The weather's warming up, which means we're all itching to hit the park and picnic our afternoons away. Switch up your picnic fare with these healthy foods that are both delicious and easy to pack up.
This flavorful Mediterranean salad is loaded with vegetables, fiber and protein from the quinoa. Try this recipe. Add in grilled chicken breast for more protein.
Whether it's homemade or store bought, this is a protein packed dip with tons of color and vitamin C. Enjoy it with pita or vegetables.
Make fruit more easy to eat when outdoors by cutting it up and putting it on skewers. Any combination of fruits will work.
Switch up your regular salsa by making this sweet and spicy salsa made with mangoes, red onion, tomatoes, lime juice, salt & pepper. Try our recipe here.
Made from Medjool dates and almonds, these sweet little bite sized snacks are the perfect energy boosting dessert. Check out our 12 packs of Original, Almond Joy or PB&J Date Bites here.
FRUIT INFUSED SPARKLING WATER
Skip the sugary lemonade and soda by filling up large bottles with your choice of fruit and sparkling water.
One of the easiest snacks to make, these have major crunch factor and are easy to pack. Just drain and dry off a can or two of chickpeas, toss them with a little olive oil and salt & pepper, and roast at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.
DIJON GREENS & POTATO SALAD
Most potato salads are mayonnaise based. This version with peppery arugula, green beans and fingerling potatoes uses Dijon mustard and olive oil for a fresh twist. Get the recipe here.
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