All you need is an outdoor-friendly menu (think carrot sticks, cheese sandwiches, pita bread, hummus, fruit, water and juice), a blanket big enough for all and a basket or cooler to tote your meal.
Hummus, made from ground chickpeas, works well as a lunch or dinner component, and lentils can be used in place of meat fillings or traditional meat ingredients.
It is advisable to provide healthful snacks, such as sliced vegetables with a yogurt-based dip or hummus, whole-grain breads with olive oil, nut and seed mixes, and fresh fruits.
You can always add small crab cakes, puff pastry stuffed with seafood salad, any selection of dumplings, spanakopita, Hummus, small sandwitches, Salsa, or deviled eggs.
Celery and carrot sticks - Cut the veggies and pack them with a dipping sauce of honey mustard, almond butter, hummus, or ranch dressing.
Cut extra sugar: Try stocking oranges, red bell peppers, hummus and whole wheat crackers as snacks instead of sugary treats.
Choose from fillings such as tuna or chicken salads, hummus and vegetables, or a mixed salad with feta cheese and olives.
We have had our fair share of pita bread and quite a few are familiar with hummus, a favored spread made from chickpeas.
Hummus: Used as a dip for whole grain crackers or pita quarters, hummus is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
Scrutinize labels for sodium and trans fats, and serve with hummus or cheese to make them more filling.