5 food swaps for a deliciously healthy picnic

Who doesn’t love a day spent eating and drinking on the beach, or enjoying a picnic in the park? The weathers gorgeous and you’re feeling good. Packing your picnic basket with healthy, yet delicious treats can help keep your energy levels high and your body feeling fly!

Keep reading for our 5 favourite food swaps that have amazing nutritional benefits and taste good too!

  1. Veggie sticks instead of crisps. Crisps are an easy, go-to picnic treat; however, they are high in fat and fried in unhealthy oils. On the other hand, veggie sticks are a healthier, yummy alternative.
    Check out this recipe… https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1577/houmous-with-veg-sticks

 
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2. Fruits instead of sweets.  This might be a difficult swap, but it’ll certainly be a beneficial one! Fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals and is sure to give you an energy boost!
Why not try this delicious fruit salad recipe… https://cafedelites.com/honey-lime-fruit-salad-recipe/

 

3. Wraps instead of sandwiches.  Wraps are a very simple swap to make your picnic healthier! There are endless amounts of healthy wrap recipes to try out! Here’s some ideas… https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/lunch/healthy-wrap-recipes/?page=5

 

4. Water instead of juice. Staying hydrated is essential when spending a day in the sun. Fruit-infused waters are a wonderful drink option that’ll leave you feeling refreshed! Check out some recipes here https://wellnessmama.com/3607/herb-fruit-infused-water/

 

5. Hard boiled eggs instead of devilled eggs. Forget about the mayonnaise without forgetting the protein and bring hard boiled eggs to your picnic as a healthy snack. Check out this recipe…https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/smoked_ham_and_eggsalad.html