Summer in Utah means heat! When it is hot outside, it is hard to find motivation to cook. A picnic is the perfect solution. Whether you spread a blanket in the back yard, or take the kids to the park, a picnic can provide a healthy meal and some relaxation. The simplest of ideas can make a picnic meal. Meals don’t have to be complex or even follow a recipe. All you have to do is think about MyPlate and include foods from each food group. Feeling stuck? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Focus on Whole Fruits
- Vary Your Veggies
- Choose Low-Fat or Non-Fat Dairy
- Go Lean With Protein
- Make Half Your Grains Whole
Whip up a batch and pack them for your picnic. Leave them rolled up in a tortilla, like a wrap, or slice them to make them bite-sized. Enjoy!