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Perfect Picnic Recipes You MUST Try

Chrissy DeBartolo
By Chrissy DeBartolo - June 28, 2017

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Summer time is the BEST time of year (in my opinion)!

It's the time for barbecues, picnics and outdoor activities. There's nothing I like more than getting together with my family and friends and having a feast outside while the kids play and the adults gather around the bonfire.

It's pretty much the best! The only thing about that scenario that I'm not fond of is the unhealthy foods present at get-togethers like that. 

Creamy slaws or potato salads, hot dogs, potato chips, sugary drinks and desserts are usually the picnic staple.

Don't get me wrong. Every now and then I like a good hamburger or bratwurst on the grill, but there are definitely healthier ways to enjoy an evening barbecue with your loved ones without all of the trans-fats or sugar induced comas.

Below, I've included some really delicious alternatives to your favorite barbecue sides - ones that your family and friends will rave about all summer long.

Perfect Picnic Recipes You MUST Try

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Confetti Slaw with Poppy-Seed Dressing

 

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Light and Fresh Potato Salad

 

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsalmic

 

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Grilled Corn Salsa

 

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Chicken Avocado Roll-ups

 

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Low-Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad

 

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Caprese Bites

 

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Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

 

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Zucchini Brownies

 

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Pineapple-Raspberry Parfaits

 

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Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

 

No need to gain weight over the summer. You can still eat delicious foods...you just have to be creative in how you prepare them! 

So, the next time you're invited to a picnic, potluck, barbecue or decide to have your own shindig, be sure to serve some (or all) of these delicious dishes and not feel any guilt. :)

What are some of your favorite healthy summer dishes? Let me know in the comments below!

Yours in Health & Happiness,

Chrissy

 

P.S. Along with your healthy and delicious picnic foods, don't forget to serve up some healthy beverages! Our iced tea recipes are simply delicious and we're sure you'll love each and every one. Check them out and be sure to have plenty of Oolong tea on hand this summer!

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