How you can lose weight with healthy food at picnic

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If you think that for losing weight is enough to eat food cooked at home, think again. Weather is getting nicer and summer is approaching. Is the perfect time to fill the picnic basket, to go outdoors and relax.

Many of the foods consumed at these events are unhealthy (potato chips, cookies, etc.). There are some kinds of delicious foods that can turn into a healthy experience. A picnic can combine the pleasure of eating outdoors with some types of physical activity.


1. Overview
2. Examples of meals that will help you lose weight
3. Healthy picnic food ideas

Examples of meals that will help you lose weight

- Appetizers – Some people prefer to eat at the picnic various types of chips dipped in various sauces and trimmings – not very healthy option. For a healthier version of tortilla chips you choose, you can prepare these by yourself, at home, in olive oil until they become hard.

For sauce or garnish, you can replace processed beans and cheese sauce full of saturated fat from the store, with guacamole, a delicious and healthy option. Guacamole is made with avocado, cilantro and lime, is light and delicious.

Avocados are an amazing source of nutrients such as vitamin E and potassium necessary for cardiovascular health.

- Garnish – In most cases, the garnish is made of potato salad, turned into a less healthy food because the amount of mayonnaise added in its composition.

When preparing potato salad, use fat-free mayonnaise to enjoy the benefits of this dish (potassium, vitamin C, fiber).

- Main dish – For main dish there are two options you can choose. You can buy some pre-cooked foods or you can prepare something that can be cooked outdoors. An excellent choice is the grilled chicken. Rather than eat chicken fried in oil, grilled chicken is more indicated, taking into account that this is rich in protein and has less calories.

Picnic food can be prepared at home being a much healthier option than to buy it from the store. For example, sandwiches are tasty and easy to prepare. Opt for a pancake in which you can wrap white meat, lettuce and tomato, rich in nutrient and pleasant to enjoy outdoors. Total calories of a pancake with wheat sandwich depending on the content could be even less than 80 calories.

- Desserts – Classic desert, watermelon is a very healthy fruit, an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants. Watermelon is full of vitamin B which produces energy so fatigue after meals will be removed.

Healthy picnic food ideas

Cucumber salad

A cool salad with seasonal vegetables, but also with avocado and cucumber dishes might be nutritious and easy to prepare.


- 2 cucumbers
- 500 g cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper.

Wash and dry cucumbers, cut in small, triangular slices. Wash tomatoes and cut in quarters. It will clean and slice avocado. It will put all into a bowl. It will pour oil, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well. Salad tastes nice if served immediately.

Fruit kebab

Fruits are nice served at any picnic. Kebab is a pleasant snack for the trip and even fun to eat on the road.

Stuffing for vegetables

You can stuff various vegetables, well assorted with boiled and mashed white beans. For this purpose you need:

- a cup of cooked beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt, skimmed
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper.

It will put beans, garlic, dill, oil and lemon juice in a blender. It will mix well until smooth. It will decorate with fresh dill and serve with various vegetables.

Corn chips with salsa

Corn chips will be served with mango salsa. To prepare salsa are required:

- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- half a red onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- a pinch of pepper.

It will combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and leave the mixture in the refrigerator at least an hour. It will serve with chips, crackers or toast.

Nutritive sandwich

For a sandwich to be a nutritional composition need to add in as many vegetables or fruits. The combination of cucumber and apple is quite tasty.

High- protein salad

Instead of a salad full of carbohydrates you can prepare a salad full of protein. Thus, potato salad and mayonnaise may be substituted by the chickpeas, carrots and currants. For this you need:

- a cup washed and drained chickpeas
- 2 cups of grated carrot
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- salt and pepper.

Mix peas, carrots and raisins in a bowl. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour mixture over chickpeas, carrots and currants. It incorporates ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate at least an hour in a sealed container before serving.

Home-made snacks

To enjoy a delicious outdoor meal, you can mix nuts, seeds and salty pretzels to avoid additives in store-bought snacks.



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