You know what the best weekend activity is? Picnics. You can never go wrong with a relaxing stroll at the park or the beach, and then laying that blanket down for a sumptuous picnic feast.
It is such a cool thing to do that people always make detailed plans and make the necessary preparations to make it exciting. They would not just prepare food, they would also bring board games, instruments, books, and stereos. And would you believe that there are hosts to picnics, as well? These are the people who researched the best picnic spot, planned the menu, and so on.
But I think we can all agree that the food always has the spotlight. It can range from big dishes complete with some of our favourite sides like rice or bread or easy meals that are light to the stomach. However big your packed food are, nothing beats good ol’ healthy treats for a comfortable picnic. Here we list down some healthy food ideas you can bring for your picnic.
Tuna or Chicken Pinwheels with Vegetables
Pinwheel food is basically a roll up with a lot of spirals in between fillings. For this pinwheel food, you can use Tuna or Chicken. Both are good sources of protein and very light to the stomach so you can still take an after-meal walk. You can put red and yellow bell peppers, cabbage, and baby spinach. Add powdered spice of your choice to give it that extra kick.
Lean Ham Sandwich
There are lots of ham you can use for this sandwich, actually. But if you want one that is low in fat but still has that taste we love, choose lean ham. You can use wheat bread for this sandwich, and with the lean ham, pack it with cucumber, carrot, avocado, tomato, and cabbage. You can also sprouts to give it that extra crunch and height!
Potato Salad with Herbs
A classic fixture in any food gathering, and they are very easy to prepare. But for this potato salad, instead of using mayonnaise, you can use vinaigrette and bright onions to give it taste. Add in cut apples, chickpeas, and chopped herbs.
Using burrito wraps or whole-wheat flatbread, fill it with arugula, thinly sliced cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, and then smoked salmon. You can indulge yourself a bit and use a small dollop of sour cream, cream cheese, or Greek yoghurt.
Choose fruits that are not too wet like cantaloupe, apples, kiwis, and grapes. Skewer them on a stick, and then voila! A kebab of your favourite fruits. With this one, you can also indulge a bit by putting honey on the fruits to give it an added layer of taste.
When you are outside, raw fish-based sushi may not be the most ideal food to bring since it is going to be exposed to sweltering heat. But sushi made of avocado, cucumber, mango, and sweet potato may just do the trick. You can use normal Japanese rice with it, or try sticky rice cooked in coconut milk.
These are easy to prepare food ideas that are healthy and perfect for a wonderful picnic with friends and family!