Going for a picnic this Saturday as part of your Take your Kid to the Park Day. No problem. Keep it simple and work with a lot of the foods you already have in the fridge.
A balanced picnic lunch includes:
1. A colorful salad is always great for a picnic. (vegetables)
Use lettuce or cabbage as your base and mix in other colorful veggies that you have in your fridge. You can even try adding some fruit like tangerine slices or strawberries or apple chunks to your salad. Keep dressing lite and simple. If you want some sweetness, try adding a little agave to your olive, avocado or hemp oil with a twist of lemon. I love a simple salad with avocado oil and squeezed lemon juice. Add some salt and pepper to taste and you are set.
you can prepare this the night before!
If your children want some potato chips with their sandwich, try baked version for less fat.
Don't forget the water. Just plain water or water with some fresh cucumbers, sliced lemon or oranges are perfect for hot days and healthy too!
Nourish Thought for the Day:
A healthy picnic includes food safety. Keep your lunch cool with ice packs and discard leftovers that have been sitting out for over 2 hours.