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    Oct 2008
    Philadelphia, PA

    Default Picnic Help

    I know it is the middle of Novemeber (and cold here) but we are taking our dog to the beach on friday and i wanted to pack some SiFi friendly foods. Any suggestions? We won't have a way to heat them up and it is about an hour and a half away. I had a bad week last week (gained a bit) and want to make sure I am doing everything I can to make up for that

  2. Default Re: Picnic Help

    If it is going to be cold, I'd bring a thermos of chili and have cornbread on the side. If you don't have a thermos, think about getting one; I use mine a lot on outings like that.

    Otherwise, I'd do something like the Wheatberry Salad with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes. It travels well. I got it from this website, but now I can't find it (even searching with Google!!) so I'm pasting it here from my Word doc:

    White Bean, Wheat Berry, Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette CORE

    1 cup cooked small white beans, drained
    1 cup cooked wheat berries
    1 pound fresh asparagus, blanched, drained, and cut into 1 pieces
    1 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    cup kalamata olives, quartered

    Pesto Vinaigrette

    1 cup fresh basil leaves, rinsed and drained
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4 TBSP olive oil
    2 TBSP white wine vinegar
    2 TBSP water
    tsp. salt
    tsp. pepper

    Protein of your choice to add on top (e.g., chicken breast, tuna, hard-boiled egg, salmon)

    Prepare pesto vinaigrette in food processor or blender.

    Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl and toss with vinaigrette. Top with protein of your choice.

    Note: Dividing this into six servings is core and results in 2 tsp. healthy oil per serving.

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    Default Re: Picnic Help

    Love the idea of a Thermos with something hot - chilli, soup etc would be lovely on a cool day.

    When we pack summer picnics I make my tuna & bean salad - one can tuna, one can beans (mixed, white, navy - whatever), drain both cans, make a simple dressing with balsamic vinegar or lemon juice or lime juice with a little olive oil, add bleack pepper. Mix together with tuna & beans. You can also add corn, chopped peppers etc if you want to. Travels well, and is filling with all that good for you protein!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Philadelphia, PA

    Default Re: Picnic Help

    thanks for the suggestions! we are running to BJ's tonight so maybe I will look for a thermos there!

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