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How to Have a Healthy Company Picnic

veggie kabobs on a grillWith summer right around the corner, it's that time of year for company picnics. Here are some suggestions to keep the picnic day healthy with alternative food choices and fun-filled activities that will give you an energy boost.

Healthy Main Course

Instead of beef and pork hotdogs or beef hamburgers, try:

  • Grilled chicken (remove the skin for lower fat intake)
  • Turkey hot dogs
  • Veggie burgers or turkey burgers
  • Grilled vegetables (Try kabobs! - Red peppers, zucchini, onions, squash, etc.)

Healthy Drink Options

  • Water
  • Unsweetened tea
  • Diet lemonade

Healthy Side Items

Instead of chips or macaroni salad, try:

  • Fresh fruit like watermelon or a basket of peaches, apples or oranges
  • Raw vegetables tray - try cottage cheese or hummus dip instead of ranch dressing
  • Three-bean salad or tossed green salad
  • Popcorn, pretzels, nuts, and other healthy snack items

Fun Ways to Be Active

  • Organize a game like kickball or volleyball and invite all family members to play
  • Use Frisbees as paper plate holders, then everyone has a one to play with when they're done eating. Add the company logo for a special touch
  • Have sack races, water balloon toss, wheelbarrow races, etc.


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