With nice weather coming just around the corner, it only feels natural to start thinking about great outdoor activities.
Let’s be honest – no outdoor activity beats activities that have food included. This is why a picnic is an all-time favorite outdoor activity.
It has everything: pleasant weather, great items, an opportunity to demonstrate your design skills, food, great company, breathtaking scenery, and amazing drinks… What is there not to love?!
All in all, a picnic is a great way to create some great memories. Still, to get out the most from your picnic time, you should have some great foods, and especially some delicious desserts.
Here are the best picnic food ideas that your picnic company and your wallet will love. Read on.
A Great Desert Is A Must
Bringing the right dessert to a picnic can be a little challenging. It should be easy enough to pick it up, firm enough not to get smooshed, and simple to serve. Plus, it needs to look good, after all, it’s a picnic – that being said, to get the most out of your dessert use low sugar greek yogurt – it can be used as a single treat on its own. You can use it to mix it up with fresh fruits and a bit of honey, or as part of the frozen cake that u can easily transport.
There simply can’t be a great picnic without a great lemonade. A freshly squeezed glass of lemon juice can make your day under the hot summer sky. You can prepare it in advance or squeeze it right on the spot. Don’t forget some ice. Plus, it goes perfectly with any food.
Pro-tip: You can always have fresh water with slicked cucumber inside. This is also a refreshing drink and a great choice for those who have a hard time with lemon juice.
Picnic Bread and Sandwiches
Can there really be too much food when it comes to picnics? You should prepare them at your home and just serve them on nicely designed plates for maximum enjoyment.
Make sure that you store them right. Cover them or pack them and keep them cool. Avoid too many dairy products and dressing that can become watery in the sun.
What Is Typical Picnic Food?
Make it simple and don’t overcomplicate it. Make sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, chicken drumstick, nice iceberg salad, or even apple and carrot salad with some nuts.
Best Picnic Foods
- Pita bread
- Cucumber salad or cucumber sandwiches
- Focaccia bread
- Chicken salad sandwich
- Tortilla chips
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Potato salad
- Grape salad
- Couscous salad
Last but not least, make sure that you have the proper picnic items that will cover logistics. Have a large and comfortable picnic blanket, tableware, napkins, bug spray, picnic basket, some pillow, big glasses, plates, and some flowers to add to the scenery for those great Insta pictures!
Don’t forget about family games and cleanup supplies.