Saturday, March 24, 2012

Picnic season does not have to mean extra calories!! Check out these tips!

With spring upon us and the beautiful weather outside it is definitely time for picnics!! I am always a fan of anything that get's the kids out to exercise and includes food. Since I love to eat and am battling weight these tips that I have gathered from here and there have been very helpful.
  • Ditch the Chips
Bring lots of cut-up fruit and vegetables to a picnic; they're healthy, they're great for sharing, and they'll keep you from eating too many chips.
  • Keep It Cool
Water isn't just a great way to fight the extra pounds. It is necessary when you are out under the sun for several hours. Stay hydrated = stay cool.
  • Drink Up
Seltzer with a spritz of sugar free juice adds a bubbly touch without the extra calories of soda! Of course, for the adults, the new breed of screw-cap and boxed wines can do a heart good, too! Just remember to also drink plenty of water.
  • Don't Forget Dessert
Watermelon is a natural for picnics, but any fresh fruit is a crowd pleaser—and healthy, too. Berries, for example, are well-known for their antioxidant punch. I prefer a berry salad made of a variety of berries, splashed with lemon juice and sprinkled with cinnamon for that extra zing.

1 comment:

  1. I love picnics! Arizona's picnic season is just about over though. :(



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