It’s spring and what is the perfect thing to do in the springtime? Go on a picnic, of course! We love to get outside for breaks and fresh air, which makes a picnic at the park a perfect afternoon lunch break. The thing is, every year I find myself scrounging for things to throw in a cute cooler for the kids and I to eat. This year I am more prepared, especially now that I’ve started our weekly meal planning. If you aren’t a planner, I can totally relate. That’s okay though. I’ve got all of us covered this season with some fabulous picnic food ideas. Yay!
Perfect Picnic Food Ideas
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Low mess and a convenient travel, create a salad in a jar. They can be easily customized for every member of the family, and are simple enough kids can help make them!
As a convenient alternative to traditional sandwiches, create these Hawaiian roll ham sliders. With hot ham and gooey, melted cheese – these sliders are loved by all age ranges! Image credit: The Comfort of Cooking
Enjoy these frozen watermelon push pops, created with only two ingredients! They’re cooling, healthy, and are a tad less-messy than popsicles!
These adorable butterfly snack bags work with any type of mini-snack from crackers to grapes – and are easy to throw in your picnic basket!
These summer rolls spring rolls are packed full of nutritious vegetables, and are great for a light picnic luncheon. It’s homemade peanut dipping sauce provide yet another incredible layer of flavor! Image credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Make your own fruit pizza with fresh, bright fruit, brimming with a combination of sweet and juicy.
No picnic is complete without classic lemonade. You only need four ingredients, and it’s something younger kids can help throw together!
For a large crowd, whip together this corn and cucumber picnic salad, complete with a homemade dressing.
For a yummy coleslaw, make this homemade copycat KFC coleslaw.
This seven-layer dip has gained over one million pins on Pinterest! With mini portions, there’s no double-dipping involved, perfect for a picnic outing. Image credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything
Combine pizza with pasta in this pizza pasta salad! Pack it in a mason jar for a portable, perfectly-proportioned treat!
Cucumbers are rehydrating and filled with vitamin B. It’s no wonder this strawberry cucumber limeade is a non-alcoholic summer drink for a light picnic.
Fresh fruit are a must during summer. This fruit salad is bursting with color and a rich mixture of flavors. It’s topped with a sweet honey lime, offering a complex palette.
Yum! Right?! This is seriously delicious picnic food. Did you find a few recipes that you’ll add to your picnic basket? I know I did. I can’t wait to take the family for a picnic on the beach soon.
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