Get all the flavors of al fresco dining wherever you are. This easy and healthy packable lunch idea includes all your picnic favorites for a satisfying meal to take to work.

Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D.N.
Source:, July 2017


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • On each of three 4-inch skewers, alternate a peach slice, mozzarella ball and prosciutto slice, then repeat. Pack the skewers in a medium container.

  • Toss tortellini, carrot, corn, basil, vinegar, oil and Parmesan together in a medium bowl. Pack in a medium container.

  • Pack cherries, bell peppers and sunflower seeds in small-to-medium containers.


Tip: Some packaged tortellini is very high in sodium; look for one with less than 300 mg sodium per serving.

Equipment: Three 4-inch skewers

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 18.9g 38% DV; carbohydrates 58.9g 19% DV; dietary fiber 8.2g 33% DV; sugars 31.1g; fat 16.1g 25% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 23% DV; cholesterol 32.8mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 5890IU 118% DV; vitamin c 124.5mg 208% DV; folate 78.3mcg 20% DV; calcium 175.2mg 18% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 53.8mg 19% DV; potassium 784.2mg 22% DV; sodium 723.5mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

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This was a refreshing change to the 'usual' work-day lunch; I enjoyed the hell out of it -- thanks! Read More