Four Easy Picnic Ideas

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As the weather warms up and the sun shines longer, why not enjoy your meals outside! There’s no need to get fancy here–we’ve gathered four easy picnic ideas from our blogger friends that are as tasty as they are simple. Grab a blanket, a basket and one of these delicious combinations for a relaxing meal outside.

Keto-friendly Basket

Keto is easy when you’re prepared with a healthy, delicious meal to enjoy outdoors. Prep this the night before to grab on your way to the park, or simply enjoy in your own backyard!  Ingredients provided by Natalie, at Tastes Lovely.

SUPPLIES:

  • Applegate Uncured Genoa Salami
  • Panini Del Duca Proscuitto
  • Old Amsterdam Premium Aged Gouda
  • Delallo Organic Greek Medley Pitted Olives in Brine
  • Parm Crisps Original
  • La Croix Lime
  • Mauro & Gianni Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ciliegine
  • Sunset Organic Wild Wonders Grape Tomatoes
  • Driscoll’s Organic Raspberries
  • Lily’s Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

How to:

Combine all the ingredients into a basket or lunch box and enjoy!

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Pizza ingredients in a basket

Kid-friendly Basket

This DIY pizza basket is easy and fun for the kiddos! Cut the pita into strips to conveniently dip or spread the sauce with a spoon and let them get creative with their own toppings. Ingredients provided by, Gillean, from Millennial Nutrition.

SUPPLIES:

  • Rao’s pasta sauce
  • Joseph’s Flax, Oat bran and Whole Wheat Pita
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Boar’s Head Turkey Pepperoni
  • Sides of choice: Fresh blueberries, sliced cucumber or other produce items.

How to:

Cut pita into strips or squares, spoon on sauce and top with your favorite toppings!

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Gluten-free Basket

Finding gluten-free food that’s picnic-friendly is easy at Sprouts! Toss these items and the produce of your choice together for an oh-so-good meal. Ingredients provided by, Jenny, at Good for You Gluten Free.

SUPPLIES:

  • Grain-free Tortilla Chips
  • Hatch Chili or Green Chili Salsa
  • Green Olives
  • Jalapeño or Hatch Chile Potato Chips
  • Sprouts Coconut Granola
  • Fresh produce of choice: Avocados, grapes, celery, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine items in a to-go basket or lunch box for an easy, outdoor meal.

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Plant-based meals on a table

Plant-based Lunch Basket

This picnic basket is full of all the summer flavors you crave from cherries to pasta salad. Ingredients provided by, Toni, at Plant Based on a Budget.

SUPPLIES:

  • Lightlife Foods Smoky Tempeh
  • Ciabatta Rolls
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Apple Strudel Bites
  • Prepared Pasta Salad

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare a delicious pasta salad ahead of time to easily create your outdoor meal the next day.

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