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7 Healthy Tips for Picnics that will Make Your Friends Come Back for More

Summer is coming and making plans for beach days, picnics and road trips is the perfect time for outdoor eating.  The days are long so even after work there is time to grab your favorite foods and head to a park or beach; relax, watch the sunset or a movie with friends and family.  Keep reading for easy picnic tips to keep you and the planet healthy.

Top 7 Tips for Healthy Picnics

1. Use natural bug repellant and sun screen especially if you are going in the water so chemicals don't wash off into the ecosystem.
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2. Bring reusable cups and plates, they are better for the environment and less likely to blow away if left unattended. 
3. Prepare finger food that does not require cutlery or invest in reusable cutlery.
4. Grabbing food from your local market may seem like the easy button, but think about all the packaging. Is it really necessary? Can you make snacks yourself?


5. Use cotton napkins, tablecloths and blankets that can be washed and reused. 
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6. Leave nothing behind, make sure you pack everything up and take it with you.  There is nothing worse than showing up to your favorite picnic spot to find the trash overflowing from previous guests. Not to mention the smell, bugs and animals it may attract.
7. Noise carries, so even though you made a playlist full of your favorite songs it might not be what everyone around you wants to hear. Do us all a favor and keep the sound level low.

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