Fresh-vegetables

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Snacks

Planning a fun day in the sun this summer? Instead of buying something pre-made, why not pack your very own picnic! We have a few of the best healthy snacks to entertain your guests, made from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Fruit kebabs

Make your very own fruit kebabs with the essentials such as strawberries, bananas, kiwi fruit, melon, and pineapple – yum!

Planning a fun day in the sun this summer? Instead of buying something pre-made, why not pack your very own picnic! We have a few of the best healthy snacks to entertain your guests, made from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Baguette

Bring your favourite baguette bread packed with sliced tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, salami and a touch of garlic to taste.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Berry salad

Entertain your guests with this fresh berry salad boasting balsamic grilled cherry, blueberries, goats cheese and crunchy lettuce. Make sure to add the dressing just before you serve the meal so it doesn’t make the meal soggy.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Melon and cucumber salad

For another fresh salad recipe, slice some fresh melon and cucumber, then season with crumbled feta and coriander. Don’t be afraid to add a few chilli flakes for an extra kick!

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Rice paper rolls

Prep these pre-made rice paper rolls with fresh chilli sauce the next time you want to impress your guests. Simply wrap them up, refrigerate and pack them into your picnic basket when you’re ready-to-go.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Strawberry caprese salad

For a modern take on a traditional classic, try this refreshing strawberry salad with fresh mozzarella.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Asparagus and haloumi sandwiches

We’re finishing up the list with these mouth-watering sandwiches with grilled asparagus, yummy mozzarella, and lemon and mint to taste.

7 Delicious Summer Picnic Ideas

Images via By Stephanie Lynn, Say Yes, Two Peas and Their Pod, Bakers Royale, Gourmet Traveller, How Sweet Eats

July 8, 2015

Dealing with food intolerances

Gluten Intolerance

For people who don’t suffer from gluten intolerance, protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye are a good health benefit. But people who have gluten intolerance are not able to digest this. Even to this day doctors don’t know if it is hereditary. However research has shown that it does run in families and that it sometimes occurs after a bowl infection. The best thing for a person with this illness is to remove certain foods from their diet. Read below on the list of foods to eat and not to eat:Do Eat

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Dried beans
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Fresh meat
  • Fish that is plain
  • Honey
  • Jam
  • Tea
  • Cheese (only if you can tolerate it.)

Don’t Eat

Anything cooked with flour such as bread, cakes or biscuits such as fish in batter etc. Also check labels on tins because a lot of frozen or tinned foods have flour in them. Be wary of milk.

Lactose Intolerance

What happens here is that people suffer from the inability to absorb lactose, milk or sugar, which then results in watery diarrhoea. This type of intolerance is usually temporary but if you continue to take milk it can get worse.

What you should do

Once you know that lactose is the problem you should then talk to a nutritionist about the foods you should eat. You should then remove anything that contains lactose from your diet. Soya or rice milk products contain no lactose and may be good alternatives. Adults should keep away from dairy products, bakery products and lollies as they all contain lactose.

February 4, 2000