Today on CBS Good Day Sacramento, we celebrated National Picnic Month! I shared tips to pack the perfect picnic including food that travels well and tastes delicious!
Salad in a jar
Salad in a jar is a great way to transport your veggies. I shared my raw rainbow Pad Thai made with organic veggie noodles by Cece’s Veggie Noodle Co. These are such an easy and fun way to incorporate MORE veggies into your diet – which are low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals and filling fiber. You can find them at Sprouts and whole foods.
Sandwiches are a picnic staple and I shared three varieties, including my favorite the mashed avocado with chickpeas – which are a good source of plant protein. I used all Sprouts Brand products from Sprouts Farmers Market, which includes everything from bread to your sandwich fixings like hummus and pesto. Sprouts is especially known for their affordable farm-fresh produce, meat and seafood – you can find them throughout the Sacramento area.
For our beverages, we have green juice, which is an easy way to help meet your recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables for the day! I shared my favorite by Suja which are organic and cold-pressed which helps preserve the vitamins and minerals. They are also made with a base of dark leafy greens, which are some of the most nutrient dense produce.
For dessert, I made healthy pie parfaits using the Icelandic Provisions skyr which is a cultured dairy product similar to yogurt BUT the Icelandic cultures that it’s made with, make it thick and creamy instead of sour and tart. They’re also a good source of protein and calcium like yogurt but naturally lower in sugar. They come in 9 different flavors – I used the strawberry and blueberry flavors for summer! Simply add your graham cracker crust, followed by your skyr and top with fresh fruit.