12 Healthy Picnic Recipes

Upgrade your picnic basket with delectable fare that's hearty, healthy, and fun!

Compiled by Amy Zerello from readersdigest.com

Upgrade your basket with fare that’s hearty, healthy, and fun!

Healthy Picnic Food Ideas Nothing says summer like a picnic outdoors! Make your family's gathering a healthy one with picnic recipes that please.
 From garden-inspired appetizers, to homemade flatbread and teas, these new picnic food ideas make it easy to eat healthy during the summer months. And better yet, all of the recipes include diabetic exchanges, unless otherwise noted. Here are a dozen ways to lighten-up your picnic basket:


  • 1.

    Apple and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

    View Recipe Calories: 157 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 24 g

  • 2.

    Lemony Hummus

    View Recipe Calories: 106 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 13 g

  • 3.

    Little Snail Rolls

    View Recipe Calories: 81 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 13 g No Diabetic Exchange

  • 4.

    Grilled Orange Chicken Strips

    View Recipe Calories: 192 Fat: 9 g Carbohydrates: 2 g

  • 5.

    Seasoned Chicken Strips

    View Recipe Calories: 188 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 14 g

  • 6.

    Asian Cabbage Slaw

    View Recipe Calories: 132 Fat: 8 g Carbohydrates: 14 g

  • 7.

    Veggie Pasta Salad

    View Recipe Calories: 108 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 13 g

  • 8.

    Dad's Flatbread

    View Recipe Calories: 116 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 23 g

  • 9.

    Picnic Beans With Dip

    View Recipe Calories: 85 Fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 5 g

  • 10.

    Light Guacamole

    View Recipe Calories: 79 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 7 g

  • 11.

    Citrus Iced Tea

    View Recipe Calories: 32 Fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7 g No Diabetic Exchange

  • 12.

    Touch-of-Mint Tea

    View Recipe Calories: 58 Fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 15 g

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