1. First here’s what you need to prepare for your picnic:- A cooler to store and carry your food- A beverage container: thermos- Disposable cups
2. Now pack these healthy options:
Peanut butter sandwiches Whole wheat bread and a spread of peanut butter for some lean protein sandwiches making it a satisfying lunch bite with friends.
Salad in a cup The perfect outdoor packaging for your veggies! Pack your salad in a disposable cup with a lid and place it in the cooler. Add some quinoa, chickpeas or lentils to your greens to turn your salad into a light meal! Recommended dressing: Lemon and vinegar (no fuss)
Fruit Kebabs Forget about peeling, slicing, and dicing! Prepare your fruits ahead of time as kebabs and your all set to enjoy the day.
Pretzels, plain crackers, and raw nut mix
An easy and light mix to snack on instead of roasted nuts and chips.Another great snacking option: Veggie slices in a cup!Caprese Skewers Are you a cheese lover? Try these out: Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil
Home-made granola bars We can’t forget our sweet treat! Homemade granola bars are great healthy options that satisfy your sweet tooth and great to re-energize during your hike! Try this mix of ingredients: oats, flaxseed, sesame seeds, coconut butter, dried fruits, and raw nuts. Homemade ice tea pitcher
A refreshing low calorie drink: Mix in a thermos: tea, lemon slices, mint leaves and fruit slices
3. Picnic safely:
Enjoy picnic foods safely and avoid any food poisoning by keeping these foods stored in a cooler. Don’t leave any food out more than 2 hours or even 1 hour during hot weather.
The Vacation Diet