6 Picnic Recipes With Less Than 300 Calories

This summer, don't slave in the hot kitchen. Divvy up these recipes among friends and pack them to go. Each is under 300 calories per serving, meaning you can nibble on a little of everything.

Chopped Chicken Caesar Sammies: Traditional Caesar dressing can pack 17 grams of fat in a measly 2 tablespoons. We did much better by making light mayo, not oil, the primary ingredient. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 293 calories per half, 9 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 29 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 24 grams protein

Tomato and Corn Salad: Sweet fresh corn balances out peppery arugula. If you're short on time, canned or frozen (and thawed) corn will do the trick. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 118 calories per serving, 5 grams fat (1 grams saturated), 17 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 3 grams protein

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Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodles: You can make this dish a day ahead and stash it in the fridge until go time. It tastes better at room temp, so let it sit out for a half hour before serving. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 191 calories per serving, 6 grams fat (1 gram saturated), 27 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams protein

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Feta-Stuffed Watermelon Blocks: They look fancy, but these bite-size cubes are simple. A melon baller keeps things neat, but a regular spoon works, too. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 111 calories per serving, 3 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 19 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 4 grams protein

Peach-Berry Sangria: On a really hot day, freeze fruit for an hour or two prior to serving—it acts like sweet ice cubes. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 115 calories per drink, 0 grams fat, 10 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein

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S'more Bites: Taste absolutely sinful—but they're not. You can make them up to two days ahead and store in an airtight container. See the recipe.
The Skinny: 144 calories per square, 4 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 27 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein

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