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Healthy Summer Picnic Ideas

Healthy Summer Picnic Ideas Summer is officially here, and you know what that means - it’s time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather! There are few better things...

Healthy Summer Picnic Ideas

Summer is officially here, and you know what that means - it’s time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather! There are few better things to do on a beautiful summer day than bask in the sunshine while enjoying a picnic with friends and family. 


That being said, many of the pre-made food options often brought to picnics are full of processed ingredients that won’t leave you feeling your best. If you’re looking to create a picnic spread filled with healthy, nutritious foods ... we have created this guide for you! Read on for some easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas that are 100% picnic friendly.

 

Appetizers

Healthy Charcuterie Board

No picnic (or meal, for that matter!) is complete without an eye catching, mouth watering charcuterie board. Lucky for you, we have a guide for building an amazing Keto charcuterie board that is perfect to bring to your summer picnic. 


Check out our blog post, “How To: The Ultimate Keto Charcuterie Board” for the delicious details! 


Citrus Salad with Avocado and Nuts

This is an easy-to-make salad filled with immunity-boosting vitamin C. The combination of citrus, soft avocado slices, crunchy nuts, and fresh herbs will leave you feeling satisfied and satiated. Crisp and savory ingredients are a delicious complement to the sweet, juicy citrus, and Golden Goodness Sprouted Almonds are the perfect salad topper. 


Find the full recipe here: Citrus Salad with Avocado and Nuts


Main Courses 

Chickpea Salad Sandwich 

When you think of classic picnic foods, chances are some sort of sandwich comes to mind. If you are looking for a healthy sandwich option, we recommend this refreshing, satiating chickpea salad sandwich. The crunch of the crisp veggies combined with the soft baguette creates a craveable texture that will leave everyone wanting more. And, it’s completely vegan! 


Get the full recipe here: Chickpea Salad Sandwich


Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Looking to bring something a bit lighter to your picnic? Look no further than these delicious summer rolls with peanut sauce. These rolls are easy to make and look as beautiful as they taste. They will add the perfect pop of color to photos of your healthy picnic spread. Add shrimp if you want some extra protein, or pack them full of veggies for a vegan option. 


Check out the recipe details here: Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce


Dessert

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake


No picnic is complete without a tasty dessert to finish it off. This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake is a fantastic way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like you are over indulging. Plus, the pop of bright red along with the juicy cherry flavor just screams summer. 


Find out how to make this easy recipe here: No Bake Cherry Cheesecake 


Snacks

And if you’re more the type to bring an array of snacks to share, consider packing the following:

  • Daily Crunch Cherry Berry Nut Medley or Golden Goodness -- our two favorite flavors for picnics! Crunchy, clean, and easy to digest.
  • Baby carrots + hummus  -- the Lemon Dill Ithaca Hummus is fresh and bursting with tangy flavor.
  • Pickles -- crunchy and packed with electrolytes!
  • Fresh fruit -- some fruits in season right now are apricots, plums, cherries, apples, blackberries, and watermelon … to name a few!
  • No-sugar-added popsicles -- if you have a cooler!
  • Popcorn -- LesserEvil popcorn is organic and made with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.
  • Kombucha -- GT Mystic Mango is refreshing and summertime satisfying!


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