Father's Day is celebrated all around the globe at different times of the year. Here in Australia, Father's Day began around 1935 through the efforts of individuals that wanted to celebrate this day and strangely enough it was a newspaper article from The Newcastle Sun, published in 1936 that seemingly confirmed Australia was to formally recognise Father's Day as an event we celebrate and was to be held on the first Sunday in September.
Giving a gift is a part of the Father's Day tradition, but that gift can come in many forms. That gift doesn’t have to be expensive, it just needs to be special. There are ways you can celebrate in a sustainable way by planning sustainable activities that can form fun and pleasant memories for your father.
If you were thinking about how you can celebrate this Father's Day sustainably without compromising on all the fun, then keep on reading.
What does it mean by sustainable foods and gifts for dad?
Before we list down what sustainable foods and activities you can plan for this Father's Day, let’s look at what is meant by sustainable foods, activities, and gifts for dad.
Planning sustainable foods and activities for your father simply means you are enjoying experiences that do not contribute to the depletion of our natural resources. This means, you are not only doing something thoughtful for your father but also looking out for the environment. Now let’s look at a few…
Sustainable Father's Day activities and food ideas
Here are some of our favourite sustainable Father's Day activities and food ideas that you can easily prepare for your dad:
- Make a special tea blend for your dad:
Who doesn’t love to wake up to a new tea blend. Here are some combinations you can try:
Green tea sencha & peppermint blend: You can make a refreshing tea blend by combining green tea & peppermint for your dad. Not only does this blend taste great, it is packed with healthy ageing antioxidants.
Licorice root and juniper berries blend: This tea blend will certainly give your Dad that ‘wow’ moment. For some extra fun throw in some fennel seed and anise. Great for soothing an upset tummy or supporting a strong immune system.
- Prepare a meal with the help of mum:
Surprise your Dad this Father's Day with a delicious home-cooked meal. Get Mum or another family member on board to help you make the meal. Cooking is a great excuse to get some quality time in with family.
Here’s an idea! Make some fresh sourdough bread, it will go well with Dad’s new tea blend. Follow this link to make the perfect sourdough recipe.
- Plan to explore nature with your Dad:
If your Dad loves the outdoors, you can plan a trip to a nearby nature reserve or park this Father's Day. Plan a light walk, followed by a picnic. Your day of exploration is also going to need snacks, here’s a few simple ideas you can grab from Gram.
Bliss balls: Preparing bliss balls is easy all you need is rolled oats, peanut butter, maple syrup. Combine in a blender, roll into balls and then coat with some dessicated coconut.
Dried fruits: Grab some dried mango, pineapple, pear and figs.
Dukka: Take some of that fresh sourdough along with a little jar of olive oil and dukka mix.
Now all there is left to do is to explore nature and enjoy some delicious food with Dad. Visit Gram Sustainable at 348-350 Brunswick St, Fitzroy to pick up your ingredients.