By Heather Topham Wood
Eliminate the Bad Picnic Foods
When you're trying to pick healthy foods for a picnic, you need to first get rid of items that are unhealthy. Many picnic foods have high fat and sugar contents, which make them dangerous for people trying to eat better. To start, don't bring anything containing mayonnaise. Even low-fat versions of mayonnaise contain a lot of fat so skip the potato, tuna or egg salads. Other picnic foods with a high-fat content include hamburgers, fried chicken, ribs and hot dogs. You'll also want to eliminate foods containing a lot of sugar, like soda, cakes, cookies and brownies.
Celebrate the Growing Season
To serve healthy foods for a picnic, you should base your selections around nature's bounty. Go to the farmer's market or grocery store and pick up a large selection of fresh fruits. Delicious summer fruits include watermelon, blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, mango and pineapple. Cut up the fruit and mix itRead More »from Enjoy Picnics Without the Extra Calories