Timeless Nutrition Tip
High fat picnic fare usually consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, potato chips, brownies, pies, soda and beer. To name a few.
Here are a few tips to help you choose to keep calories under control without starving yourself.
Picnic Entree. Go for the burger, but hold the cheese and mayonnaise. A burger's higher in calories, but you'll be less likely to go back for seconds.
Picnic Side dishes. Scoop up 1/2 cup - about the size of a tennis ball - of baked beans for 160 calories and a whopping seven grams of fiber. This will help curb your appetite and help the urge to grab one of those fatty desserts. In comparison with a salad, although it does depend how the salad is made, but the average is 240 calories per serving so pass on that and grab some beans.
Picnic Snacks. Grab a deviled egg, as there are only 90 calories in one of those. Two or three eggs a week don't hurt you. If you opted for a small handful of potato chips for a snack instead, you'd be eating at least 150 calories of non-nutritious junk food. With the egg, you do get good nutrition.
Picnic Dessert. Enjoy a brownie. A two-inch square piece has about 115 calories whereas an average slice of pie comes in at at least 360 calories.
Picnic Drinks. Diet soda, obviously, for zero calories, but if you really want to indulge in a beer, go for the light and save yourself about 45 calories.
Did you know
July is National Picnic Month?
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