Pack Up a Picnic
By Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD
Packing a picnic is one of the best ways to control the
you eat on a day out. But there’s more to it than
throwing a few cheese sarnies into a basket.
Follow these tips
and you won’t hamper your diet.
- Fill sarnies with
low fat fillings such as lean ham or
beef, chicken, egg, prawns or tuna canned in water. Give
cheese and mayo-filled sarnies a miss.
- Avoid packing up pastry products like pork pies,
quiche, pasties and flans. Instead, go for small slices of
veggie pizza or grilled chicken pieces.
- Pack plenty of fresh fruit but don’t just stick to
apples and pears – take along slices of melon, strawberries,
raspberries, grapes, fresh apricots, nectarines and peaches.
- Crisps are packed with calories – take along chopped up
vegetable sticks and cherry tomatoes instead and serve them
with low-calorie dips such as salsa or tzatziki.
- Chocolate bars are likely to melt and won’t do your
diet any favours so leave them at home. You’ll be able to save
the calories for an ice cream later in the day.