Get outside! Get moving! Go fly a kite! Go climb a mountain! Spring is here and summer is just around the corner–there is no better time to be active with your friends and family. Of course, living a healthy lifestyle means making nutritious choices to fuel your body on the go. Here’s a selection of recipes that are great for packing a picnic.
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Muffins are a handy (pun-intended) option for eating on the go. Options from the bakery are often sugar-packed and lacking in nutrients that will prevent a serious sugar crash. These beauties are full of flavor, and with added wheat germ, they’ll take you a little further in your day of adventuring.
A chicken wrap is a classic dish to bring along on a picnic or a packed lunch. The red pepper in this one adds flavor, texture, and vegetables all in one go. If you’re short on time, jarred roasted red peppers will work.
Mindfulness is a great tool for balancing a busy life with strong nutrition habits. Of course, taking the time to be mindful in the wide variety of situations we all face on a daily basis can seem like an impossible goal. Dietitians Kit Broihier and Allison Stowell got together to talk through some of the challenges and solutions for making mindful eating a habitual practice with some simple tricks and planning techniques. Listen to their advice below!
Salads tend to get a bit weird when they sit too long–greens get soggy, grains soak up too much dressing…not always a great (or filling) option when you’re out hiking or beach-combing or running around between meetings. This quinoa salad, however, is different. It works cold or at room temp and you’ll find the flavors mix together just a bit better for sitting in the fridge for a bit. Stuffed with chickpeas and veggies, you’ll find it filling and energizing for whatever challenges your day holds.
How are you asking food to nourish you? Are you eating to fill space or to fight boredom? Kit Broihier and Allison Stowell offer advice on how to think about your eating choices to make sure you’re eating for the right reasons.
Wraps are the absolute perfect choice for picnic on the go. Make a batch, roll individual portions in tinfoil and toss them in the zip-top wrap bag for easy transportation, then use the bag to collect any meal trash to make sure you leave no mark on your hike. The vegetarian fillings in this wrap make it a solid choice for food safety: no fridge, no problem.