Healthy Picnic Foods

by admin on June 2, 2013

Yesterday I talked about making a menu plan before going to a picnic. Today we’ll look at some healthy picnic foods so you have ideas to choose from as you build your menu.If you are serious about losing weight, it’s important to be consistent with your diet. The problem is that socially many events seem to focus around food and a picnic is one such occasion. I’m not going to talk about all those bad things we shouldn’t eat, because there is no sense planting those seeds for future cravings. Instead, let’s take a look at some healthy picnic foods to expand your options for what to bring.Instead of grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, try a grilled Portobello mushroom on a whole grain bun. Along with that toss some red peppers, summer squash and onions in olive oil and cooking sherry marinade and grill along with your mushroom burger. You can build a really tasty sandwich with these ingredients. If you’re not ready to go as far as having a mushroom instead of meat, switch your burger out for grilled chicken. Less fat and calories and delicious.For sides, take advantage of seasonal fresh produce. Make a broccoli salad with light poppy seed dressing, or go with basics like sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes or celery stuffed with a little peanut butter or low fat cheese. These can also serve as healthy snacks when everyone else is sitting around munching on chips. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be healthy.For desert enjoy a fruit salad, or any chilled fruit like grapes, peaches, plums, or fresh melon. Take advantage of them while in season.Truthfully, the options for healthy picnic foods are endless. We just have to train our brains to go in that direction. Once we accomplish that, our mouths and stomachs will follow.

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