note about this recipe … the first time I made it I thought I had way too much Cinnamon Filling, and didn’t use it all. It was a mistake not to trust Carolyn! :) This recipe is divine – as is!!

    • Carolyn says

      It will probably have a stronger vanilla flavour so skip the extra vanilla extract. Otherwise, it should be quite good still.

      • Loretta says

        Thank you. My Dad is diabetic and eats terrible, so I thought this might be something he would like!

  3. says

    Oh, how I wish you were my personal chef!!! But since I have to cook myself, first up are those cocktail nuts! My dance mom friends put together a Craft Brewery Tour for the Prop Dads tomorrow. I”ve been looking for something fun to send along on the bus, the nuts fit the bill!! Thanks Carolyn! Happy weekend.

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