With a long weekend at hand, it's the best time to plan a family picnic! Pack a snack and food basket with these goodies that are delicious, easy to make and very convenient to pack for travel. There's no better way to enjoy an extended weekend than a drive out with family and friends. The picnic menu covers refreshing drinks, wraps and sandwiches with an assortment of fillings, one dish meals that can be out together easily and enjoyed by large groups, and of course picnic-friendly dessert!
So get in your car, picnic basket in tow, and head out to find a spot in the shade, where you can spread your picnic blanket out and enjoye some time outdoors.
Enjoy this refreshing Ginger Lemonade, or cool off with this Ice-Apple and Plum Rose Juice. If you’re looking for something filling, this Fresh Figs Strawberry and Banana Smoothie is perfect for the season.
Snacks and Dip
Try these Healthy Amaranth Potato Thyme Croquettes for a crunchy snack that you can pass around, or these Garlic Spinach Balls that are delicious and high on health too. Pumpkin Hummus along with chips or nachos are a great picnic food too.
One of the easiest ways to pack wholesome, healthy food is by wrapping it in a crepe, paratha or tortilla. These wraps are great for packing into a picnic basket or even for travel. Try the Egg Wrap with Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella, Healthy Black Bean Stuffed Burrito With Amaranth And Quinoa or the Vegetarian Wrap with Olives and Cottage Cheese.
Sandwiches are great crowd-pleasers and allow for a lot of versatile fillings and toppings. Get creative with this selection of Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Feta Cheese, Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets or Spinach And Soya Sub.
One Dish Meals
The Burrito Bowl is an exciting dish to carry to a picnic, and very moreish for people to dig into. This Bean Spinach And Corn Quesadilla is wholesome, filling and packs well for travel. Burnt Garlic Pasta with Mushrooms and Whole Wheat Spaghetti With Avocado Basil Pesto are definite winners, and can be thrown together even when you’re pinched for time. This Mushroom Quiche needs a little preparation, but is perfect to be eaten on a sunny weekend, along with a crisp glass of wine.
Tea time cakes are great to bake in advance for the weekend. They’re light, full of flavour and can be easily sliced up and passed around. Try this Red Wine Chocolate Cake or Parsi Mawa Cake which are perfect for picnics. If you’re in the mood for something indulgent and different, make this Overnight Pumpkin French Toast in a portable dish and carry it along.