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Healthy Summer Picnic Recipes with Abbey’s Kitchen

    With the warm weather finally here, it’s hard not to want to consume all meals, drinks and snacks outside on a patio or in a park! For that same reason, packing picnic food and eating outdoors make for fantastic Summer date ideas because they cost you peanuts to put together, you get full control over the menu, and they inevitably always feel super romantic.

    Instructions:

      1. Add a tea bag to the 750 ml bottle of Wyborowa vodka and let it sit for at least 3 hours.
      2. Meanwhile, to make the lemonade, mix ½ cup honey with 1 cup water in a saucepan and simmer until dissolved. Then fill a large pitcher with 3 cups of ice cold water, and mix in 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice and the dissolved honey mixture.
      3. To make a drink, top 1 oz of the steeped tea vodka with lemonade in a mason jar or glass along with a few slices of lemon.

    Next, picnic food screams for a sandwich. The key to lightening things up is to hollow out your bun (you don’t need all those extra carbs), avoiding the mayo in favour of lower fat spreads or sauces (like balsamic vinegar!), and sticking to poultry with the skin removed. My Chicken and Fig Sandwich is really a show-stopping winner.

Ingredients:

  1. 750 ml bottle of Wyborowa Vodka
  2. 1 black tea bag
  3. 1/2 cup honey
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 3 cups ice cold water
  6. 1 cup lemon juice
  7. Lemon slices
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Abbey's Bio

Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietician (RD), an avid food writer and blogger, a TV and radio personality, a food brand ambassador, a passionate home cook, a food event hostess, and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc. She has a BASc. in Nutrition and Food, Dieticians of Canada accreditation, and culinary training from George Brown College and private instructors. Abbey’s core philosophy is that a pleasurable relationship with food, your body and your self is the fundamental secret to good health.