5 Ways a Summer Picnic Supports Your Health + What to Pack

The weather is warm, sunny and beautiful (well, in most places!) — so why are you still hanging out inside? It’s time to pack up your favorite foods, grab your friends and family and head to the nearest park for a classic summer picnic!

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Picnicking is fun – but it may offer more than just an opportunity to dust off that blanket and wicker basket. Here are some of the health-supporting benefits of having a picnic:

  • Nourishment: Eating outdoors is a nourishing experience on many different levels – it offers the opportunity to slow down, be mindful and truly enjoy what you’re eating
  • Happiness: Dining ‘al fresco’ amongst beautiful scenery is a great way to boost your mood
  • Natural connections: Leave the electronics at home – doing so allows you to connect with nature and your surroundings
  • Revival: Breathing in the fresh air helps revive your body and bring clarity to your mind
  • Relationships: Nothing beats quality time spent reconnecting with friends, family or your significant other

Wondering what to eat at this picnic? So glad you asked! Packing a few salads with a simple dessert will fill you up — and give you plenty of energy to play Frisbee afterward!

Here are a few of my favorite healthy picnic foods:

Don’t forget the plates and utensils, preferably eco-friendly choices like this paper- and plastic-free party pack. Throw in some recycled paper towels to wipe hands and keep nature clean. Happy picnicking!

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC andwww.totalhealthcounseling.com. She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at totalhealthcounseling@gmail.com.

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Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and www.totalhealthcounseling.com. She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at totalhealthcounseling@gmail.com.

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