Which Healthy Picnic Foods Should You Pack?

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Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with someone special. While many traditional picnic foods are very unhealthy, there are plenty of healthy foods to choose from. So pack a lunch, take the afternoon off, and just enjoy the day while you eat these healthy foods.

One traditional and very healthy picnic food is watermelon. This summery fruit is low in calories and actually helps to quench your thirst (it's over 90% water). Watermelons are fun to eat and share, and the fruit goes well with just about anything. You also get the benefits of these nutrients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Lycopene
  • Beta Carotene

Just be aware that watermelon does contain a lot of natural sugar, so limit yourself to a couple slices.