50 Healthy & Delicious Homemade Picnic Recipes

May 11, 2016

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These delicious and healthy homemade picnic recipes are perfect for enjoying the beautiful days of spring and summer outdoors with your family!

50+ delicious and healthy homemade picnic recipes that are perfect for enjoying the beautiful days of spring and summer outdoors with your family! Get the recipe roundup at JessicaLevinson.com

There is nothing more enjoyable on a pretty day than enjoying a meal outside with somebody you love. It’s one of my very favorite things to do, whether my husband and I are outside grilling, I am sipping wine on a patio with my sister, or having brunch with friends outdoors. But even more fun is preparing an easy snack or lunch, packing it up with a blanket, and taking it all somewhere special to enjoy a relaxing picnic!

A couple weeks ago, I shared with you 5 simple food safety tips for enjoying the beautiful picnic season. Now, I want to share some of my favorite bloggers’ healthy homemade picnic recipes. These recipes are easy, delicious, and perfect to enjoy whether you’re out with a special someone, a group of friends, or your kids.

Snacks

Sriracha Hummus @ The Average RD

Low Fat Sriracha Hummus @ The Average RD
Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip @ Amy Gorin Nutrition
No Bake Fig and Walnut Energy Bites @ Supermarket Nutrition
Peach Crostini with Cinnamon and Honey @ Homemade Nutrition
Strawberry Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips @ Holley Grainger

Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad) | This lighter version of a classic Mexican street food is made with low-fat plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise to save on calories without sacrificing flavor. Serve as an appetizer with corn chips or as a side dish for your next Taco Tuesday. Recipe @jlevinsonrd.

Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad) @ Jessica Levinson
DIY Kids Snack Platters @Robin’s Bite
Avocado Hemp Deviled Eggs @The Foodie Dietitian
Blueberry Salsa @ Real You Nutrition
Peanut Butter Protein Bites @ Pantry Doctor
Minty Pea Dip @ Jessica Levinson

Veggies, Salads and Sides

Lunchbox Chickpea Salad @dixya

Lunchbox Chickpea Salad @ Food, Pleasure and Health
Kale Caesar Pasta Salad @ Nutritionist Reviews
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette @ Jessica Levinson
Cherry Caprese Panzanella Salad @ Teaspoon of Spice
Cauliflower Cranberry Superfood Salad @ The Nutrition Adventure
Colorful Cabbage Salad with Apples, Walnuts and Cranberries @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Avocado & Tomato Salad with Spring Onion @ Nutri Savvy Health

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh @MealMakeoverMom

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh @ Meal Makeover Moms
Watermelon Salad with Soy Ginger Vinaigrette @ Live Best
Quinoa, Tomato and Feta Salad @ My Cape Cod Kitchen
Strawberry Arugula Salad with Fennel, Toasted Almonds, and Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette @ Jessica Levinson

Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad with Feta | Protein- and fiber-rich lentils and chickpeas, crunchy bell peppers and Persian cucumbers, sweet pomegranate seeds, and salty feta cheese are tossed together in a lemony maple-mustard vinaigrette for a kid-friendly and adult approved lunchbox salad. Get this gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese @ Jessica Levinson
Greek Potato Salad @ The Crowded Table
Radish Jicama Salad with Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette @ Sharon Palmer
Spring Pea & Radish Farro Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette @ Jessica Levinson

Mains

Veggie Hummus Sandwich @GratefulGrazer

Veggie Hummus Sandwich @ Grateful Grazer
Pesto and Apple Chicken Salad @ Salubrious RD
Veggie Spring Rolls @ Emily Kyle Nutrition
Apricot Pineapple Chicken Salad @ Jessica Levinson
Viva Fiesta Turkey Wrap @ Kiss In The Kitchen
Pineapple Chicken Salad @ Jen Haugen

Nicoise Pasta Salad | Nutritioulicious

Nicoise Pasta Salad @ Jessica Levinson
Asian Shrimp Wraps with Snow Peas and Broccoli @ Mother Rimmy’s
Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad @ Jessica Levinson
Peanut Butter and Banana Sushi @ Nutrition Starring You
Curried Egg Salad Sandwich @ My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Salmon Peach Quinoa Salad @ Jessica Levinson

Desserts

Welcome spring with this sweet and tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookie recipe! Soft and chewy lemon poppy seed cookies are dolloped with zesty lemon curd and a simple glaze for the perfect springtime treat. Get the vegetarian and nut-free recipe @jlevinsonrd.

Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookies @ Jessica Levinson
Mini Berry Tarts @ Bakerita
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars @ Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Lavender Shortbread Cookies @ Lively Table
Superfood Vegan White Chocolate @ Chronicles of Passion

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Cookies @veganfamrecipes

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Cookies @ Vegan Family Recipes
Raspberry Mint Key Lime Mini Pies @ Your Choice Nutrition
Churro Cookies @ Chelsea’s Choices
Berry Whoopie Pies @ The Organic Dietitian
No-Bake Strawberry Mousse Parfaits @ Jessica Levinson

Beverages

Rose Sangria @DomesticateMe

Rose Sangria @ Domesticate Me
Orange Ginger Mint Spa Water @ Jessica Levinson
Strawberry Ginger Switchel @ Recipes to Nourish
Lavender French 75 @ Lively Table
Strawberry Basil Lemonade @ EA Stewart

Strawberry Kiwi Fizz @dianeboydrd

Strawberry Kiwi Fizz @ Cape Fear Nutrition
Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes @ Nutrition a la Natalie
Orange Rosemary Paloma @ Zestful Kitchen
Blueberry Basil Cooler @ Jessica Levinson
Strawberry Kombucha Mimosa @ Emilie Eats

So there you have it – 50+ healthy homemade picnic recipes to choose from!

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  1. What a fabulous idea for a recipe round-up! We grill a lot & have people over to hang out in our backyard, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been on a picnic. Thanks so much for sharing my Strawberry Basil Lemonade, and for motivating me to go on a picnic with these yummy recipes!

    1. Thanks EA! We grill a lot also and rarely take picnics, but I want to do more of the latter. Would be so much fun for the kids too!

  2. What a great idea for a post!!!! I wish we lived closer so we could picnic together!!! I even found canned wine lol!!! Thanks for including my bars, always a sweet tooth with me!

    1. Thanks so much Liz! I know – how fun would that be?! Canned wine? You’re amazing! And you are not alone w the sweet tooth 😉

  3. I can’t believe it’s been a year since this post Jess! Time flies but these recipes sure don’t! Hope you get a chance to picnic soon!

    1. Definitely a perk of warm weather living! Wish we got more time for outdoor dining, but I soak it up when I can. You will love those cookies Sonali – I just made a batch over the weekend!

    1. Thanks Laura! And I totally hear you. We’re back to cold and rainy here this week. Definitely not picnic weather :/

  4. Another amazing recipe round up! I always find so many great options, just wish I had time to make them all. I barely have time to make a meal in general some days.

    1. Thanks Sarah! I know the feeling – I wish I could make them all myself too. But when I’m having company it helps with my planning!

  5. OMG, I can’t remember the last time I went on a picnic! This may be the excuse I need … or at least to take one of these beautiful salads down to the pool for some sun at lunch 🙂