Planning a picnic? Here are ten snack ideas to make your outing delicious and enjoyable:
- Sandwiches: Prepare a variety of sandwiches with different fillings like turkey and lettuce, ham and cheese, or hummus wraps. They are portable, customizable, and perfect for picnics.
- Fresh Fruit: Pack a selection of fresh, seasonal fruits like grapes, watermelon slices, strawberries, or bite-sized pineapple chunks. They are refreshing and provide a healthy option for snacking.
- Cheese and Crackers: Create a cheese and cracker platter with cheese paired with an assortment of crackers. Add some grapes or sliced apples for an extra touch.
- Vegetable Sticks and Dip: Cut up colorful vegetables like carrots, peppers, celery, and cucumbers into sticks. Pair them with a flavorful dip like hummus or mashed avocado.
- Trail Mix: Make your own trail mix by combining nuts, dried fruits like raisins or cranberries, pretzels, and a touch of chocolate or yogurt-covered treats. It’s a convenient and energy-boosting snack for picnics.
- Caprese Skewers: Thread cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella balls onto skewers. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze or a little olive oil for a tasty and yummy looking snack.
- Mini Quiches: Bake mini quiches in advance with various fillings like spinach and feta, mushroom and Swiss cheese, or bacon and cheddar. They can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature.
- Pita Bread and Hummus: Pack pita bread triangles or chips with a side of hummus. Opt for different flavors of hummus, such as roasted red pepper, garlic, or olive tapenade, to add variety.
- Hard boiled eggs
- Sweet Treats: Don’t forget something sweet! Pack cookies, brownies, or individual portions of fruit salad or yogurt parfaits for a delightful ending to your picnic.
Remember to bring along plenty of water or refreshing beverages to stay hydrated during your picnic adventure. Enjoy your snacks and the great outdoors!
If you have a toddler at home you can check our article about snacks for toddlers, they are super easy to make and perfect for picnics or afternoons in the park as well!