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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

One of the best ways to enjoy the feeling of summer on your skin is with a picnic in the park. This collection of recipes offer up some healthy, portable meals along with a few indulgent treats! PS: Don't forget to switch ingredients around if you have allergies!

(16 Recipes) Created by VEET_US

Recipes in this Collection

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Simple pasta salad that makes a great lunch or dinner for a hot summer day.

Submitted by REDHOLLY

Carbs: 24.7g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 11.3g | Calories: 163.4
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Submitted by SMILINGIRL

Carbs: 30.9g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 6.6g | Calories: 255.7
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We were headed out for a picnic and needed to take something that was portable and vegetarian. I made this up to out taste and what was available in my fridge. Red pepper, green onion, sundried tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, whatever all would have worked as well. I based the dressing on the fact that it is mostly Mexican inspired. If yours isn't then adjust your dressing to suit, or use your favourite. You just need a very strong flavour for the dressing as the quinoa really soaks it up.

Submitted by MADEMCHE

Carbs: 66.8g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 17.8g | Protein: 19.1g | Calories: 423.3
Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich
Very Good 4.3/5
(398 ratings)

This low-calorie, low-fat version of the classic BBQ sandwich will be a new family favorite!

Submitted by INFJMJ

Carbs: 22.8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 22.1g | Calories: 200.7
Very Good 4.3/5
(181 ratings)

Serve in place of a steak or with lettuce and tomato on toasted whole-grain buns.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Carbs: 4.5g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 71.6
Grilled Vegetables with Pineapple
Very Good 4.4/5
(287 ratings)

These tasty roasted vegetables can be cooked on the grill or roasted in the oven! The pineapple adds a wonderful sweetness to the vegetables.

Submitted by HONEYLEA

Carbs: 17g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 136.5
Very Good 4.9/5
(7 ratings)

terrific on the grill and even the most meat and potatoes guy will love the veggies-guaranteed!


Carbs: 12.4g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 28.4g | Calories: 225
Very Good 4.9/5
(7 ratings)

Delicious! You'll love all the flavors blended into a yummy chicken pita sandwhich!

Submitted by 7777BEV

Carbs: 16.6g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 16.3g | Calories: 201.8
Petite Pecan Tarts
Very Good 4.5/5
(42 ratings)

I love to increase the nutrition of baked goods by adding whole grains. That's the secret to these pecan tarts.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.4g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 102.5
Greek Hummus Wrap
Very Good 4.4/5
(114 ratings)

This hummus and feta wrap is so quick and easy if you store pre-cut vegetables in your fridge. It is a great, lowfat, heart healthy lunch!

Carbs: 31.5g | Fat: 14.2g | Fiber: 11.7g | Protein: 21.1g | Calories: 295.2
Fudgy Brownies
Very Good 4.2/5
(231 ratings)

Instant coffee in the batter intensifies the chocolate flavor. Beating the sugar and eggs together gives the baked brownies a crackly surface.

Carbs: 20.2g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 126.4
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

Cheeseburgers with teriyaki sauce mixed in.
Straight forward and delicious

Submitted by WANABAIRMAN

Carbs: 23.3g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 233.8
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

My mom has been making these Chocolate Chip Cookies since I was a little girl and she added this recipe to my cookbook she helped make when I got married. SOOOO GOOD!!!! and who know they were under 85 calories each. I'm going to try them with Whole Wheat Flour and see how they turn out.

Submitted by JAMISCHALK1

Carbs: 16.1g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 86.7
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Pinwheels are a family favorite for picnics. Here's a fun version featuring pizza toppings.

You can add or substitute your favorite pizza toppings, just make sure you add them separately to your nutrition tracker ;)

Submitted by CKBYMOMMY

Carbs: 27.9g | Fat: 10.6g | Fiber: 15.9g | Protein: 15g | Calories: 204.8
Very Good 4.7/5
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This is a delicious easy potato salad that I have been making for a year and bringing to every barbeque I've been to.

Submitted by LAURAKATHRYN80

Carbs: 15.3g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 5g | Calories: 146.6
Deviled Eggs
Very Good 4.3/5
(175 ratings)

Chef Meg lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Her secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 85.3
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