Whether it’s setting up a nice picnic blanket in your backyard or just enjoying the view from living room, enjoy these picnic-perfect recipes with the family. These ideas are easy, light, and delicious:
Tuna salad sandwiches and picnics go together like peanut butter and jelly! This recipe uses unsalted tuna packed in water, which is healthier for you than tuna canned in oil. Add celery, lettuce, tomatoes, and any other veggies of your choosing. Dash in some paprika, cayenne, mustard, or hot sauce for a little kick. It’s an easy, classic picnic recipe!
Making guacamole is super easy – toss in avocadoes, salt, lime juice, and cilantro and mash everything together! Spread your homemade guacamole on flour tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, and boneless chicken. For an added kick, replace the tomatoes with pico de gallo or salsa.
This low-fat broccoli and feta pasta salad is full of nutrients and flavor – a great addition to any picnic menu! Mix together cooked pasta, broccoli, tomatoes, chickpeas, and feta. Make an easy dressing with garlic, low-fat mayonnaise, and herbs to enhance the flavor. The kids won’t even notice the broccoli and chickpeas!
What’s a picnic without classic potato salad? This fresh twist adds in broccoli, peas, bell peppers, celery, and corn for a healthy kick. The lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, and mustard dressing will help preserve the salad while giving it a burst of flavor.
Cool off with these easy to make fruit cups. Mix together nonfat strawberry yogurt, bananas, strawberries, and canned pineapple for a homemade “frozen yogurt” cup. Get the kids to help you! This springtime dessert is fun to make and easy to transport.
Celebrate spring weather and flavors with these super strawberry bars! Use fresh strawberries or jam for these delicious oat bars. Tip: Make a few extra bars for school snacks – your kids will appreciate it!