March 21, 2012 by RaesOfSunshine
75 degree weather in March? In Chicago?? Growing up, I remember snow in March! No better way to take advantage than to spend the day outside with my Mom. After taking a 40 minute walk around a scenic park, nothing says “thanks Mom for spending the day with me” than a surprise picnic lunch.
Quick & Easy Picnic Salad for 2
To Go Container:
1 Avocado (1/2 in each salad)- salted & peppered
1 Orange Pepper (1/2 in each salad)
2, 1 inch cubes of Feta cheese
2 squares of West Soy – Baked Tofu – Asian Teriyaki (I buy this marinated and baked tofu at Whole Foods. Take 2 squares out from refrigerated packaged and cut into cubes. 100 calories per square)
**Place a paper towel over your salad to absorb the moisture and keep it fresh & crisp. Close up and keep cool on ice packs.
With so many healthy options, I usually base my salads on what I have in my kitchen. Just remember, if you are going to add dressing or toppings, pack them separately. For example, I packed a snack bag of sliced almonds to top my salad.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dressing/ Balsamic Vinegar
- Cut up fruit
- Paper towels in-case the table isn’t in tip-top shape:)
Quick preparations for a picnic is a delicious & thoughtful way to show someone you care on a
summer Spring Day!