Make your picnic healthier by packing a nutritious meal and everything you need for a fun activity after you eat. Spend a summer afternoon or evening soaking in the sunshine and breathing in the fresh air with these tips for a healthy, perfect picnic.
Sneak in extra exercise for you and your family by pedaling to a nearby park for your picnic. Skipping the car and choosing to ride your bike can burn around 100 calories in 20 minutes, even at a leisurely pace. To make packing your food easier, have everyone carry their own, individually packed lunch in a backpack, and don’t forget to wear a helmet! Pack refreshing, low-calorie drinks
Ditch the sugary soda and fill water bottles with flavor-infused water. While you’re making breakfast in the morning, drop a cup of freshly sliced fruit into a pitcher of water and stir before chilling in the refrigerator. Your flavor-boosted H2O will be ready to go at lunchtime. Experiment by pairing different fruits with herbs, such as strawberries and mint, blueberries and basil, or lemon and rosemary.
Healthy Picnic Food Choices
Jenny Craig has several on-the-go menu options that are perfect for your next picnic. Whether it’s a day at the beach, a hike to a lunch spot in the mountains, or just an afternoon at the park to play catch with the kids, check out these five portable Jenny Craig foods to bring with you on your next outing.
Tuna Dill Salad Kit
If you’re dining alfresco at the park, bring along the Tuna Dill Salad Kit with your picnic blanket and your favorite tunes. This salad kit features premium tuna salad with a dill and Greek yogurt dressing and crispy wheat crackers. For a unique pairing, stuff the Tuna Dill Salad into a hollowed out tomato or yellow pepper, then serve over a farmer’s market green salad with crackers on the side.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Anytime Bar
Don’t forget to pack a pick-me-up snack for your next picnic in the mountains! Jenny Craig’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Anytime Bar is the ideal food to keep you fueled for any activity. A crunchy peanut butter bar topped with chocolate morsels and a peanut butter drizzle packs an 8 gram protein punch, as well as a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, to give you the energy you need to keep up with the group.
Chicken Cranberry Salad Kit
This on-the-go salad kit is perfect for your next beach excursion! The Chicken Cranberry Salad Kit combines white meat chicken with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing, sweet cranberries and crunchy celery and is served with crispy crackers. Pack it up with a stack of romaine or endive leaves and you get an easy combo of ingredients for refreshing lettuce wraps.
Everyone loves Jenny Craig’s Cheese Curls, and it’s easy to taste why–a delicious, crunchy snack seasoned with cheddar cheese and sea salt. Yum! One of Jenny Craig’s best-sellers, this is the ideal snack to take to your next park outing.
Fresh & Free Additions
Don’t forget to eat your veggies! Pack up some carrots, celery sticks and dip them in Salsa Ranch Dressing, or sprinkle some lemon juice and pepper on your cucumbers or snap peas for a savory treat.