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"Healthy" and portable: picnic menus & recipes?

The Dairy Queen | Mar 14, 200812:06 PM

Patches of green are peeking through the snow, the days are getting longer, and the geese are returning from their Mexican villas. I have some SERIOUS spring fever and am, therefore, already planning my first picnic of 2008. Realistically, it won't happen for another 3-4 weeks, but, I have to keep the dream alive. That and waiting for the crocuses to bloom are all that keep me going, really.

As I'm still trying to lose weight, fried chicken and mayonaissey potato salad (as much as I adore them) are off-limits. What are your "healthy", yet delicious, picnic recipes? Ideally, the dishes would be able to stand up to a little rough and tumble, that is being tossed into a daypack for a few hours, and less-than-optimal temperature conditions (sure, I can throw an ice pack or two in there, but you can't really count on that keeping mayonaisse safe on a 3 hour hike or bike ride, for instance.)

Thank you, as always, for your sharing your ideas.


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