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Enjoying the outdoors is an essential part of summer. Picnics, road trips, cottages and camping. Sounds relaxing, right? What about food? No one wants to spend hours slaving over meals, or forking out a fortune buying ready-made dinners. Not to worry. With a little planning and prep, you can eat delicious meals, save money and still have time to relax. Picnics and road trips: Fuel your summer fun with wholesome foods. Pack bite-sized foods that are easy to carry. Dig into these delicious ideas by mixing and matching. 1. Mini whole grain pita spread with nut butter and stuffed with apple, pear or banana slices 2. Raw vegetables such as carrots, peppers, zucchini, radishes, cherry or grape tomatoes paired with hummus or bean dip 3. Fresh or frozen berries with yogurt 4. Whole grain tortilla wrap with salmon or tuna and salad dressing 5. Trail mix made with dry cereal, dried fruit, nuts 6. Homemade whole grain muffin with fruit 7. Hard-cooked eggs 8. Whole grain crackers with cheese 9. Popcorn mix with roasted chickpeas or soybeans and dried fruit 10. Fruit kabobs made with chunks of melon, kiwi and pineapple Remember to stay hydrated by carrying your own reusable water containers. Add some zing to your water with slices of lemon, lime, orange or cucumbers. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 13