Part of a healthy lifestyle includes making time to reconnect and reengage with people, places, and your own feelings. We’ve highlighted a few ways to do that already—including no-screen activities and visiting nature trails in your area—and now we invite you to plan a picnic! To get you started, we asked Chef Gary if he had any healthy, picnic-friendly recipes to try out when we go to pack our picnic baskets. He didn’t disappoint! Check out these recipes, with varying levels of required preparation, to plan for your next picnic in the park or even in your backyard.
Bring an Ice Pack or Cooler
- Creamy Everyday Hummus (bring your favorite veggies or pita chips for dipping)
- Deviled Eggs
- No-Bake Carrot Cake Snacks
- Shrimp with Lemon Thyme Dressing
- Potato Salad with Roasted Tomato
- Berry Salad