Pack a Healthy Picnic!

Pack a Healthy Picnic!

Picnic food is fun to munch on, but it always seems that your favorite dishes are laden with mayonnaise or dripping with grease. It is possible, however, to put together a healthy picnic lunch. Here are our 16 favorites dishes to brighten up any summer day!

Low-Calorie KFC Cole Slaw: Just like you'd get at your favorite fried chicken joint, but with less calories and the same great taste.

Golden Potato Salad
: Adding sweet potatoes to this yummy potato salad makes for an interesting and distinct side dish.

Low Sodium Egg Salad: This egg salad has enough zip to make up for the missing salt.

Mediterranean Asparagus and Bean Salad: Give this a try for a quick side dish with your dinner or a healthy salad for lunch the next day.

Tropical Zest Fruit Salad
: This fruit salad is refreshing as a light lunch or dinner on a hot summer day. This recipe is also a tasty side dish.

Picnic Rice Salad: You can take this rice with you when you go on a picnic because this recipe calls for a balsamic vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise.

Main Courses
Mango Chicken Salad: You can use leftover chicken or turkey in this fruity salad to make it a hearty summer meal.

Ceviche Roll-Ups: These are healthy, fresh and simple no-cook sandwiches. Perfect for hot summer days.

Low-Fat Turkey Wrap: This is very quick to make. There is no cooking required because you are using leftover turkey.

Tangy Chicken Salad: This chicken salad recipe gets its “tangy” title from the apples, mandarin oranges, and Catalina French dressing.  Use reduced-fat French as a healthier option.

Green Salad with Avocado, Apples, and Baked Tofu: This salad is substantial enough to be a main course and it's perfect for vegetarians.

Tuscan Tuna and Grilled Vegetable Wraps: These gourmet wraps are full of flavor and they're healthy, too! The high protein tuna and low-carb tortillas make this a perfect meal, on or off the diet.


Strawberry Sour Cream Bread: This moist, berry bread seems perfectly appropriate for a summer picnic.

Orange Rhubarb Muffins: The combination of orange and rhubarb makes for a healthy and delicious muffin!

Trail Blazer Wraps: This non-perishable wrap is easy to stick in a backpack for an outdoor.

Cinnamon-Apple Granola: Take your classic granola and infuse it with some apple-cinnamon flavor. You won't regret it!


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