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Healthy Picnics To Make The Most of Summer

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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It's been a glorious, amazing summer where I live (which we were due for, after a historically bad winter). We've been spending every minute we can outside enjoying it. One of my favorite ways to do that is to pack lunch or dinner and head for the zoo, the pool or the park so we can maximize our fun time. It's easy enough to grab some sandwiches and drinks at the grocery store, but we're living a healthier lifestyle these days. Here are some ideas for delicious and yet healthy summer dishes that are portable and picnic-friendly.

Raw veggies with hummus, light ranch or bean dip;

Fresh fruit instead of sweets...my kids and I can eat cherries like they are candy, so why not have them instead of candy?;

Pasta or whole-grain salads flavored with herbs and vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise, grilled vegetables, and a small amount of a flavorful cheese like feta, goat or milky fresh mozzarella;

Turkey and cheese rollups or wraps instead of bready sandwiches...the bonus is these are easier to transport!

What are your favorite healthy picnic treats?

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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 27, 2014 at 6:52 AM

we do fruit, wraps, chips.  Deviled eggs are a fave, and cheese.

batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 27, 2014 at 7:33 AM
Wraps
Fruit
Vegetables and hummus
Cheese and pita chips
goddess99
by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Watermelon!

virginiamama71
by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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 ^^^^^

everything listed above. :-)

johnny4ever
by Tracy on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Wraps..Frozen Grapes!

Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Fruit!
copperswifey
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

watermelon and red grapes :)

sukainah
by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Fruit...yummy!

aneela
by Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

we do meat and cheese sandwiches, lots of fruit, water (freeze overnight so it's nice and cold)

LaniBee
by Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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Watermelon, Red Grapes, Cherries; Sliced Cucumbers; Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

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