Retain your out of doors picnics healthy by producing safe and sound foods decisions

It is not an understatement to say that, immediately after six months of getting cooped up indoors, there will probable be a good deal of summer time picnics this 12 months.

Not only do we need to keep protection in mind, we also need to think about safe and healthier meals decisions as nicely.

Renee Slabic is a registered dietitian at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Be certain to decide on food items that won’t soften, wilt or spoil easily in the heat. These include fresh new vegetables (uncooked or cooked), complete grains, pasta salad, chopped fruit, beans and snacks like trail blend.

Here are a number of illustrations:

• Make veggie kabobs, like cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, lightly grilled cubed zucchini and summertime squash, and bell peppers. You can add hummus, salsa or pesto dip.

• Try common and mouth watering crunchy roasted chickpeas for a delicious and nutritious snack packed with protein and fiber. Just strain a 15-ounce can of chickpeas, thoroughly pat them dry, and roast them for 15 minutes in a 400 diploma oven.