8 healthy recipes for the perfect picnic

8 healthy recipes for the perfect picnic

It's summertime and the sun is shining (occasionally), so there's no better excuse to head out and enjoy a day at the beach, a walk through the countryside or a trip to the local park to relax with a basket of tasty treats in hand.

Whether it's a day out with family and friends, or a romantic meal for two, who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned picnic?

But instead of going for the typical choices of crisps, pastries and sweetened beverages, with a bit more thought and preparation we can make a picnic a more wholesome and nourishing experience that everyone can enjoy.Here's a selection of healthy recipes to consider on your next picnic outing:

1. Sandwiches

It's just not a picnic without sandwiches. But instead of going for plain white bread and bit of meat, why not try this healthy alternative.

Or if you fancy something different to a sandwich how about these tasty stuffed pittas?

2. Nandos style Chicken Thighs

This cheaper, home cooked version of this popular chicken dish will be sure to get your taste buds tingling and tastes just as good cold.

3. Tom and Alex's Special Salad 

This creative salad with a twist from the lads at VTV has a selection of delicious ingredients, rich in vital vitamins and minerals.

4. Healthy no-mayo coleslaw

A crunchy refreshing alternative to the traditional mayonnaise based coleslaw.

5. No Mayo Potato Salad

With a few healthy tweaks you don't have to leave this classic picnic recipe off your list.

6. Fruit and Nut Bars

A healthy, satisfying and energy boosting snack for long days out in the sun.

7. Fruit Salad

This is a really great way to get plenty of vitamins, minerals and that all-important fibre into your diet.

8. Cucumber and Ginger Mojito

Our non-alcoholic version of a cucumber and ginger mojito is perfect for a hot summer's day when you fancy a refreshing drink.

So pack your basket and head on out and if you're picnicking in the UK don't forget to take your brolly just in case!

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Tom Davies
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