There’s something magical about enjoying a meal outside in the grass.
Maybe it’s the fact that clear blue sky and sunshine seem to make everything taste 548 times better.
Or perhaps you feel a bit rebellious (in the best way possible) by avoiding dining at an actual table.
Whether you’re sharing a few casual bites with friends, going all out for a family reunion, or trying to impress a hot date, we’ve got you covered.
Picnic newbs, start with a simple sandwich or salad. If you consider yourself a picnic pro, try your hand at zucchini noodles or chicken satay.
We recommend leaving the crusts on, but feel free to indulge your inner picky child.
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friends rejoice! This salad counts as a complete protein, plus you get some veg action. Carnivores, you’re welcome to join this quinoa party too.
If summer had a taste, this dish would be it — light and refreshing with bursts of flavor in every bite.
This low-maintenance chicken can be enjoyed hot, room temp, or cold. So stop fussing over the temperature, but please make sure it’s actually safe to eat.
Pack a whole bunch of snacks and you might be able to forgo a main dish. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
Forget the fork. Enjoy this summertime favorite on a stick!
If you love pita as much as we do, this one should be a no-brainer.
The French know how to picnic. Bake up your own fresh loaf of bread, then tear off bites and slather on the cheese. Or butter. (Or both.)
You could just settle for a store-bought jar… but why would you want to do that?
No picnic is complete without something sweet. Think hardy treats that won’t crumble or melt all over. There is a time and place for ice cream, and now is definitely not that time.
Are you a peanut butter fanatic? These chewy peanut butter bars are packed with peanutty flavor, and they can definitely take a beating. No cookie dust here!
Easy, sweet, buttery, and crunchy. Not into raspberries? Use your favorite fruity jam for the filling.
That’s right, you can eat this pie with your hands. Pretty much the definition of finger food. Plus you don’t have to worry about cutting even slices… sweet tooth brawl avoided.
Keep all of those delicious peach juices contained in your own personal jar. How cute!
Food comes first! But don’t forget:
A) A comfy but sturdy blanket that you won’t bawl over if you happen to spill a glass of spiked raspberry lemonade in all the picnic induced excitement
B) SPF 30+ sunscreen to protect your flawless skin with
C) And a positive attitude because no matter how carefully you pack your basket or cooler, a couple grapes might get smooshed in the process