Picnic Ideas

May 19, 2016, 10:34 am

Are you stuck in an eating-out rut? Try some of these fun picnic ideas with your friends and family!

A Picnic at the Park

Fill a backpack with the essentials: bread knife, cutting board, and sandwich toppings of your choice. Complete the lunch by buying:

Carrot sticks and hummus

Potato chips

Juice boxes (for the kids) and bottled water (for the adults)

Ice cream from a truck

A Picnic on the Road

A homemade Turkey Wrap beats goopy plane food any day. At the supermarket, buy:

Turkey wrap ingredients

Sugar snap peas or steamed edamame

Crackers and firm cheese (such as Swiss, Cheddar, or Muenster)

Fruit (such as apples, pears, and grapes)

Chocolate bar

A Picnic at the Lake

Make sturdy foods that are great served chilled: Spicy Cold Chicken and a Bitter Orange Crostata can stand up to the sand and the heat of waterside picnics. To round out the meal, buy:

A half gallon of lemonade

Guacamole and tortilla chips

Pre-sliced watermelon