MADISON (WKOW) -- A lot of us have been putting together picnic baskets this summer, but if you want to make them healthier, we have a few ideas for you.
Kelly Jones with Medithin Weight Loss Clinics has some twists on the traditional potato salad and sub sandwiches. Kelly calls her version "Faux Potato Salad" because she uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. Instead of bread for the submarine sandwiches, you can use lettuce leaves. Here are the recipes for each if you'd like to try them for your next picnic:
Faux Potato Salad Servings: 12 (serving size - about 1/3 cup) Ingredients: 2 10-ounce bags frozen cauliflower 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 stalk celery, chopped 3 hard-boiled eggs, diced 2/3 cup Hellman's Light Mayo 1-3 heaping Tablespoon dill relish 1 teaspoon dill mustard Directions: Partially cook cauliflower to desired doneness; chop into bite sized pieces. Add onion, celery, and eggs. Mix together mayo, relish, and mustard; add to cauliflower mixture and stir till blended.
BLT Lettuce Wraps Servings: 2 Ingredients:
4 slices bacon, cooked to desired doneness
1 medium tomato, sliced 2 Tablespoons light mayo 4 Romaine lettuce leaves Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Spread each lettuce leaf with ½ Tablespoon mayo. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Slightly overlap 2 lettuce leaves, then top with 2 slices of bacon and ½ of the tomato slices. Gently roll together, securing bottom half with parchment paper. If not eating immediately, secure top half with a second piece of parchment paper.
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