Grab your picnic basket and blanket, because it’s that time of year again; time to head outdoors and enjoy those beautiful sunshine-filled days of summer.
A sunny day is the perfect excuse to pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the great outdoors while we can, because before you know it we’ll be picking out pumpkins, and putting on socks and sweaters while we plan our holiday menus.
Whether you’re headed down to the park, a long hike, or a day at the beach you want your food to survive the trip which is why I’ve rounded-up some of my favorite picnic-friendly recipes that are easy to make ahead, are best eaten cooled or at room temperature and don’t mind being packed up.
From dips and chips to salads and wraps and a little something sweet for dessert, these healthy gluten and grain-free recipes are all pack-and-go practical and portable for your next picnic. Just add a bottle of wine or your favorite summer sipper and head out!
Sesame Nori Roasted Cashews // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Mediterranean Style Nachos with Grain-Free Pita Chips // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Creamy Basil Parsley Dip // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Spicy Mango Cucumber Skewers // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Snap Pea Slaw Cups with Avocado Chive Cream // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Cantaloupe Caprese // Vegetarian Ventures
Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip // Fool Proof Living
Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Mustard Herb Vinaigrette // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Moroccan Kale and Carrot Ribbon Salad // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Daikon Noodles with Red Cabbage Spinach Slaw // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Middle Eastern Potato Salad // Floating Kitchen
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad // Eating Bird Food
Individual Salad Cups // The View From the Great Island
Watermelon Salad with Basil Ginger Dressing // Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Raw Falafel Wraps with Parsley Tahini Sauce // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Raw Vegetable Nori Wraps with Sunflower Seed Dipping Sauce // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Collard Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Basil Hemp Sauce // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini Boats // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Summer Squash Noodles with Basil Lime Dressing // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chilled Double Tomato Soup // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Cashew Coconut Date Rolls // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Cherry Cashew Cookies // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Bittersweet Chocolate Bouchons // Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chocolate Tahini Cookies // Salted Plains
100 Calorie Grain-Free Nut Butter Cookies // Nutritionist in the Kitch
Lemon Berry Coconut Flour Muffins // My Heart Beets
Blackberry Mango Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Coconut Cream // With Food and Love
AND DON’T FORGET THESE PICNIC ESSENTIALS