It’s National Picnic Month! I share delicious picnic meals and snacks you can take on your outside adventures.
First up is salad in a jar
Start with your dressing on the bottom and layer with your veggies, protein and leafy greens. I used the King Oscar wild caught mackerel Royal Filets which are a convenient source of high-quality protein and one of the best bioavailable sources of omega-3 fatty acids important for brain and heart health. They are skinless, boneless, mild in taste and comes in unique flavors like jalapeño and Mediterranean. You can find them on Amazon and in most major grocery stores.
For plant protein snacking try nuts
Cashews are a satisfying snack that contain plant protein, fiber and good fats. Wrapped cashews retain their natural skins so have twice the fiber and twice the antioxidants. Karma Nuts wrapped cashews are air-roasted so have no added oil plus they are vegan, gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO project verified. They come in 11 sweet and savory varieties in jars and snack packs. Find them at Harris Teeter an on Amazon and KarmaNuts.com
For sweet snacking, try freeze-dried fruit
These are a convenient and fun way to eat more fruit. The Crispy Fruit Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks by Crispy Green snack like a chip, are non-gmo and made with100% pure fruit – so no added sugar. You can find these grab and go snack packs at Harris Teeter, Big Lots and crispygreen.com
For a portable snack try bars and powders
The PaleoPro primal protein bars, grass-fed and pasture-raised protein powder and vegan greens powder are made with only high-quality ingredients. Their customers value what is NOT in their products – no wheat, gluten, grains, whey, lactose, preservatives or artificial ingredients – the list goes on. They also utilize humane low environmental impact farming methods and manufacture their products in a solar powered California facility. Find them at PaleoPro.com, Amazon and at Whole Foods.