Today we celebrate Father’s Day! Here’s to all the dads who strive every day to provide for their families, regardless if they are stay-at-home dads or work. We recognize how hard it is to be a parent: juggling work, children, and a healthy lifestyle.
Father’s Day is particularly special for Lifeway because of our humble beginnings 30 years ago. Back in 1986, Michael Smolyansky began making kefir in his basement. Though the cultured dairy drink was famous back in Russia, it wasn’t available in the US and Michael knew he wanted to change that. With lots of help from Ludmila Smolyansky, our co-founder and the mother of Lifeway, the Smolyansky family took the company public just two years later and now Lifeway is the largest manufacturer of kefir in the US.
Celebrate today by creating new memories and honoring your relationship with your father. Here are some awesome ways to do that:
Fire Up The Grill!
Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the summer weather and take your grill out of hibernation. Start the meal off with our Zesty Cilantro Lime Kefir Dressed Salad. Then serve up Seamus Mullen’s Grilled Chicken Skewers with Kefir Cucumber Raita, a light, flavorful summer dish that’s both easy and super versatile! You can always sub out any of the veggies or use tofu or shrimp instead of chicken. Finish off your Father’s Day meal with our healthy, refreshing Strawberry Probiotic Nice cream! Check out our other dessert recipes for dads with a craving for chocolate.
Father’s Day Activities!
Get outside to bond! Head to your local beach to build sand castles, kayak, or splash in the waves together. If your dad is into art or science, take him to a museum or gallery. At night, set up a telescope and star gaze in your backyard. You can relax by a bonfire and roast some s’mores and listen to stories of his childhood and some of his favorite dad jokes.
Happy Father’s Day!