A Frugal Father's Day

A Frugal Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just only days away, I think this post will be well received by anyone looking to celebrate and appreciating their dads without spending a lot of money.


I’m a firm believer in the best things in life are free, luckily so is my husband. We tend to do things that don’t cost a lot of money, or to be honest do things that are free. We aim to spend time as a family instead of going out to purchase gifts. But of course some dads prefer the gifts too! What ever you decided just remember this day is all about dad keeping in mind not to spend money on gifts you can’t afford.

I could write about frugal things such as wash the car, clean the yard, or help take out the garbage but you can find that in every other post written online about frugal ideas to do on Father’s Day. I’m going to share with you a special recipe I came across the other day on my Facebook news feed. It was perfect, healthy but a treat. In our home we celebrate these special days with dessert for breakfast so I thought this recipe was appropriate. However for the not so health conscious folks check out our Father’s Day brunch last year. 

keane2befitwafflesHealthy Chocolate Banana Nut Waffles!

Recipe by: The Keanes of Kean2befit.com

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes


  • 2 Mashed bananas
  • 8 Egg whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Scoops Protein powder (this is optional)
  • 3/4 Cups Quinoa flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2/3 Cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut flour
  • 1/3 Cup Finley chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp Melted coconut oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron and brush with melted coconut oil.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Pour batter into center of iron and as per iron directions. Repeat until batter is used up.
  4. Complete these waffles by topping them with sliced bananas, pecans and organic maple syrup.

What will you be doing for Father’s Day? Will you be making breakfast for you dad too?

Photo Credit: Keane2befit.com


Lina Zussino

Lina Zussino, is a co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. GroceryAlerts.ca encourages real whole foods cooking while helping Canadians save money with grocery deals and coupons.


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