These fresh seasonal recipes are perfect for a picnic. They can be made ahead, travel well, and can be enjoyed outside with friends and family!
The weather is finally starting to warm up here in our little part of the world. It’s the perfect season for picnics! While restaurants are still closed in our state, now is a great time to pack a delicious meal and find a beautiful spot to eat outside. These fantastic recipes are perfect for a picnic. They can be made ahead of time and keep well. Add some rotisserie or leftover chicken to any of the salads for a complete meal. The rolls and focaccia bread make wonderful sandwiches and of course, we’ve included some treats as well. After all, this is a picnic right? Enjoy!
Think you need to avoid Italian food if you’re trying to eat healthier? Nope! This fabulous Ancient Grain Salad is loaded with all the delicious flavors of Italy minus the refined carbs and high-calorie counts!
Delicious, healthy and make-ahead, this Fresh Corn Salad is perfect for picnics, parties and potlucks. Leftovers are wonderful for lunch and dinner salads.
This healthy Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad combines crispy, spicy chickpeas, caramelized veggies, Israeli couscous, buttery, toasted pine nuts and a generous shower of fresh herbs. It makes a delicious side or fabulous main course!
Quintessentially summer, this Blueberry Spinach Salad with tender corn, pickled red onions and sweet/spicy almonds is fresh, delicious and goes so well with grilled entrees!
This Mediterranean Couscous Salad combines pearl pasta, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tender corn and ribbons of fresh spinach to create a healthy, delicious salad. A sunny lemon dressing and lots of fresh herbs take it over the top!
Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta – One delicious bowl, brimming with the summer’s finest fare!
Simple and delicious, this Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad is always popular! Is great for picnics, potlucks and parties because you don’t have to worry about mayonnaise going bad!
This easy slow cooker (or instant pot) Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork is healthier than most, takes minutes to put together and is a delicious crowd pleaser!
These delicious, golden glazed Buttermilk Brioche Buns have a soft, tender crumb, and come together, start to finish, in less than an hour!
With less than 10-minutes of hands-on time and no-kneading, the name Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread says it all! Almost. It’s also ridiculously delicious!
This easy, one-bowl, no-mixer recipe really does produce the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies we’ve ever tasted. They’re buttery and crinkly with crisp edges, a chewy interior and lots of delicious chocolate chips.
This crisp, buttery, one-bowl no-mixer, Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Shortbread is one of those unforgettable recipes you’ll be begged to make again and again.
These Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies will be a hit with kids of all ages! And you can mix them up in less than 10 minutes, with just one bowl and no mixer!
Thought for the day:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
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