Summer is here, which means the sun is shining and the great outdoors is calling. Few things have the same summer feel as a picnic with friends and family, but if you’re looking to stay healthy, the tempting snacks often found in a picnic basket might not be what you’re looking for.
You don’t have to miss out on summer fun to maintain your healthy lifestyle. We’ve rounded up some of our most picnic-worthy recipes to help you plan a perfect outing.
Naturally sweetened lemonade
An ice-cold, sweet drink is a refreshing start to any picnic, but the granulated sugar frequently used in lemonade can negate the drink’s other health benefits. Fortunately, natural sweeteners are a great alternative!
Thai quinoa salad is a bright and bold dish that pairs perfectly with a sunny day. It’s full of nutrient-rich veggies and fiber-packed grains that can give you plenty of energy for your post-picnic activities.
It wouldn’t be a Texas picnic without iced tea! Like lemonade, sugar can reduce the drink’s natural benefits. Adding natural sweeteners and fruit flavors to your iced tea can add flavor and maximize health benefits.
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