No dates, croissants and camembert: what to take for a summer picnic to be healthy and beautiful
In the last summer days, I just want to escape somewhere – away from the city, closer to nature. Arrange a picnic near the river, sea, or at least in the park, enjoy the sun, stock up on vacation mood for future use, so that it will last until the cold weather. Everything is in the best traditions of Instagram: a wicker basket full of daisies or peonies, a light blanket, vintage dishes, a carved wooden board and glasses on the thinnest legs. And in addition to them photogenic croissants, chocolate, camembert and rose.
“Far from the best set,” experts warn. That is, it is, of course, ideal for personnel, but for those who follow the figure – not very much. What to take with you, so that it is beautiful – not ashamed to post it on a social network, and tasty and healthy?
– We immediately remove juices and fruit drinks, if they were not made by you. Yes, they often serve as a bright spot in the pictures, organically fit into bright summer panoramas. But it’s better to make your own lime and mint lemonade or ginger drink and pour them into a glass bottle with a cork. They will quench thirst, refresh and saturate the body with vitamins. It is better to choose white dry wine from alcohol, – advises Nadezhda Prosvetova, nutritionist and Les Mills coach.
Do you like Brie, Dorblu, Gorgonzola, Roquefort and other moldy cheeses? Oh, those delicious heads on craft paper! Alas, they are also very fatty. On average, 300-400 kcal per 100 g. It is recommended to eat them no more than 50 g per day. Replace them with tofu, feta cheese, suluguni, or ricotta.
Leave dates, bananas, dried figs, and prunes in the store too. Take a better melon or watermelon, but do not get carried away. They should be eaten separately from everything, and preferably two hours before or a couple of hours after eating.
Low-calorie are apricots, oranges, pineapples, pomegranates (it is better to peel them beforehand and put the grains in a bowl), passionfruit, pomelo, peaches, apples.
Another tip is to cut the vegetables into strips. Baby carrots or cucumber cubes will look no less interesting in the frame, and they will bring much more benefit to the body than sweet rolls.
Nuts – yes! But their number is also strictly monitored. Carried away by conversations, you may not notice and eat the whole pack. Therefore, it is better to pre-pack them in small portioned sachets. Remember: in 100, about 600 kcal.
You can also make homemade whole grain bread sandwiches with lean chicken, vegetables, arugula, and other greens. And then the picnic will leave only pleasant memories and beautiful photos, not swelling and extra pounds!