7 healthy dude foods
From broccoli to burgers, here are our favourite recipes for the hungry, healthy man
Meals for men
If you or the man in your life is a meat and potatoes guy, well, that’s okay! In fact, low-fat meats can be a healthy source of protein and iron, and potatoes are rich in potassium, which can help to lower hypertension. Check out these seven essential recipes that use the best foods for men, or men will simply love.
Broccoli, Cauliflower and Leek Soup
Boost your intake of cancer-fighting vegetables with this tasty tomato-based broccoli and cauliflower soup. Research shows that cruciferous veggies especially reduce the risk of bladder cancer, the fifth most common cancer for men.
Get the Recipe: Broccoli, Cauliflower and Leek Soup
Spaghetti Carbonara with Roasted Tomato Salad
This version of the all-time favourite spaghetti carbonara makes use of low-fat dairy products and dry-cured ham instead of bacon to make a healthier dish, without sacrificing any delicious flavour. A side of roasted tomato salad lends a dose of lycopene, which can dramatically lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Get the recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara with Roasted Tomato Salad
Roasted Beet & Beef Salad with Mustard Dressing
The texture and flavour of Gorganzola marries nicely with disease-fighting, roasted beets. With a generous portion of roast beef, this robust salad is sure to satisfy any man’s appetite.
Get the recipe: Roasted Beet & Beef Salad with Mustard Dressing
Avocado, Edamame and Radish Salad
Crisp, clean and versatile, this salad makes a great lunch or perfect on the side of grilled meat or fish. Hearty avocado chunks lend a creamy texture and smooth, savoury flavour, and edamame is a good source of isoflavones, which help prevent prostate growth.
Get the recipe: Avocado, Edamame and Radish Salad
Mashed Potatoes with Chorizo
Serve up meat with these potatoes. A potassium-rich diet, with foods like taters, can help to control hypertension. This recipe is one yummy alternative to the very healthy baked potato. Buying cured chorizo saves you cooking time and adds a smoky flavour to the smashed potatoes.
Get the recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Chorizo
Rustic Walnut Rapini Pasta
This hearty, flavourful dish is perfect for a crisp fall day. This isn’t a light primavera or clean marinara; this dish packs a punch with a nice portion of Italian sausage, combined with the savoury blend of garlic, onion and lemon zest. Finish this pasta off with toasted walnuts.
Get the recipe: Rustic Walnut Rapini Pasta
Beef Sliders Stuffed with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
What’s a list of “dude foods” without burgers? This recipe is sure to pack big taste with the combination of crunchy walnuts, tender beef and gooey Gorgonzola. Baby arugula provides a perfect peppery match for these mouth-watering sliders, which can be cooked on the BBQ, indoor grill or stovetop.