10 Healthy Picnic Recipes

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It’s that time of year when we get out our picnic baskets and head outdoors to spend time with family and friends. When it comes to the menu, you can trade processed foods for healthy picnic recipes that will make your mouth water. Healthy doesn’t mean flavorless.

So check out the recipes below. They are packed with flavor and color, can be made ahead of time and are best served cold!

10 Healthy Picnic Recipes

  1. Rainbow Salad in a Glass (from Tablespoon): Layer customizable ingredients in a clear glass to make a quick salad in five steps. And it’s beautiful, to boot!
  2. The Eiffel Tower Sandwich (from Kiss My Broccoli): Stack lettuce, turkey, avocado and more (including a unique fruit ingredient!) to build one tall, delicious sandwich.
  3. Spring Pea Salad with Fresh Mint (from Craving Greens): Bright green, and full of fresh ingredients, this salad can be ready and packed in less than 10 minutes.
  4. Sparkling Summer Lemonade with Grapefruit and Lemon (shown above, from A Tasty Love Story): Add sparkling water to freshly squeezed fruit juice and herbs — it’s the perfect way to cool off in the warm sun.
  5. BLT Spring Rolls (from White On Rice Couple): For a new take on the traditional BLT sandwich, opt for spring roll wrappers instead of bread. Pair the rolls with a sesame-soy dipping sauce to take it to the next level.
  6. Rainbow Fruit Skewers (from Skinnytaste): Pair colorful fruits with a simple-to-make yogurt dip to create a delicious addition to any picnic basket.
  7. Healthy Dessert Dip (from Chocolate & Carrots): Four ingredients and one step are all that’s standing between you and this creamy, Nutella-like, all-natural dip.
  8. Skin Rejuvenator Juice (from Linda Wagner): Whip up a tasty juice full of vitamin C and antioxidants from blackberries, mint, lemon, apples and a variety of vegetables. Yes, vegetables! You won’t even know they’re in there.
  9. Currant Popsicles (from Cooking Melangery): Blend red or black currant with vanilla yogurt and a few other ingredients, then freeze. Pack them in a cooler full of ice to keep them frozen during your picnic.
  10. Healthier Chocolate Pecan Pie in a Jar (from Yeah…ImmaEatThat): Discover what makes this chocolaty, nutty treat healthier than the traditional calorie-packed version. You won’t sacrifice taste for nutrition at all!

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