Summer is officially here and one of my favorite activities are picnics! There are so many great to places picnic! Sidle up to a tree, cozy up to some water, or keep it simple and dine in your back yard. You can even brown bag it while at work and eat outside for an extra boost of nature to see you through the rest of your day. Dining outdoors is an easy indulgence and you can soak up the lush beauty of the season. Be sure to pack some special dishes to make the event more exceptional. However you choose to celebrate the season, make it—take it—and enjoy!
Tossed Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
This simple recipe is FULL of nutrients. The avocado provides essential fatty acids for a good mood and clear mind. Garlic provides immune boosting properties to help you stay healthy throughout the entire season. If you choose to add anchovies, these little fish add Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as protein, calcium, and Vitamin A. Mix this up and boost your health!
Due to the zesty dressing on this salad, it takes a summer staple to a whole new level. Summer is a time to stay hydrated and boost the immune system with extra antioxidants as we are usually more active and exposed to more sun. All the fruits in here are full of vitamin C and the phytochemicals that contribute to the rich colors of these fruits promote a healthy heart and lower risks for other serious health concerns. Chop it up and eat it up!
This quick take-along-snack is packed with goodness. This little nut is high in protein while lower in fat, can help regulate blood sugar and even contains compounds that support a healthy gut! An easy side dish to any picnic or lunch, pop ‘em in your mouth and keep your mood and mind humming along nicely.