Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and ENJOY the sun!
Jason and I LOVE spending time in nature with our big blended family.
We go on hikes, visit nearby lakes and adventure with our kids and two dogs Scarlet and Grizz 🙂
If you’re already planning the next outing for you and your family, you will need healthy foods on hand.
My perfect picnic is comprised of easy to prepare and easy to pack, refreshing yet delicious and satisfying foods!
Below are 7 summer recipes perfect for a Clean Eating picnic.
Picnics, boating, beaching, BBQ’S or a family reunion potluck is just not complete without a bowl of traditional homemade potato salad, so let’s update the traditional a bit…I think it’s about time! Our Creamy Potato Salad with Greek yogurt and fresh herbs skips out on the mayo while keeping that creamy fresh flavor!
The PERFECT Party appetizer! Double or triple this recipe to feed a big group…aka: keep everyone HAPPY! aka: Crowd Control ????Pack it in a sealed glass Tupperware and keep it upright in your cooler or picnic bag!
One of the best things about summer is access to fresh, local fruit and veggies. This colorful salad is packed with antioxidants and protein! Prep everything ahead of time, and then drizzle with salad dressing and gently toss before serving.
4. Turkey Cucumber Mini Sandwich Bites
The perfect picnic food should be easy and full of nutrients, and these little snack sized minis are the perfect bite. Try this take on a turkey sandwich, perfect for kids or anyone on a no-grain diet. If turkey meant isn’t your jam, then swap it for your favorite nitrate free sandwich meat. These bites are versatile, simple, and delicious. What more could you ask for!?
Although picnic food should be simple, it should also be fun! These chicken wraps are easy to prep ahead of time, and even easier to serve because everyone can build their own! It’s fun, interactive and a delicious way to get everyone excited about Clean Eating. I recommend cooking the chicken ahead of time, but if you have access to a grill then you can also serve them warm.
6. Chili Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
No summer picnic is complete without potato salad! But this isn’t your ordinary potato salad. This a chili roasted potato salad with a bit of spice and a bit of tang! By switching out classic white potatoes for sweet potatoes we introduce a new range of vitamins and antioxidants, not to mention a naturally sweet flavor.
These chewy bars are a FUN weekend project to make with the kids! Super YUM, and great to have on hand! The “sweetness factor” can be adjusted by adding more or less honey/maple syrup since it’s such a personal preference!