It’s National Picnic Month! Today on News 4 Jacksonville, River City Live, I shared tips to pack the perfect healthy picnic.
Veggie and dip jars
My first tip is to pack veggies and dip in a mason jar. I am loving salsa right now because its hydrating, low in calories and packed with flavor. Fresh Cravings Salsa its so fresh that you can only find it chilled in the produce section. It’s made with fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp handpicked veggies, zesty peppers and spices that give it that homemade taste. The recipe is never cooked or pasteurized you can find the organic at Publix and traditional at Walmart.
A superfood chip swap
Next I shared a superfood chip swap – organic roasted seaweed snacks by gimMe. They are savory and crispy like potato chips BUT naturally low in calories, and high in vitamins and minerals like vitamin c and k.They are also vegan, non-gmo and gluten free.
Pack snacks with staying power
Next i shared protein and produce bites, which is what I, call snacks with staying power. They’re fun to make and travel well – simply pair your fruit or veggies with Truly Grass Fed Cheese. I love this cheese because it comes from cows that are 95% grass fed versus grain fed which results in a lower carbon footprint and nutritionally superior cheese.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
For a sweet tooth I shared dippers with dessert dips made with Icelandic Provisions Sky, which has 20% more protein and 33% less sugar than leading Greek yogurt brands. I used one single serve cup per dip, which has 15-17 grams of protein, 3-11 grams of sugar and no artificial sweeteners or ingredients.
Cheers with pomegranate lemonade
Finally I shared a refreshing pomegranate lemonade. Start with lemonade and sparkling water, and then add one POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice which has no added sugar, fillers or preservatives. It’s a little sweet and tart so it adds great flavor plus more antioxidants than red wine, grape juice or green tea according to an in vitro study at UCLA.