It’s summer! And with summer comes the urge for al fresco dining featuring all sorts of Instagram-worthy delights. When it comes to picnicking, healthy recipes might not always be at the top of your list. From charming charcuterie boards to sinful sweets, there are so many yummy options, that aren’t necessarily the healthiest options. But have no fear, the good stuff is out there! Before you reach for the fried chicken or start building a donut wall, consider these delicious, better-for-you recipes:
Melon Caprese Skewers – These colourful treats combine sweet and savoury in a blast of fresh flavours. Add these refreshing favourites to a picnic basket near you!
Cherry Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad – Lovely to look at and even more lovely to eat, this summer salad is bursting with flavours and textures. This colourful quinoa salad puts everyday coleslaws and potato salads to shame.
Edamame Hummus – Hummus is always a healthy and great-tasting picnic option, but this one comes with an edamame twist that is sure to be the talk of the picnic set this season!
Taco Salad in a Jar – Up your outdoor-eating game with these fun, individual taco salad healthy recipes. The convenient, easy-to-transport mason jars keep baskets tidy and meals interesting.
Chile-Lime Watermelon Wedges – Improve on watermelon? It can’t be done! Or can it? This quick-and-easy summer treat revs up regular watermelon with a spicy, sweet, and tangy kick you won’t be able to get enough of.
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies – When does a veggie double as a decadent dessert? When you whip up a batch of these yummy chocolate chip cookies for your next picnic! Sure, it’s only a half-cup of zucchini per dozen cookies, but that’s better than no zucchini, right?
Sugar-free Lemonade – What would summer be without a glass or two of tart, ice-cold lemonade? If you love lemonade, but hate all the added sugars, lighten up your own version with this recipe that calls for stevia.
Of course, you can always treat yourself to something rich and wonderful, too (we’re looking at you apple pie and ice cream)! But to keep feeling your best this summer, these healthy recipes for picnic goodies are a smart way to pack your basket with good tasting, good-for-you fare on a regular basis. Happy picnicking!