Warmer weather means the start of picnic season. For some reason, food just tastes better outside! Unfortunately, a lot of go-to picnic foods aren’t necessarily the healthiest choices. However, with a few easy changes and a couple new recipe ideas, you can enjoy a picnic without straying from your healthy eating goals. With these nutritious picnic foods we’ve rounded up, it’s easy to make healthy choices while lounging in the park, at the beach, or alongside the bike path. What are you waiting for? Get outside and celebrate National Picnic Day!
These bite-sized portable wraps are as beautiful as they are delicious! The rainbow of veggies packs a vitamin-filled punch, while the chicken adds the protein you need to fuel your after-picnic fun.
This salad is made in a mason jar for convenient picnic packing. The layering technique makes for a beautiful presentation, and also keeps your salad from getting soggy. When you’re ready to eat just shake it up, no bowl required!
This potato salad recipe cuts out the heavy mayo and uses a light vinaigrette instead. The result is a summery side dish that hits the spot without weighing you down.
Chickpeas are a great source of protein. This spicy salad can be made the night before, so you can spend less time prepping and more time enjoying the outdoors.
Lemon veggie couscous screams spring. This tasty side dish is packed with fiber, so you’ll feel full but not sluggish. Even better, this recipe requires less than half an hour in the kitchen!
Get creative with this recipe! There are endless possible variations to create. Add your favorite fruits and experiment with different dips. Fruit is a healthy dessert option that satisfies your sugar cravings without a lot of unnecessary calories.